What is your current Job Title or Role?
Assistant Rail Telecoms Design Engineer
What advice would you have for young women who are interested in a STEM career or job?
Pursue whatever you are interested in, this is one of the most important factors in enjoying what you do and being able to put in the effort to do well in it.
How did you get to where you are today?
From a young age I enjoyed hands on activities and learning how things worked. Whilst at school I applied the philosophy of doing what I enjoyed and I worked hard to do my best at every opportunity I was given. This then led to me taking up work experience within the STEM field through outreach from professionals in the industry. From here I have put in a lot of effort to continue to take up all the opportunities I can in the work place as well as continuing my studies alongside my work.
What do you do on a daily basis in your work?
I design telecommunications systems for the rail network which usually involves developing camera, speaker and customer information systems at train stations all over the country... and sometimes outside of it.
Who or what inspired you to get into STEM?
My enjoyment of figuring out how things work and helping others through creating intelligent infrastructure led me to a workplace in which these things are part of my every day job. I also have to thank an outreach programme that enabled me to make contact with the company I still work for today.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
The ability to work on high profile jobs and feel like I am contributing to something.
What do you like to do outside work?
Outside of work I like to stay fit and strong by attending the gym 6 times a week. I also spend a lot of time working towards my degree apprenticeship, but to relax I enjoy knitting and reading, or trying to spot the moon through my telescope.