Dave commenced his engineering career with an electrical and electronic apprenticeship at the British Aerospace (BAe) site at Filton working on the Concorde programme. His work with education started with recruitment and schools liaison for BAe and he then joined a small team at the CBI Education Foundation to set up the UK Teacher Placement Service. This was followed by national roles with BAE Systems and Young Engineers to focus on the promotion of engineering and technology to young people and teachers.
His role at The Royal Academy of Engineering focused on bringing coherence to the promotion of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and was invited to join the BLOODHOUND programme education team. This STEM coherence is now being developed through his work with BLOODHOUND SSC as education programme director.