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Charlotte Bailey: Trainee Plant Analyst

Charlotte Bailey works at Sellafield nuclear power plant as an Apprentice Plant Analyst. In this video she describes her work at Sellafield, monitoring for contamination of the environment by nuclear waste. Although she did not have previous science qualifications, Charlotte now has a detailed knowledge of...

Born to Engineer - Adrian Westaway

Everything you touch, see and interact with has been engineered and designed. But for engineer Adrian Westaway, the best inventions need something more - a little bit of magic…

When he was 11 years old, Adrian Westaway wrote a letter to the famous...

Born to engineer - Faye Banks

The video  provides an interview with Faye Banks. Faye Banks is the north-east electrical transmission and asset manager for National Grid.  

Since growing up in care and returning to education to retake her GCSEs while working at a packing plant, she has become Young Women Engineer of the Year 2004 and...

Born to Engineer - Ben Ryan

This video tells the story of Sol and Ben Ryan. Sol had to have his arm amputated after he was born. When his father Ben saw the prosthetics that were available for small children, he knew that it wasn’t good enough for his son. 

Ben learned product design and engineering skills and with the support of the...

Pushing Boundaries: Women In Engineering

Follow Women’s Engineering Society’s president Dawn Bonfield on her journey looking at some incredible and inspiring stories of female engineers past and present. 

This Born to Engineer film was produced for the ERA Foundation as part of a campaign to attract young people into engineering education and to...

Born to Engineer: Nina Parsons

It took just one day at a race-track for Nina Parsons to know that she wanted to be an engineer. Five years later, she’s heading for a career in Formula One. 

For Nina and her friends at Oxford Brookes, teamwork is the key to building a winning Formula Student racing car. That and paying the closest...

Born to Engineer- Alice Martin

In this video Alice Martin explains that engineering is not just about equations, it is the practical side of science and mathematics. She says it can be about creating beautiful products or purely functional ones, but it is always about making a real difference to the way people live their lives.

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Making stars: fusion

”When you tell people you make stars for a living, their heads turn and their mouths open.” The video features Dr Kim Cave-Ayland who is a control engineer at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE). 

At CCFE they use a tokomak to create a plasma hot enough to fuse hydrogen.  They are working to create a...

Born to Engineer - Sam Fraser

Sam Fraser is a mechanical engineer working for his PhD at Loughborough University Sports Technology Institute. 

Sponsored by Adidas, Sam uses techniques like finite area analysis to model and build better football boots. Sam analyses player movements and builds mechanical testing rigs to optimise and...

Born to Engineer - Andrew Robertson

Andrew Robertson is a computer engineer working at Queen Mary, University of London on music signal processing. 

He has engineered a software package that allows bands to drive the tempo of their music to the response of the crowd and still keep their layered backing tracks in time with the beat. This film...

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