I didn’t grow up knowing that Aerospace would be my passion in years to come, it was more of a gradual growth overtime. My best advice would be to be open and flexible to new ideas, or maybe even combining two areas of interest could end up being your ideal career.
I always loved science and art alongside a fascination for space and the planets. After choosing a broad range of GCSEs to accommodate both pathways, I realised I had a passion specifically for Physics and Design & Technology (DT). It was also around this time that I came across the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) through a family friend’s recommendation. This led me to attend one of their career days which I mostly credit as the catalyst to my progression into the Aeronautical world alongside my underlying interests in all things space. The career day allowed me to explore all of the possibilities of the Engineering world and the different pathways.