I’m Claudia, an U6 student studying Maths, Physics and Design & Technology at A Level and I am hoping to pursue an engineering degree through university or a degree apprenticeship. I am applying to both maritime engineering and mechanical engineering degrees as I want to keep pathways open for both motorsport and marine engineering.
I recently completed an EPQ project with my research question being ‘Should Engineering be a subject taught in Key Stages 2 and 3 across the UK?' In conclusion I found that engineering promotes problem solving thinking and shows students the real life applications of theoretical scientific and mathematical concepts. Therefore it could prove beneficial to many students who struggle with traditional Maths and Sciences.
In my pursuit of a career in Engineering I have taken part in relevant activities provided by the school, such as Young Engineers, Physics and Engineering Society as well as Andrew Society for academic leaders, all of which have provided different challenges to test my academic ability and to develop my skills. Furthermore I also went through the Arkwright Scholarship application throughout Year 11, where I was ultimately successful. This program has provided me with so many opportunities through connect days; such as a STEM event at McLaren Technology Centre, and has given me access to a variety of resources to aid my pathway into Engineering such as lectures, information sites, as well as providing the applications for different events and courses. The scholarship gained me an invite to join BAE Systems mentoring program where I have been paired with a third year digital software engineer, whom I have weekly calls with while I complete monthly tasks for BAE Systems. These tasks have included the following: a report designing a new piece of technology to add to the Mars Rover, redesigning the naval frigate ships to improve efficiency while composing on ship flexibility and creating a lesson plan for a Key Stage 3 class to teach them about density, how boats float and then teaching students about the uses of different materials. These tasks have given me a taster of what will be expected of my independent work at university. I look forward to the challenges ahead.
Silas Turner Jones (fec12-19)
I am thrilled to share that after an intense few months preparing for the End Point Assessment, I have successfully completed my four year Aerospace Engineering Degree Apprenticeship scheme!
I have now started a new role as an Associate Engineer in the Flight and Applied Sciences department at Marshall Aerospace
To develop further my specific skills within this new role, I have started a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Aerospace Dynamics at Cranfield University which commenced last month. This course provides a fantastic opportunity to strengthen my knowledge in the Flight Sciences domain, looking at a broad topic range throughout.
I am really excited for what the next few years have in store!