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Martin Hough - Engineer Estates Officer 

Meet Martin, our Engineer Estates Officer. Martin began his career at the Trust in August 1999 and has progressed through the ranks from Apprentice to Mechanical Fitter, Team Leader and to Engineer Estates Officer. 

Martin's current role as Engineer Estates Officer encompasses a wide variety of disciplines including being the authorised person for medical gases, ventilation, pressure systems and water, in addition to line managing staff and project managing large maintenance activities. Martin enjoys learning new technology and dynamic problem solving during high pressured situations. 

The trust has supported Martin in his development during his apprenticeship and he has been on numerous training courses to enhance his skills. Martin is currently looking to enrol on an NVQ level 4 course, which will be sponsored by the trust. 

Martin's favourite memory is when he was awarded the apprentice of year in 2005 for Cheshire. He enjoys working within the NHS as he feels he is making a difference to people lives in the community.

Martin is keen to tell people that the NHS is a fantastic establishment which offers significant benefits to its employees. People may not think that the NHS have Engineers however the Engineering Estates function is a vital part of delivering a safe and operational trust. Engineering is an interesting and challenging environment where you are continually learning on a day to day basis. It marries practical and theoretical skills into a real life environment whereby you can physically see the benefits to the individual patients who utilise the trust facilities. 

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