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Engineering student named in industry top 100

HNC in Electrical Engineering student Billie Sequeira has been named as one of the UK’s top 100 women in engineering.

Billie, a third year apprentice at BAE Systems in Rochester, works in the hardware department focusing on obsolescence management.

“I always enjoyed STEM subjects at school, and I was good at maths and physics at school so engineering was a natural progression for me.

I’m a STEM ambassador too and so attend schools to let students know about the range of options available to them.

I really enjoy working at BAE, and they’ve been so supportive in my career. In engineering there’s always something new to learn or discover, and I really enjoy working on cutting edge developments.”

Billie was selected by Inclusive Boards to be part of the industry’s 100 Influential Women in UK Engineering list.

She was shortlisted from 50,000 potential female engineers to the top 100, and was invited to a special conference

Chris Hare, Executive Director at MidKent College said: “We are so proud that Billie has been named as one of the top 100 women in the engineering industry. This is a significant achievement, and demonstrates her passion, dedication and commitment to her field, studies and company.

We hope that other young women will be inspired to enter the engineering industry, or to consider an apprenticeship.

We wish her all the best in her career at BAE Systems, and look forward to hearing how her career progresses.”

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