AMBER OLIPHANT - Episode 030
AMBER OLIPHANT IS A SYSTEMS PROJECT ENGINEER AT HIGH SPEED RAIL SOLUTIONS.
Amber chose technical subjects at school and studied General Engineering at college. She gained an apprenticeship as a Toolmaker which took her through various departments within the company she worked for, being, Machining, Die Maintenance and Ancillaries.
Amber then moved in new product introduction within the injection moulding industry where she gained valuable experience in Project Management.
Always challenging herself Amber now enjoys her role at High Speed Rail Solutions..
Passionate about raising issues for Women in Engineering Amber is an advocate for adjustments to Maternity packages and flexible return to work support currently provided, and works hard to highlight and influence that change.
AMBER's show notes.
02.05 How Amber first became interested in engineering.
06.07 What route Amber took into the engineering industry.
07.20 What Amber's #1 piece of advice is for anyone thinking about a career in engineering.
08.26 Amber discusses how engineering can better promote itself.
11.02 What myths Amber would like to dispel about engineering.
12.55 Amber talks about the different careers in engineering and how we can best communicate these opportunities.
14.55 What Amber enjoys the most about her career in engineering.
16.28 Amber talks about her passion to help change the current Maternity packages companies offer and how we can all help in this change.
25. 45 Amber discusses mentors.
28.34 What has been Amber's biggest inspiration.
30.28 How Amber continually develops herself.
33.58 What the future holds for Amber.
Dr Margi Vilnay is a Lecturer in Structural Engineering at the University of Dundee.
Ellie Carter is a Pilot and STEM Ambassador.
Dr Nike Folayan MBE is a Chartered Engineer and the Co-Founder of AFBE-UK.
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