Jaananni Srissanthirarasa

Graduate Supply Chain Engineer, Rolls-Royce
MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Industry (2014)

Being an engineer is my dream job and I am happy I found the right career for myself.

I joined the Rolls-Royce graduate scheme in September 2014, I applied for it back in my final year in September 2013 and it was my first choice company to join. I am currently on the second of my four attachments - the first was based in Derby in the supply chain and my current attachment is in Bristol working in the defence sector.

 

What is the best thing about what you are doing now? 

Understanding how the different components that make a jet engine are made - the different manufacturing processes and techniques used.

 

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in engineering and science?

I was inspired by all the great technologies and products that we use in our daily life and my family who were happy to support me.

 

If you could change one thing about the culture of engineering and science today what would it be?

Listening to people more, especially if they are quiet. This is regardless of gender.

 

Did you get involved in any societies volunteering or extra-circular activities while at University that boosted your interest in a career in engineering and science?

I became involved with the new WISE Birmingham society in my final year.

 

What advice would you give to girls wishing to pursue a career in engineering or science?

Don’t think you are at a disadvantage, more girls in engineering and science can only be a good thing!

 

Is there anything else you would like to share?

Being an engineer is my dream job and I am happy I found the right career for myself.