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CV example - Peter

This CV would be useful when applying for a new job in a new career. It highlights:

  • Relevant skills and achievements
  • Your most relevant transferable skills. Transferable skills are the skills you’ve developed in different areas of your life

Peter Jones
Tel: 01656 77744 Mob: 07882654321

Personal Statement

A successful, customer-focused and motivated individual. Has sixteen years experience in a supervisory/managerial role within manufacturing. Is looking to build on existing customer service and communication skills by becoming a Customer Service Adviser, following a recent redundancy. Is target-orientated, using negotiation and organisational skills to improve team performance by 30%. Communicates effectively with colleagues and customers and used these skills to explain new production processes to team members, leading to the team being the most successful in 2023-24. Looks forward to working within a customer-focused organisation.

Key Skills

  • Provides excellent customer service
    • Used negotiation and persuasion as well as effective listening skills to improve a customer relationship, which lead to retention of that customer and a 30% increase in orders the following year
  • Communicates effectively in a range of styles to suit different audiences, for example customers and colleagues
    • Explained how new CNC machines worked to team members and devised training manuals for reference. Team confidence improved and production levels rose by 10%
  • Proficient user of ICT software and can learn to use new systems/software quickly
    • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office 365, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
    • Learnt how to control new computerised equipment within a week and developed training materials in order to train a team of new recruits. The team was operational and productive within a short time
  • Works independently, using own initiative
    • Planned and implemented a modernisation programme within a local factory by sourcing new machinery and organising staff training. Downtime was minimised and output improved by 15%
  • Demonstrates attention to detail in all aspects of work
    • Noticed a gradual drop in productivity within the team and was able to isolate the problem to a particular machine. Diagnosed a technical fault and arranged resolution, leading to an improvement in production levels

Employment History

CNC Supervisor, progressing to Production Manager, Tollgate Productions Ltd, Anytown, 2008 – present

  • Setting up and operating a range of CNC machinery such as auto-assembly machines and robotic equipment, producing high-quality products
  • Using precision measuring tools to inspect products to ensure they meet quality standards
  • Diagnosing equipment faults and communicating effectively with the team to implement timely and appropriate repairs
  • Developing effective numerical control programs tdhat reduced production costs by 15%
  • Effective and supportive supervision of a team of CNC operators including creating staff rotas and personal development planning
  • Providing training to staff on issues such as health and safety and manual handling

Production Operative and subsequently Team Leader, Jopling Fabrications, Anytown, 2001 – 2008

  • Operating a range of manual and numerically controlled lathes and other machinery to produce metal and joints to a high standard
  • Effective fault-finding and machine repair
  • Undertaking inspection of products to ensure they meet ISO quality specifications
  • Supervision of a team of production operatives including planning shifts and training the team in the use of new CNC machines

General Labourer, various construction sites, Anytown and across Wales and the UK, 1996 – 2001

  • Lifting and moving heavy equipment and building materials as directed
  • Digging and building foundations
  • Keeping sites clean and tidy and appropriately storing building materials
  • Following health and safety requirements and appropriate use of personal protective equipment


Bigworth Comprehensive School, 1991 – 1996

  • GCSEs including Maths C, English C, Science Dual Award CC, Woodwork B, achieved 1996

Hobbies and interests

  • Mountain biking
  • Making wooden ornaments such as trees and figurines

References available on request.


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