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Alan Smith

After initial training as a journalist and a dip into the world of Public Relations, Alan joined British Airways in 1968 at the Heathrow Revenue Accounts office.  Within a year of joining, a promotion meant involvement in ‘in-house training’ and thus a future career with Training was born.

Upon leaving BA in 1984, Alan spent 4 years of expatriot life in Swaziland as a Training Officer and Revenue Accountant.  Training involved tutoring local staff for various Industry and International Qualifications, both in Swaziland and a number of other countries, including South Africa and Kenya.

Returning from Africa saw 2 years spent with a small airline in the South West of England, followed by a return to London. It was here that Training full time was the job remit, mostly to classes of 20+ delegates, either in company HQ classrooms or in locations up and down the UK.

Becoming self-employed in 1995, Alan spent almost 5 years working throughout Sweden for a Swedish training company based in Malmö, before linking up with ‘Plane Training in 2003.