“Understanding the strengths that my disabilities provide has led me back to what I have always loved since childhood – aircraft and what I enjoy most.”
I work within the safety team of the new A400M aircraft Delivery Team in DE&S, and have a varied workload that supports the safe use of the aircraft and solves engineering problems.
Growing up in Children’s Homes without the best start in education led me to practical engineering work with aircraft, degrees in architecture in my 30s, then back to aircraft engineering in my 40s.
Being diagnosed with Asperger’s (Autism Spectrum Condition) and Dyslexia in my 40s has not stopped me.
Interested in engineering?
Understanding the strengths that my disabilities provide has led me back to what I have always loved since childhood – aircraft and what I enjoy most.
The key to an exciting career in engineering is find out what you are good at, enjoy the learning journey, but be proud of who you are and see that within a disability are lots of abilities; and through this you will shine.