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Thales graduates are hitting the ground running

 March 14, 2016

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Meet Kellie Barton, an engineering graduate from Coventry University who is working in Aerospace.
“Projects are complex especially in Design, and it takes a lot of focus and effort to ensure that everyone is working towards a common goal"

Hitting the ground

In my first year I was selected as a lead on a requirements capture project, which involved working with teams of people from various disciplines across an unfamiliar business sector. I had to build relationships quickly and understand the product from the perspective of each discipline. A lot of responsibility was placed on my shoulders, but it was great to learn about technologies I hadn’t encountered before.

Advancing avionics

I’m currently working on an automated test solution for a commercial aircraft communication system. I’m involved in designing many aspects of the test solution, from assessing requirements and selecting the necessary equipment and hardware, to designing the interfacing test adaptors.

Succeeding as an engineer

Engineering is just as much about interpersonal skills as it is about technical capability. If different disciplines work in isolation then issues often arise at the integration stages. That’s why clear communication is so important on any project.

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