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CURRICULUM VITAE

ALEXANDER J MACPHERSON
I am an enthusiastic and active person with a passion for sporting activities and the outdoors. I
enjoy organizing, problem solving and interacting with others; I am a keen learner who is looking
for an opportunity to broaden my experiences.
Key Skills:

Able to perform practical tasks to a high standard.


Interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with others.
Easy to get on with.
Good with younger children and enjoys coaching mentoring.
Computer literate with good keyboard skills and a sound knowledge of word processing.
Highly adaptable in any situation whether physically demanding or mentally challenging.
Works well under pressure, enjoys leadership responsibility.
Comfortable to give verbal briefs and group presentations.
FPOS Qualification allows me to deal with Trauma and Ballistic Injuries along with other very
valuable skills including Spinal Injuries and Immediate emergency care (Trauma).
Advanced Close Protection Operators Course has allowed me to gain good memory skills
which are valuable in any work environment.

Employment History:
Assisted with a couple of charities, which were un-paid. Furthermore I have obtained one weeks
work experience; working for Drum Cussac, a maritime security company.
Drum Cussac, Poole, Dorset, UK
Pete Hall Catering, Event Catering.
Sandringham Hotel, Isle of Wight, UK.
Snow Traxx, Matchams, Christchurch, Dorset, UK.
My time with Drum Cussac was short but enlightening. It allowed me to see advanced tactics in
maritime security and a real office lifestyle. Drum Cussac taught me a lot about hard work and
commitment.
My experience working at Pete Halls catering was very fulfilling. The job consisted of working
behind portable food vans, such as burgers and baguettes. The job was demanding and it taught
me how to work under pressure and complete tasks to standard and at speed. This job is only part
time and is only at events. The event I for was the Sea Work Exhibition 2013 held at Southampton
Docks UK.
My job as a crew member at Sandringham Hotel taught me teamwork among other attributes. My
experience has allowed me to obtain the skill of communication when speaking to a customer and
management skills.
My job as a slope instructor at Snow Traxx in Matchams, UK. The job requires me to supervise the
ringo and bobsled activities. In this job I spend a lot of time around young children; this has taught
me patience and communication skills.
Achievements:

Played Rugby for School first XV.


Played Rugby for Bournemouth U16.
Attended Global Young Leaders conference in USA 2011, Washington and NY. Presented and
debated international issues at the US state department and United Nations Headquarters.
DofE Bronze

Completed National Life Guard qualification (2011)


Completed 3 Peaks 2008.
Travelled round Europe to 10 countries and 14 cities, taking 5 weeks in total.
Cycled through 5 countries in Europe (1200km) in 14 days.
Successfully achieved a 26 day Advanced Close Protection Operators Course and gained an
FPOS Qualification, Hostile Environment Awareness Qualification and a QCF (Close
Protection Qualification).

Education and Qualifications:


Clayesmore (GCSEs)

Sept 2009 to June 2011

English Literature & Language


Math
Science (Double)
Design and Technology
Geography
P.E

C&B
C
C&C
B
D
A

Clayesmore School 6th Form

Sept 2011 to 2013

Business Studies AS/A2


Geography AS/A2

E
D

First Aid at work qualification: Still valid.


Galahad Associates

06/04/2014 3/04/2014

Following a 26 day Advanced Close Protection Operator Course I gained:


First Person On Scene (FPOS, High Threat Medic) Qualification: Expires 11/04/2017
Hostile Environment Awareness: Achieved 26/04/2014
HABC Level 3 Certificate in Close Protection Operations (QCF): Achieved 02/05/2014.
Bournemouth University

09/2013 06/2015

Fda Public Service Degree

Result: 2:1

Southampton Solent University

09/2015 Present

BSc International Business Management


Other Qualifications
Life Guard Qualification Depth 4m (Spine board Included), expired: 12th Aug 2013
Hobbies/ Interests

Rugby

Football

Kayaking

Surfing

Climbing/ Outdoors Adventure

Travelling

Cycling
Memberships

Congressional Youth Leadership Council's (CYLC) alumni association.

Sandown and Shanklin Rugby Club