Thank you for all the great questions over the last two weeks! I have had great fun answering them :-)
I attended the University of Edinburgh from 2007 till 2011.
I have a BEng Chemical Engineering with Honours. During school I received 5 Scottish Higher Grades in English (C), Maths (A), Chemistry (B), Physics (B) and Biology (B).
I was a waitress before and during University. I have worked in some small cafes and restaurants, Frankie and Benny’s and Wagamamas.
I am now a Process Engineer.
I am 27 years old and live in the Midlands.
I am 27 years old and live in the Midlands. I am originally from Scotland and moved down South for the job at Jaguar Land Rover. I live with my partner and cat.
I write the processes to build cars and check the parts will go together.
I work mostly with parts that will be fitted to an engine before it goes into the car. I check that the parts will all fit together and then write the instructions on how they should be fitted. I look at tooling and work out if the parts need to be fitted in a special order.
In the beginning of a project we look at everything virtually on a computer. Once the engineers are happy with the design, we begin to launch the car. This means that we start to build the cars properly and check that everything is ok. This is when work gets very busy.
My Typical Day: My usually day involves talking to Engineers about Engine parts.
During the day I look at lots of different parts on my computer. I check that there aren’t any problems and chat to Engineers about any problems. I spend the rest of the day writing instructions to fit the parts. This includes a list of instructions, the parts that will be needed and any tools that are needed. When we go to launch these instructions (processes) are printed and given to the people that will be building the cars.
In my team, we each look after a different area of the car. I look after Engine and Cooling parts but there are lots of other areas like all the Electrical parts and the good looking trim parts which go inside the car.
What I'd do with the money
I would like to put the money towards a STEM Engineering Challenge in schools
If I win this competition I would like to connect with some schools in my area and organise an Engineering challenge.
I will be organising a challenge which helps to demonstrate the job I do at Jaguar Land Rover.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Friendly, honest, helpful
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
I was part of the launch of a new Jaguar car!
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
I enjoyed Science at school but it was my parents who suggested I study Engineering. To be honest, when I started university I wasn't completely sure what Engineering involved.
What was your favourite subject at school?
My favourite subject at school was Music.
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wanted to be a Vet when I left school but it turns out I’m not very good with the gory stuff.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Once for talking when I shouldn’t have been.
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
If I wasn’t an engineer I would like to work with Music or film.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
My Mum’s Spaghetti Bolognaise
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Before I started work I travelled all around Europe by train…lots of fun.
Tell us a joke.
There were two hats on a hat stand. One said to the other…”You stay here and I’ll go on a-head”