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I initially thought about studying politics at university. However, someone convinced me that, because I was good at maths, I should think about engineering. It was good advice because it presented an opportunity that not everyone could take. During my studies, the other students were predominantly male; by the time we were doing our masters degree there were 100 of us and only five were girls. It’s not something that really bothered me. I played sport at university, so I had lots of female friends from there. You always end up being friends with the other girls on your course as well, because there are so few of you; in the end you just make it work.
Lindsey Gordon has only worked in the industry for a few years but already her career has seen her work at several locations at home and abroad. Lindsey graduated in mechanical engineering from the University of Nottingham before joining the graduate programme at BP, where she’d already spent time on an internship.
She has gone on to become a production engineer with the operator, and her growing portfolio of experience includes work in the Foinaven and Clair fields in the harsh conditions West of Shetland.
“When I was interviewed I felt they were looking to understand me as a person, not just as an engineer.”
Mechanical Engineering, MEng University of Nottingham
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