• Question: At what age did you realise you wanted to be an engineer?

    Asked by Gosha to Huw, Gosha, Ray, Stacey, Steve on 10 Mar 2015. This question was also asked by 477appb34, 282appb37, Elliya.
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      Stacey Cutten answered on 10 Mar 2015:


      Not until about 16. I was taken on a school trip to oxford university and sat in an engineering lecture – not really knowing what it was. All I knew was that it had something to do with technology and science. And I LOVED it! The combined with my passion for natural disasters and the worlds natural processes to lead to civil engineering 🙂

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      Gosha Barzowska answered on 10 Mar 2015:


      Is this someone with the same name as me or someone hacked my account? 🙂 haha
      I think I always had it in the back of my head but I didn’t get much support in making any decisions when I was your age so it took me a bit longer to realise who I want to be. So not until I started working at Airbus in HR I realised that Engineering is the future and that I want to be part of it!

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      Huw Williams answered on 10 Mar 2015:


      Hi Gosha,

      I decided I wanted to be an Engineer when I was about 15 I loved machines of all kinds like planes, cars and bikes, but I also really liked doing Maths and Physics at school. I heard the boss of an F1 Team say that to work for them you needed a good Mechanical Engineering degree, so I said to myself that’s what I’m going to do.

      Huw 🙂

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      Steve Cox answered on 11 Mar 2015:


      I was about 14 when I realised that my interest in making/creating things could be combined with my love of fast powerful cars by becoming an Automotive Engineer

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