Hello, I’m Andrew, I’m 27 and the Chief Executive of a charity called Engineers Without Borders UK
. I was inspired to go into Engineering at a young age by playing with Lego and then later by looking at aeroplanes and wondering how such a lot of metal could stay up in the air.
I took Maths and Science A-levels which led on to an Engineering degree at Cambridge. My final year project was a self-balancing, remote controlled robotic unicycle!
My company places Engineering students in developing countries to help their communities thrive. I am responsible for funding, choosing where to give sponsorship, hiring and training new people and selecting our overseas placements. I love that my background in Science and Maths has led to such an emotionally rewarding career.
Did you know?
You can earn from £15,000 to £60,000 as an Engineer.
Senior Engineers can travel all over the world for their business.
As an Engineer, you could have your dream job and help others by working for a charitable organisation like Engineers Without Borders UK.
There are hundreds of different types of jobs in the sector, from Biomedical Engineering to Drilling Engineering.
Many jobs offer on-the-job training, perfect if you’d like to go into Engineering but aren’t sure where to specialise.
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