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My Story: Jamie D’Ath | MBDA #PortraitOfAnEngineer

Winner of the Mary George Memorial Prize For Apprenticies, Jamie recently entered the fourth year of her apprenticeship at MBDA, a leading missile and missile systems company.


Rotating around the business on placements, Jamie has been involved in a wide range of activities, from completing complex drawings for parts and assemblies, to analysing procurement statistics, to conducting trials.


Jamie is due to enter her final placement commencing January 2018, which has been decided by herself and her employers to be in the Trials department. When Jamie undertook her initial placement in Trials, she received the opportunity to take on further responsibilities within the department, as well as the chance to carry out her own trial which involved disposing of explosives.


Jamie found her career path in sixth form when competing in the World Skills Mobile Robotics challenge. During the competition, she met employees from MBDA and was inspired by their experiences of being apprentices.


Aware of the power of promoting STEM, Jamie has run a number of STEM-related activities in schools. She also mentors students who attend The John Warner School’s robotics club, helping to develop their CAD and programming skills.


Outside of work, Jamie enjoys drawing and making digital artworks, many of which have been used for charity fundraising.


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