Michael Henderson

SHEQ Manager
What was your previous role before joining FM Conway?

I was a Supply Specialist and finished off spending 7 years working within aircraft support. Initially as part of the Gazelle, Lynx and the joint service implementation of the WAH 64 Apache Attack helicopter.

How did you get into your line of work?

I left school at 16 and then two weeks later I started with the Junior Leaders Regiment - a 52 week basic training regime. At 30 years old I left the army and fell into Health and Safety, as this was a course I could take for my resettlement as I had worked in the area briefly.

Do you have any tips for anyone who is leaving the armed forces?

Don’t be afraid to take help, a CV is a designed to get you an interview so the skills you have in the military such as leadership and presentations techniques. For example an NBC instructor means nothing to an employee but it can demonstrate that you can train a complex subject to people with no previous knowledge.  

Are there any parallels between your current role and your previous role?

Yes, several. Organisation, practical outlook, common sense and the ability to prioritise under pressure. I think also communication is underrated as a skill that is a given with the Forces.  

What do you enjoy most about working for FM Conway?

No two days are ever the same, so the variety is what keeps me fresh.

What are you passionate about outside of work?

Family is important in FM Conway and my family outside is as well. I am now too broken to play rugby, but still love the sport. I also love to swing a golf club; but this took a back seat last year so that is something I am hoping to rectify.

What might someone be surprised to know about you?

I was a downhill skier for the my Corps, and briefly held the record for The Super G event.