Mechanical engineering student Georgina Hordell

Mechanical engineering student Georgina Hordell

18-year-old Georgina Hordell is keeping her options open regarding her future career but knows that the skills she is gaining on the Level 3 extended diploma in mechanical engineering will stand her in good stead whether she chooses motor sports or sound engineering.

Georgina said: “I’m a DJ in my spare time so if I want to specialise in sound engineering it’s important that I understand how the mechanical and electronic parts of the equipment work. Alternately, if I decide to pursue a career in motor sports mechanics the engineering skills I’m learning will stand me in good stead.

“Engineering isn’t just for boys and isn’t all about getting oily and dirty in a workshop – there are so many different jobs and areas in which to work and I definitely think the industry needs more women.”

In September Georgina will be progressing to the HNC in mechanical engineering at college and then intends to apply to university to study either motor sport or sound engineering.

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