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Thales Software Engineer Apprentice steams ahead

 October 26, 2016

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Nadia Johnson, a Software Engineer Apprentice at Thales has been announced as a finalist at The IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award. 

Nadia's role involves programming and maintaining a thorough understanding of the systems that she works with. She has successfully introduced a new automated test system (based on Squish technology) to her department, even producing a set of videos showing how to use the technology on software-wide applications.

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Nadia is a strong advocate for WISE (women in science, technology and engineering) within Thales. She is also a member of the Thales UK Apprentice Committee, giving apprentices a voice within the business. She has represented apprentices in one of the Thales CEO radio broadcasts and on several occasions, has met with a Committee of MPs from Education, Skills and the Economy which is looking at apprenticeships and their impact. Nadia also regularly presents at local schools on apprenticeships and women in engineering.

Key influences for a STEM career

A love of astronomy, astrophysics and quantum physics has steered Nadia down the route she finds herself on today. She has been particularly influenced by theoretical physicist Dr Michio Kaku with his higher dimensional theories and analogies. 

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