What I do on an average day
I lead a team of engineers to deliver an end solution. A lot of my role is coordination, planning the work and setting milestones and deadlines to ensure goals are reached. I need to have an appreciation of the technical solutions, even if I am not an expert.
How I got here
I went to an all-girls grammar school and did triple science at GCSE, followed by maths, physics and geography A levels. At Loughborough University, I studied aeronautical engineering which was hard work but a lot of fun. I did an industrial placement year at BAE Systems where I then got sponsored for my final year at university. There was a lot of making models and testing them to destruction on my course which made it a lot of fun.
My favourite part of my job
There are two parts; the first is delivering, whether it’s a product or plan or idea at the end of the day. I relish getting to that end result. The second part is leading a team of specialists who come together to deliver something and helping people to reach their true potential through their work.
Who is an engineer?
An engineer is a problem solver. Someone who is innovative and a team player.