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Women in Engineering: “Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it”

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This Women in Engineering Day, we had the pleasure of chatting to two of our very own Women in Engineering! Ayesha and Sam are both studying Level 3 Engineering Technologies – they spoke to us about what they enjoy most about studying Engineering as well as their hopes for the future.

Female engineering student at work

What made you choose Engineering as a career path?

Ayesha: Engineering is a broad field that offers exciting career opportunities where you will get to be creative, solve problems and explore how things work every day. I choose Engineering as a career path because since childhood I had an interest in how machinery works. Moreover, I want to design products and buildings by using Engineering software.

Sam: My dad got me into engineering when I was little. He used to fix and mend cars; I used to love going out and helping him. When I got older, I didn’t realise women could do engineering until I went into sixth form. I found MK college and it was the best fit for me to do level 3.

What are you enjoying most about your course?

Ayesha: The most fascinating thing about Engineering is that I get a chance to work with high standard programs (Fusion 360 and Auto-CAD) and machinery (Lathe and CNC).

Sam: The thing I enjoy most about my course is the excitement about learning engineering, along with being supported by the teachers and the people in my course are also really nice and supportive. I’m not afraid to ask for help when needed and everyone helps each other out throughout the course.

What are your hopes and aspirations for the future after you have completed your studies?

Ayesha: After completing my level 3 Engineering, I would like to pursue my career in Architectural engineering.

Sam: When my dad got me into cars, he then showed me Formula 1, it was only when I was older that I learned that you could do apprenticeships with Formula 1, which is now my main aim – working on the cars and the mechanical side of it and being able to be part of one of their teams.

What advice would you give to other women looking to get into Engineering?

Ayesha: If you are passionate and dedicated towards Engineering, then you should chase your dreams. As nothing is impossible.

Female engineering students at work

Sam: My advice is go for it. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do any type of engineering. Because all women can do all types of engineering.

What is your favourite thing about studying Engineering at MK College?

Ayesha: My favourite thing about studying Engineering at MK College is they have a friendly, safe environment and helpful tutors. Whenever I am struggling, tutors are available and happy to help me. I recommend other women interested in doing Engineering to join MK college as it will help you achieve your dreams.

Sam: My favourite thing about MK college would have to be the people and the atmosphere, having good and kind people in your course really makes coming to college worth it and makes the course 10 times more enjoyable.

If you’d like to follow in Sam and Ayesha’s footsteps, take a look at our many Engineering courses. If you’d like to find out more and chat with tutors, why not sign up for our next open event and find out what it’s like to be an Engineering student at MK College.