International Women in Engineering Day

To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, we sat down with one of our female engineers, Kirsty Locking, a Quality Engineer apprentice, to find out why she chose a career in engineering. 

What made you want to be an engineer? women in engineering

I want to work in an industry that offers a range of different opportunities and that allows me to work in various sectors across the globe.

 Did you always want a hands-on career?

Yes, I always knew I wanted to work in a more practical environment. The idea of working in an office job never really appealed to me.

 What inspires you?

I like knowing that there is something new to learn every day!

In 10 words or fewer, why do you love engineering?

Engineering can offer lifelong opportunities.

What does your normal day look like?

As a quality engineer, it’s my job to inspect parts. complete first inspection, last inspection and also complete inspection reports. You need fine attention to detail, which is why I chose this pathway.

What’s next for Kirtsy?

I have just completed my apprenticeship with In-Comm and I’d love to continue my studies further and gain more knowledge and qualifications – potentially through an HNC, HND and then hopefully a degree.

Kirsty is a Quality Engineer with Cross + Morse, who engineer power transmission products. She has just completed her Level 3 advanced apprenticeship with us at In-Comm. Congratulations Kirsty! 

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