In celebration of International Women in Engineering Day 2019, we spoke to MEng Mechanical Engineering graduate Helen Hagos.
I studied a masters in Mechanical Engineering and am currently working as a Project Engineer at AMETEK Airtechnology Group.
The love of problem solving and PHYSICS!
Queen Mary has a great set of modules for this course, taught by good lecturers that were within reach for any kind of discussion or educational support
My first technical job after graduating was as a Design Engineer at Rolls-Royce Submarine. It was such a great experience to work for a company renowned around the world. It was very much an eye-opener, especially as it was in the submarine sector, which isn’t something you hear about often.
Think big, don’t be afraid to go and apply for direct entry jobs. Don’t just limit yourself to graduate roles. There are many, many forms of engineering out there, from design to manufacturing, purchasing, welding, sales etc. So go out there and try them all out.
I am currently managing a project supplying actuation motors that get used on helicopter landing gear! My other project is for a pitch and flap actuator.
I think diversity is key as it contributes towards having diversified solutions, thinking and approaches.
No not really, I am my own self role model. I think if I’ve come so far and I really couldn’t picture it then... then anything is possible!