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William Cleaver

5 Newcastle Road, Durham, DH1 4AG, United Kingdom, Mob: +44 (0) 7551320252

D.O.B: 25/8/1978

Nationality: British

Marital Status: Single

Driving Licence: Full licence held


Education and Qualifications

2009 - Irata Rope Access Level 2. 1998 - Irata Rope Access Level 1

2002 – 2006: University of Hull - BA Italian & Spanish 2/1 – 1st in Spanish oral exam – ECDL

1999 – 2002: New College Framwellgate Moor - A Levels (part time)

1992 – 1996: Framwellgate Moor Comprehensive School - G.C.S.E’s

1990 – 1992: Martin Luther King School, The Netherlands

1984 – 1989: The Grange School, Chile

Work Experience

At Present

-Alpha Specialist contracting Ltd.

-Company based in Daventry

-Steeplejack and Rope Access work on chimney stacks in the UK & abroad.

April 2008 – December 2008: ThatNic Limpiavidrios & Global English Advance, Chile

-Window cleaning abseiling of various buildings in Santiago Chile with “ThatNic”

-Rigging ropes and using cradles

-Business English teacher teaching adults at “Global English Advance” institute.

February 2007 – January 2008: Seoul English Village, Seoul, South Korea

-English teacher in different situation based classes at the school. Students aged 10 to 15.

2003 - 2007: Excel window cleaners in Leeds and Manchester.

-Working and helping run jobs for Excel

-Duties included – Rope access work (cleaning windows, putting up signs).

-Organising and structuring work days.

-Working according to method statements & reporting back to the Boss.

2002 - 2006: University of Hull

-Degree in Italian & Spanish

-(I did rope access work in between academic years to finance my studies).

January 1999 – August 2002: Marine Glass Maintenance Ltd

-Window glass renovation on cruise liners, ships & boats all over Europe.

-Normally worked in groups of 4 people & occasionally I was a group leader.

-Rope rigging off various anchors to access windows.

1998 – Can Ltd

-Work on Millennium Dome London

-Bolting walkways on & heat sealing Teflon together on roof.

Volunteering Efforts


-Collaborated with Heather Odom (Venus Project events organiser) and people in Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Spain and The Netherlands to help the VP have a successful lecture tour in 2010.

Side Jobs

Jan-Feb 2009: Wallwalkers Ltd.

-Renovating churches & listed buildings

-also ran traders exhibition with them in London

June 2009: Fire-Events

-Rigged ropes for charity abseil in Newcastle and assisted throughout the event


Employment 1 - Mike Kirk Alpha Specialist Contracting Ltd Daventry U.K. Tel: +44 (0)1327 876000

Employment 2 - María Celia Martínez Boland Global English Advance Santiago, Chile

Academic - Brian Powell Modern Languages Spanish Department University of Hull HU6 7RX Tel: (01482) 465345 or 465993 E-mail: