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Introduction: Engineering & Life on Silverstone Park

We would advise that students watch this short 5-minute video as an introduction to 'Engineering & Life on Silverstone Park', before watching our 'Silverstone Park Volunteer Videos'. This video details the vast number of jobs for diverse women and men in the engineering sector and on Silverstone Park and will help students gain an understanding of the many opportunities and varied job roles available to them.

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#SP01 Roz Bird, Commercial Director, MEPC Silverstone Park

In this Career Conversation, Roz Bird Commercial Director at MEPC Silverstone Park outlines the career pathway which got her to where she is now and gives insight into how her friendship group throughout school helped to support one another in order to succeed. Tune in to hear why it’s so important not to be restricted by gender stereotypes when looking into your future career choices.

Educational Pathway: A Levels, University

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#SP02 Simon Dowson, Managing Director, Delta Motorsport Ltd

In this Career Conversation Simon Dowson, Managing Director of Delta Motorsport outlines his career pathway and explains why he opted to study engineering. Simon also highlights whether he would have changed any of his choices along the way.

Educational Pathway: College, University

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#SP03 Anne-Marie Ratcliffe, Project Manager, Ridge and Partners LLP

In this Career Conversation Anne-Marie Ratcliffe, Senior Project Manager at Ridge and Partners outlines what she enjoys most about her role and the variety of challenges and problem solving that comes along with a role in engineering. She goes on to detail the importance of communication in her line of work and gives insight into why university was the right route for her! Anne-Marie encourages young women to join male-dominated industries, in order to create diverse workforces and bring new ideas to the table.

Educational Pathway: A Levels, University 

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#SP04 Tobias Knichel, Managing Director, PUNCH Flybrid Ltd

Throughout this Career Conversation Tobias Knichel, Managing Director of PUNCH Flybrid Limited details his career pathway from school in Germany all the way through to studying for a degree in the UK, hear more about why Tobias chose to embark upon a mechanical engineering degree. In his role as Managing Director, he tells students more about how engineers can help fix the world's problems like climate change and make people's lives better.

Educational Pathway: University (Moved Location)

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#SP05 Tim Maccabee, Managing Director, Ducati UK Ltd

Tim Maccabee speaks about the importance of getting into activities that you enjoy, in order to investigate those as career opportunities for the future. Tim urges students to do something today which will contribute towards their progression and identifies that automotive careers shouldn’t be subject to gender, along with outlining the benefits of a diverse and gender-balanced workforce.

Educational Pathway: A Levels, Employment

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#SP06 Dr. Cristiana Pace, Founder & Director, E-novation Consulting

Dr. Cristiana Pace, Founder & Director of Enovation Consulting Ltd, based on Silverstone Park outlines the importance of perseverance to achieve your goal and talks about being given advice to not become an engineer, due to her gender. She speaks about her ambition to find a solution for climate change and details why engineering is a great career choice for other women.

Educational Pathway: A Levels, University

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#SP07 Chris Zachar, Consultant, The Wheelrights

In this Career Conversation Chris Zachar, Commercial Partnerships and Strategy Director at The Wheelwrights Partnership highlights the importance of considering a career which is not typical to your gender and urges students to think broad when looking into alternative career pathways and potential job opportunities. He tells students more about his decision to embark upon the college route to study media, and how this subject has helped him throughout his career, and within his current job role.

Educational Pathway: College

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#SP08 Pim van Baarsen, Silverstone Technology Cluster Manager, Silverstone Technology Cluster Ltd

Pim van Baarsen, Chief Executive at Silverstone Technology Cluster provides advice for youngsters looking to secure their first job role and outlines the importance of knowing your capability and finding your passion. Pim tells students more about his decision to pursue a degree in another country and how his business qualification has helped him throughout his career.

Educational Pathway: University (Moved Location)

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#SP09 Rob Rowsell, Engineering Manager, Wirth Research Ltd

Throughout this Career Conversation Rob Rowsell, Engineering Manager at Wirth Research highlights the opportunities that an industrial placement can provide for young people in the early stages of their career. He tells students more about his decision to study aerospace engineering in Manchester and details the point at which he realised he had become successful in his role as an engineer. Rob also outlines the type of young women and men who could one day be the future of the engineering sector!

Educational Pathway: A Levels, University

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#SP10 Jean-Philippe Launberg, Company Director, Autostrat Europe Consulting Ltd

Jean-Philippe Launberg, Strategy and Business Development Director at Gordon Murray Design details the importance of being bold and seizing new opportunities when entering the working world. He tells students about the many opportunities he’s taken throughout his career as an engineer and advises students to focus on social skills, in order to gain support from peers.

Educational Pathway: University (Moved Location)

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#SP11 Ruth Williams, Marketing and Occupier Liason, CBRE

In this Career Conversation Ruth Williams, Junior Asset Manager at MEPC Limited outlines her career pathway to becoming a Junior Asset Manager and details why she decided to pursue a BTEC Business qualification, in order to help with her progression. She highlights the wide variety of jobs available for young people and encourages youngsters not to be limited by gender stereotypes of the past.

Educational Pathway: Employment, College

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#SP12 Tony Priest, Director, TD Group Ltd

Tony Priest, Director of TD Group Limited outlines the importance of challenging your comfort zone, in order to improve mental wellness and the importance of appreciating and understanding people from all walks of life. From the story about his inspiring Geography teacher through to actually climbing Mount Everest, we can’t wait for students from our network of schools to hear more about Tony’s incredible career journey.

Educational Pathway: A Levels, University

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#SP13 Renette de Villiers, Product Design Engineer, Performance Projects

Renette de Villiers, Project Engineer at Performance Projects studied for a BEng and Masters in Mechanical Engineering and details how she feels that at school she put too much emphasis on thinking about which jobs would make her happy, instead of just focusing on what really interested her; she highlights that happiness comes from many aspects of the working life, e.g. the connection with colleagues, not just the specific job itself.

Educational Pathway: University

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#SP14 Rob Lewis, Managing Director, TotalSim Ltd

In this Career Conversation Rob Lewis, Managing Director of TotalSim Ltd - Experts in Computational Fluid Dynamics gives insight into how being dyslexic has led him to play to his strengths in maths and problem solving, and tells more about the time that he was awarded an OBE for services to science applied to sport for designing clothing that enabled athletes to perform better.

Educational Pathway: A Levels, University

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#SP15 Julie Stewart, Director and Recruitment Specialist, TD Group Ltd

Julie Stewart, Director of the recruitment company TD Group talks about how useful her Business Administration college course was for the jobs she has done. She says she wanted to be in the army or a long distance lorry driver when she was at school but decided against it, and talks about securing her first job and advises that it is useful to consider careers that historically may not have been typical for your gender, and recommends that if you have an idea about what you want to do as a job you should really go for it!

Educational Pathway: College

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#SP16 Costa Christodoulou, Head of IT Systems, Zetasafe

Costa Christodoulou, Head of IT Systems at ZetaSafe talks about his pathway to his current role and explains how useful it was to study Psychology and Business Studies at A level, as well as Information Systems, for designing software solutions for businesses. Costa also shares that he has a tendency to suffer anxiety attacks, and has developed ways to cope with them to ensure his work is unaffected.

Educational Pathway: A Levels, University

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#SP17 Ella Barrington, Managing Director, Course Concierge

Ella Barrington, Project Director at Corse Concierge studied for a degree in Mechanical Engineering before progressing onto a Masters in Racing Engine Design. She details the importance of overcoming obstacles, in order to get to where you want and encourages students to celebrate their little wins and reflect on the positives. Ella acknowledges that she is a very curious person and encourages students to show their curiosity when embarking on their career pathway.

Educational Pathway: A Levels, University (Racing Engine Design)

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#SP18 Pauline Dumont, Development and Integration Engineer, Delta Motorsport Ltd

In this Career Conversation Pauline Dumont, Development and Integration Engineer at Delta Motorsport talks about her education in Belgium where she focused on Maths and Science, and then a BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering. As part of the Erasmus scheme she was able to study at Cranfield University near Milton Keynes and gained an MSc in Automotive Mechatronics, and then found her job nearby. She explains how she chose her subjects because she enjoyed and was good at them, and her parents and teacher suggested engineering would be a good career with lots of opportunities.

Pauline is interested in cars so she loves her job, and is currently working on extending the range electric vehicles can travel before needing to be charged. She is a great example of a female engineer who is working to solve the problem of climate change.

Educational Pathway: University (Moved Location)

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#SP19 Mason Sheppard, Test Engineer/Supervisor, 3CTest Limited

Educational Pathway: A Levels, College, Apprenticeship

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