Coventry University | The Priory Academy LSST | St John’s Primary Academy
BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering | A Levels: Electronics, Physics, Mathematics, Applied IT (AS Level), General Studies | 11.5 A*-B GCSEs including Science, Maths and English
Siemens Rail Infrastructure: Graduate Engineer | Siemens Rail Infrastructure: Engineering Intern | The Priory Academy LSST: Masterclass Senior Sixth Form Assistant | Siemens Turbomachinery Lincoln: Work Experience
Siemens is a company founded in 1847 by Wener von Siemens
There are many divisions in Siemens, as each produces and manufactures products across different industries such as: Building Technology, Mobility and even Healthcare
We are a global company with around 385,000 employees in more than 200 countries/regions
Graduate Engineer | STEM Ambassador | IET Young Professional Ambassador | Young Rail Professionals North East Committee Member | Musician
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to view my profile
Current Graduate Engineer at Siemens Rail Infrastructure in York, UK 🚂
Past Chair and Publicity Officer for the Coventry and Warwickshire IET Young Professionals Network. Registered STEM Ambassador with STEM Learning UK. North East Committee Member with the Young Rail Professionals 🌟
Achieved a First-Class Honours Degree in BEng Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry at Coventry University 🎓
Multi-instrumentalist including: Violin (Grade 8 Standard), Ukulele and Voice 🎻
I assist on projects that finds ways protect the overhead lines that power trains, and help find new/better ways to protect them
I assist on projects that find methods protect the Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) and Substations that ensures electric and bi-mode trains can run safely. For example, if a tree falls onto the Overhead Line and creates a short-circuit, we need to make sure that the fault can be made as safe and as fast-clearing as possible so that the train timetables are not disrupted.
As well as this, I have taken part on different projects such as creating an innovation for industry using a novel software. Sometimes I will even go on site visits in order to see how Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) are completed and help out with site surveys. The reason why I have gone under several placements is to see what each team does, assist on their projects and eventually find a discipline to go into for the rest of my career.
My Typical Day: I get into the office for 09:00 and then see what my tasks are for the day, or continue with a task from the previous day. As there is a lot of project work, I am doing so many different things; each day is a little bit different!
I get into the office for 09:00 and then see what my tasks are for the day, or continue with a task from the previous day. As there is a lot of project work, I am doing so many different things; each day is a little bit different!
At the moment, I am completing work for three different projects. This involved working with IP and VLAN Addresses for different sites, checking that formulae have been performed correctly, creating a MS Excel template to perform and present complex calculations in.
On a non-typical day, I will sometimes be required to go to a rail site to complete site surveys, substation technical services and practicals for training courses; this is all very rare, however, but it’s very interesting to see both sides of the industry.
Not every Engineering job requires you to be on a site and are mostly office based like mine – so if you’re not the kind of person who would enjoy site work, don’t worry! There are so many options out there that you will find the perfect working environment for you.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Determined, resilient, passionate
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
I had the amazing opportunity to travel to the Siemens Headquarters in Germany to complete some training - it was a wonderful experience and I learned so much!
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
What was your favourite subject at school?
Many! I loved: all 3 Sciences, Maths, Electronics , IT and Music
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Roboticist or Musician
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
I recently went to India with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - it was an iincredible travel experience as I have never been to India before
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
World Peace, have a long and successful career, and medical/technological advancements
Tell us a joke.
If the Silver Surfer and Iron Man joined forces - they'd be alloys!