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William Lessels

William Lessels

Senior Assistant

National Trust of Scotland

Crossford, Fife KY128YN


National Trust for Scotland

Property Manager

Managed the Property to the requirements of the N.T.S. Responsible for all aspects ensuring budgets were met,setting budgets for the year. Organisation of functions I.e. Weddings, Education visits, and all Health and Safety issues ensuring necessary Training needs are met.

Career medium 03
Career medium 04

National Trust of Scotland

Senior Assistant

Assisted the Property Manager in all aspects of management of the Property and acted as the Manager in their absence. Responsible for staff rota's and Party bookings. Advising the manager on staff requirements. Standing in where and when required within the property.


National Trust of Scotland

Tour guide

Tour Guide responsible for greeting visitors, ensuring they had a safe and enjoyable visit. Answering any questions they may have,conducting guided tours when required.Responsible for the security of the contents within the Palace and the conservation of the contents.
Also when required to work in the Retail Outlet,reception,membership and tearoom.

Career medium 01
Career medium 05

Babcock Rosyth

Drawing Office Manager

Entered as a engine fitter apprentice served a general apprenticeship for 5 years in all aspects of ship repair.
Promoted to the drawing office in 1964 as a draughtsman and worked in the drawing office in all aspects of drawing office work for 4 years when I was promoted to leading draughtsman where I was in charge of a small team of draughtsmen in various sub groups. In 1978 I was promoted to the position of senior draughtsman where I was in charge of the Weapons Section responsible for all aspects of weapon systems in ships and submarines with a team of 12 draughtsmen I also acted as Alignment Consultant for all weapon systems. I was promoted to drawing office manager responsible for all modifications to Nuclear Submarines. I was in charge of staff numbers of 100-200 mixed specialisations
on tasks of a value of £1.5 million.


Queen Anne Dunfermline

Secondary education pre O Levels gained Fife Technical Certificate in Maths,English,History, Science,Technical Drawing,Woodwork,Metalwork and Mechanics.

Napier College Edinburgh

Gained Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Dockyard College

Gained ONC in mechanical engineering