Mike started his working life as a ‘youth in training’ on the Post Office Railway in January 1962.
After this intensive training period he became a technician on the railway and after a further one year’s training a technical officer. He obtained a City and Guilds full Technician’s certificate with endorsements, a Higher National certificate with endorsements and a degree from the Open University.
After spells on research at Dollis Hill and Martlesham, and on Postal Mechanisation in Southampton, he left the General Post Office to pursue a career as an independent consultant.
Having retired he returned to the railway when it opened as part of the Postal Museum in September 2017 and now works on a part-time basis as a Driver/Operator.