Mastercard, Digital Payments UK&I
90% of new jobs will require digital skills and women are less likely to go for digital roles, so I think it’s vital that we encourage more women to take up STEM subjects and tech roles in order to prepare for the future. During school, I wasn’t encouraged to work in technology nor did I have any idea of what working in technology could be like. I didn’t start a career in technology until I got a job at Mastercard in 2014, and now I love working in tech!
Engineering Support Officer at Babcock International Group, Defence & Security Division
When I left school, I set myself up as a self-employed relief equestrian & farm worker and it was during this work that I discovered my passion for engineering. As I gathered a more established customer base I started to move away from the dairy aspects of the farming and moved more into the agricultural side which got me thinking about the machinery I frequently worked with, how they operated and how the technology was advancing.
Thales, Systems Engineer
I have been working at Thales UK for three years, having started on their graduate scheme after completing an undergraduate Masters in Physics at Durham University. I began work in Basingstoke as a Sensors Engineer within the defence sector before moving into the Systems Engineering discipline, working on helicopter defence systems...