• Question: why and how did you become interested in your jobs?

    Asked by ben 10 to Huw, Gosha, Ray, Stacey, Steve on 10 Mar 2015. This question was also asked by ThE_Anonymous_1.
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      Gosha Barzowska answered on 10 Mar 2015:

      Hello again Ben10! Thanks for keeping me busy:)

      I was fortunate enough to be working in the company before, in HR. Tbh just before I started I didn’t even know what Airbus is or does (..don’t tell anyone haha!). So since I started working in HR I was involved in a lot of events and I met a lot of engineers who told me all about their job. It was great to hear that they are so passionate about it! I then visited Airbus assembly line in Toulouse in France where I had a chance to have a look at how they put the aeroplane together and I fell in love with what I saw! Since then I was really into researching how aeroplanes fly and guess what – it turned out to be farily complicated! So I decided to apply for an Apprenticeship to learn more about being an aerospace engineer! So I am not an Engineer yet but I am working hard at Uni and at work to become one next year!

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      Huw Williams answered on 10 Mar 2015:

      Hi Ben 10,

      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.

      I was actually all ready to go to university full time before I came across an advert for my apprenticeship. I realised that I could get my degree with all my fees paid, get loads of work experience and come out with a job at the end. To top all that off it was with a top class company, Rolls-Royce. So for me it was a no brainer and I’ve never looked back since. I love my job and every thing about it!

      Huw 🙂

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      Steve Cox answered on 11 Mar 2015:

      I always wanted to be an engineer and I loved cars (especially fast powerful cars), so I decided that I wanted to be an Automotive Engineer.

      I worked hard, studied hard, went to university and ended up working for Jaguar Cars – so that was a great result for me.

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      Stacey Cutten answered on 11 Mar 2015:

      In school I didn’t really know what I wanted to be. The only thing I did know, is that I enjoyed the subjects I did. I was absolutely in love with geography – learning about the natural world and its processes, but I also liked the problem-solving aspect of chemistry and the creative side to product design.

      Unfortunately for me, these aren’t subjects that tie together very well academically….

      In year 12 I was taken on a trip to Oxford University. I chose to sit in an engineering lecture – I had no interest in the other subjects offered and knew that engineering was linked to the Technology side of Science. Soon I was also to learn that Geography and Design were both very much included. The more I looked into it, the more I realised I had an interest in the Built Environment and so I decided that I wanted to do Civil Engineering!

      I’ve always been a sightseer – I absolutely love seeing new famous structures that I haven’t seen before and learning how they were made… Which is why I am here today! 😛