Phil Tower

Phone: 07704350122

Hi! I'm Phil, a Manufacturing Engineering student who loves Jesus, spending time with people, and reading when I can.


University of Cambridge

Course: MEng Manufacturing Engineering, 2017 - 2021
College: Clare

Reading School

A Levels: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Economics
Grades: A*, A*, A*, A


Voluntary Farm InternJack's Veg: June - July 2020

  • Decided to volunteer on a farm to make productive use of my time during the Coronavirus lockdown.
  • I was quickly made responsible for implementing lean process improvements across the farm, taking initiative to rearrange the layout of salad processing room to reduce movement waste, leading to doubled time efficiency and increased profitability.
  • I conducted a time study for the egg production process, identified a bottleneck and estimated labour costs, modified an egg transportation device to reduce labour costs and number of wasted eggs

Structural + Civil EngineeringTaylor & Boyd: July-August 2019

  • Assisted Structural Engineers and CAD technicians as part of a small engineering team based in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  • Learned quickly to become proficient at AutoCAD LT, before completing drawings for a range of billable projects.
  • Joined engineers on site visits, including the inspection of a large social housing development, and a £27 million transport infrastructure renovation project.
  • Working with British Standards and Eurocodes on design & detailing for reinforced concrete and steel structures.

Test EngineeringBSRIA: July-September 2018

  • Shadowed several workers in different disciplines (including management, environmental engineering, material science, regulation compliance), getting a greater sense both of what on-site engineering and behind-the-scenes work requires.
  • Began to reprogram outdated 3D data visualisation software using Python, using skills developed in Engineering part IA.
  • Attended regular department meetings and whole-office meetings (BSRIA is a very broad company), observing the structures in place which allow a large business to function effectively.

GCSE Tutor Self Employed: 2016 - 2017

  • Inspired GCSE students to develop their skills over several months.
  • Tailored lessons to different examination boards (AQA, OCR etc).

Deliveroo RiderSelf Employed: Dec + Jan 2017/2018

  • Delivering food around Reading, burning Christmas calories at the same time.

IT ConsultantSelf Employed: 2014-2017

  • Provided a variety of IT services to individuals and small businesses.
  • Served a variety of clients from different backgrounds in many locations.
Non-Uni Stuff


If I have any spare time, I will try to delve into a book, article or something of the like. Key books that have shaped me include: The Bible, "The Pursuit of God" - A.W. Tozer, "Spiritual Leadership" - J Oswald Sanders, "Celebration of Discipline" - Richard Foster, "Creation Regained" - Albert Wolters, "The Irresistible Revolution" - Shane Claiborne.


I follow Jesus, I'm part of his global church. I care a great deal about discipleship, serious prayer, preaching + teaching (some of my sermons here), sharing God's unconditional love with all people. I'm an active member of Wycliffe Baptist Church in Reading, and Eden Baptist Church in Cambdige. At Univeristy, I'm quite involved with the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union.

Clare Welfare

From April 2018 - March 2019, I held the Male Welfare Officer role at Clare College. That meant doing all I could in the way of advocacy, organising events and being avaliable 1-1 to make Clare a happy, healthy place to live and study.



Troubleshooting computer problems, repairs, virus removal, speed enhancement, infrastructure advice.


Experienced at 1-2-1 tutoring GCSE + A-Level students with a wide range of abilities. My main focus is Maths + Physics.

Python Programming

Proficient in Python programming, involving a fair bit of data visualisation.


Constructing CAD drawings for Civil + Structural Engineering projects.

Available on request