Adaptavate extend a warm welcome to Jamie Parry, our Research Technician and newest member of the growing team. We caught up with Jamie to find out a little more about him and discover why he’s chosen to work at Adaptavate.
Welcome to the team, Jamie! What’s brought you to come and work at Adaptavate?
I worked in the construction and landscaping industry for 10 years and recently decided to upskill. I’m currently studying for a BSc in Biosciences at the University of the West of England alongside working at Adaptavate. I’m particularly interested in biotechnology and biomimicry, especially regarding their facility in the construction industry.
Given my interest in biomaterials, my experience in the construction industry and my desire to make a positive contribution to the environment, Adaptavate was an obvious choice!
Your new role is in the technical team at Adaptavate – what are you currently working on?
We are currently preparing boards for a suite of structural tests. This means I get to be very hands on and practical which suits me perfectly – much better than sitting behind a desk!
What is a typical day like in your new role?
OK, now for some personal questions! What excites you outside of work – what do you do for fun?
Outside of work I enjoy outdoor pursuits such as climbing, caving, wild swimming and hill walking. I’m also an avid reader and a keen gardener.
Adventurous! What about music, what’s your favourite band/artist?
I like Jimi Hendrix, but also Ludovico Einaudi or possibly Mozart.
Best concert or gig you’ve ever been to?
Ludovico Einaudi or Rolling Stones.
Where’s your favourite place in the world?
Ystradfellte in south Wales. Birds and beasts, caves and crags, waterfalls and woods. Awesome.
And if you could go anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
Svalbard, Ural Mountains or the Centre of the Earth!