Olivia Byrne - Bombardier Aerospace
Olivia wanted to study for a degree which would open doors to a range of jobs, rather than narrow her choices. This led to her studying Chemical Engineering at Queen's University and completing an MPhil research degree.
After graduating, Olivia worked for a local quarrying company before joining Bombardier Aerospace as a Materials and Process Engineer in the Chemical and Environmental Technologies group. She said "It’s also great to know that we’re making the aerospace industry as a whole safer for people and the environment. "An aircraft can have a lifespan of 40 years so my work today will be keeping people safe as far away as the 2050s!
Olivia has found her experience in engineering interesting and rewarding. She said, "Your professional skills and enthusiasm for your job are what matters to anyone you deal with, not your gender. If you want to study something where you will be in demand worldwide, get to be hands-on with exciting equipment and processes, and continually learn and develop, then engineering could be a great fit." Read more>