How Chichi got her job in engineering
After studying Mechanical Engineering as an undergraduate, a masters in Subsea Engineering and Management, and finally completing my PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Northumbria University I was ready to find my role in the industry. I attended the STEM Women virtual event looking for roles in engineering and IT. I had previously applied for mid-level Mechanical/Production Engineering roles, and entry level Software Engineering roles, so I had an idea of what area I wanted to go into. During the event, I watched several employer presentations, including Waters Corporation. I hadn’t heard of Waters before the event, but after hearing their talk, I was very interested in finding out more.
I was approached by Laura Spyrou from the Waters recruitment team via the webchat on the platform. It was a really interesting chat, especially when she mentioned they had a vacancy for a software engineer in their Newcastle Office. I found chatting to the employer this way really good, and Laura was really helpful. Although I didn’t have industry software engineering experience, I was attracted to the role at Waters because of the training opportunity. It was too good an offer pass on!