Why did you choose to go into engineering?
I always had a passion for science and space. Inspired by Neil Armstrong from a young age, I always dreamt of doing something special with my life, although I didn’t know what it would be. I did really enjoy engineering at university and I generally like building and learning new things.
What do you like most about being an engineer?
I love solving problems and I really enjoy building, testing and trialling new concepts. I run Science, Technology Engineering, and Maths (STEM) workshops for schools mixed with street-dancing. I love putting together workshops and assemblies together with the dancers.
Engineering is also very flexible. I started off by studying aerospace engineering. I then became specialised in stress engineering. Over the last few years, I worked in education and learnt software engineering. It’s a fun learning curve.
What achievement are you most proud of?
I performed at the UK’s Best Dance Act competition in the Glasgow Exhibition theatre. I was really proud of that. But I’m most proud of the work that I do today with children. The STEM workshops we run in schools have had a big impact and it has been very rewarding. We have changed many lives. I love working with the dancers to bring entertainment into schools as well.
Additionally, I promote social change through science and technology and sustainability. Moving the world forward is ultimately my pride and my goal.
What would you say to someone considering a career in engineering?
Firstly, there is a lot more to life than your career, which means you want to find a job that will let you live your life the way you want to live it. Engineering is a vast field, and you have many options. A qualification in engineering is valuable to all nations, which means you can even travel abroad. Explore them! Don’t settle in a job that doesn’t make you want to get up in the morning. Go out there and explore life while you are young. It’s only by trying and discovering new things that you will be able to find something that will truly make you happy.
You can learn more about Vidura's STEM workshops here.