An insight into those working in engineering and technology; the paths to get there and the challenges they face in their current roles.
Dr Ebrahim Mattar has followed an academic career and is currently working hard towards his professorship and IET Fellow status. He enjoys the world of research, having published many papers on robotics, lectures at the University of Bahrain and is an active volunteer.
With a dream of becoming an electrical engineer, Elmer moved from Spain to the UK with little experience, qualifications or money and no English. Working at hotels and restaurants to earn enough money, he took English classes and went on to complete a degree. His dream is now reality and he’s held consultant engineer roles in both London and Doha, Qatar.
Janice has carved herself out a successful international career as an engineering contractor. Her main challenges have included dealing with cultural differences and the bouts of unemployment that can come with self-employment.
Engineering entrepreneur Hisham runs several companies in Mauritius. He’s overcome many issues in building his businesses, including finding funding, but enjoys the challenge of working as both a business owner and a hands-on engineer.
In a global career that has spanned continents Peterken's continuous professional develop has allowed him to work his way up the career ladder from apprenticeship through management to the dizzying heights of becoming head of information systems for the Red Cross. Up for a new challenge, he’s now taking a leap into IT contracting.
There and back again – the tale of the engineer who returned to the fold.
A go-getter, McDonald’s used his own initiative to gain work placements as far afield as India, helping him gain a place on the IET’s Power Academy, and opening doors into the sector.
Successfully educating himself part-time for almost ten years, this initiative-grabbing engineer will soon achieve his final goals, having made himself highly employable and able to choose from a number of industries with high-income opportunities.
Self-starter Adesulu took a chance on an emerging technology in his home country of Nigeria. Taking control of his own professional development he’s built himself a successful career, making the most of the IET’s services remotely.
Dan shows that you can veer from “traditional” routes and still achieve CEng. With support from a professional registration advisor (PRA), he’s now close to achieving the final competencies he needs for application.
With a manufacturing engineering degree under his belt, Hlaing took the fast track to success via the Rolls-Royce Graduate Scheme.