“I originally came to college to study Wind Turbine Maintenance (Technical Knowledge) SCQF Level 6. I researched various courses on renewables and thought it was the best choice as it would give me a good knowledge on electrical and mechanical theory.
“My favourite part of the Wind Turbine course was learning how the wind turbines themselves function and how they rely on the environment to operate. I also enjoyed learning about how various mechanical and hydraulic machines operate, along with the theory of electrics.
“The course gave me a good level of knowledge, and I’ve already used some of what I learned as talking points during job interviews. It also provided me with a good insight on how various machines within the industry operate.
“Since completing the Wind Turbine course, I’ve been in employment with Ingenico in Dalgety Bay as an Operations Engineer. I’m now back at the college studying for my HNC in Electrical Engineering.
“At Ingenico, I calibrate the electrical equipment that we use every day so it was really important that I improve my electrical knowledge and skills in line with my job role through the HNC.
“I’m at college one day a week on day release. The rest of the week, I’m at work. It’s a good balance.
“After completing the HNC, I’m hoping to come back to the College to do my HND in Electrical Engineering on the same day release basis.
“For me, engineering is for everyone. I don’t think it matters if you’re female. I don’t think of myself as a female engineer – just an engineer. It’s something that everyone can do.”