Tim Baines is one of Cosmic’s newest members of staff, so we asked him 6 questions all about his role, and a bit about himself too.
1. What do you do here at Cosmic?
I joined Cosmic as a digital trainer on the DESME project which aims to fill those digital skills gaps that are resulting in a loss of revenue for many SMEs. I am working initially with businesses in the construction sector to develop bespoke training packages to support individuals and teams.
2. What’s your favourite part about the job and what are you most excited about doing?
I have a passion for teaching and learning and look forward to meeting a host of different people and developing training packages tailored to their particular needs. There is little to rival that breakthrough moment when someone takes a step forward in their understanding.
3. What do you like most about Cosmic?
When applying for the role I was attracted by the values demonstrated by Cosmic and since joining, it is most definitely the people. Everyone I have met since joining Cosmic has been so friendly, welcoming and willing to help it has been amazing and all focused on ensuring that the clients and community benefit from what we do.
4. What is the most interesting thing about you or that you have done?
At the start of my working life I was a weapons engineer in the Royal Navy and worked my way through from apprentice to being a weapons engineering officer.
5. Are you Apple or Android?
I have been very much focused on Apple since meeting the Macintosh LC III in 1994, with an 80MB hard disk! I now use a MacBook, iPad and iPhone for organizing my life although I have always had to keep up to speed on PCs as even now most of the systems and control engineering software will not run on IOS.
6. What are your hobbies or interests?
My family and the dogs (a 12 Year old Lowchen and a 5 month old Labrador) wonderfully occupy any time I have left in the week. I play banjo and Ukulele with a couple of local groups with the gigs and open mic nights starting to reappear after the lockdowns and I am a specialist tutor for people with dyscalculia or other maths learning difficulties. I am constantly studying, although I always say that each qualification will be the last, and at the moment I am taking a level 5 Certificate course in supporting dyslexic adult learners.
Join us in welcoming Tim to the team!