• Question: What age did you become an engineer?

    Asked by Lauren :D to Chris, John, Kirstin, Michael on 23 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: John Allport

      John Allport answered on 23 Jun 2016:

      Depends what you count as becoming an engineer. I first tried to take my mum’s washing machine apart with a spoon when I was two, and was taking engines apart and rebuilding them with my dad before I went to school aged 5. I completed an apprenticeship at 19, so I suppose that counts, then graduated with an engineering degree at 22, finally becoming a Chartered Engineer at 32.

    • Photo: Michael Carley

      Michael Carley answered on 23 Jun 2016:

      I qualified with a degree in engineering in 1992.

    • Photo: Chris Hackett

      Chris Hackett answered on 24 Jun 2016:

      I was 23 when I started this job, which is my first job in engineering.