Lynne McIntosh is 28 years old and I’m a Senior Manufacturing Engineer and Forging Team Lead at the AFRC. On a day to day basis, her job as an Engineer involves many varied and interesting things. This can be anything from designing a piece of tooling to allow us to forge complex shapes using our forging presses at the AFRC to helping customers solve problems they may be experiencing with forging, or general manufacturing processes.
She joined the AFRC around 11 months ago after leaving Aerospace company Rolls-Royce, where she worked as both an under-graduate and graduate Engineer for over 5 years in the area of Research and Development within Manufacturing Engineering. She realised that Engineering might be a career that she’d like to pursue after being inspired by a talk which she attended as a high school student, presented by a gentleman called Dr Peter Hughes. He explained the varied, interesting and fun things which Engineers do and he spoke about it in terms which she understood and which made sense to her.
It made her think “maybe I could do that” and so she investigated further and realised that being an Engineer would allow her to be creative, work with sciences and maths, solve problems and also innovate and make / mend things – so she decided to apply to study Mechanical Engineering at University and has never looked back!
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