Ashby School, Stephenson's College, Open University
Foundation Course in Mathematics; CLAIT & IBT2; GCSE & CSE's
Derby City Council Education Dept; Bombardier
I live with my mother, as I’m her carer in Ashby de la Zouch. We have a dog which was rescued from Romania. My favourite breakfast is called the Dalton from the Olive Branch café. I’m an NCIS fan (Washington, New Orleans and Los Angeles.) I play walking netball and sing in a choir.
Ensuring that Rolls-Royce testbeds worldwide have 24/7 cover. Also ensure that General Development (GD) kits are processed.
No two days are same! Except when dealing with the project on call sheets which have to be completed over three days each week for the following week.
General Development (GD) kits need to be processed and information tables checked and updated and issued on a regular basis throughout the week.
Emails need to answered daily.
At certain times of the year, I will also be completing the paperwork for forthcoming brownie and cub science nights.
In the Autumn I help out at the science week for primary school children at our local forestry centre.
My Typical Day
A typical day involves answering emails, updating the GD software and ensuring the on call sheets are completed.
I arrive at work at about 6am. First job of the day is read my emails and answer then according to their priority. If an on-call sheet has issued and there are requests for updates they need to be dealt with first. My first tasks is to update the General Development (GD) kit streamer. The streamer processes the kits ready for dispatch to an engine on test or rework. The update involves three processes updating an excel spreadsheet and two tasks using a software call SAP.
The second is to issue the on call sheet, this is an excel spreadsheet with all the projects and teams. The Engine Owners (EO) then complete the sheet with their requirements for their engines and which prep shop or test bed that it will be on where it run the test it needs to complete. Once they have completed their requirements their manager will approve their relevant project sheet. This will then be issued to the project engineers who will complete the sheets with their availability. Once it’s completed the sheets are issued to the projects for reference.
What I'd do with the money
Resources to promote STEM projects ideas including my local church, girlguiding, scouting
As Girlguiding has recently changed their badge syllabus. I’d use the money on brownie events promoting the new skills builders and activities. New resources will be required to cover the syllabus. I’d also use the money for resources to promote STEM within my local church.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Reliable, enthusatic, keen
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Becoming a STEM Ambassador
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My love of science and anything technical
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Work with children was my first choice, then i wanted to work in horticulture,
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes, I managed to get some plastic stuck to an iron in sewing class
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Missionary within the UK
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
A croissant with poached eggs, spinach and hollandaise sauce (the Dalton)
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Going on a rollercoaster at Walt Disney World, Florida
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Opportunity to travel more, follow a different career, see more girls following STEM careers
Tell us a joke.
What do you call a sick chemist? If you can't Helium, and you can't Curium, then you might as well Barium!