Engineer Profile: Guy Boucher

Engineer Profile: Guy Boucher

Case Studies Engineer Profile: Guy Boucher

GUY BOUCHER, MARKETING PLACEMENT STUDENT

What do you do at the MTC?

I am at the MTC as a Marketing Placement Student, a role which I started in October 2017

What path did you take to get there?

I’m a current student at Coventry University, studying a BA Marketing degree. As part of my course we could do a placement year, so I applied for the placement role at the MTC and was lucky enough to get the place!

Which engineering innovations excite you the most?

I am really interested in innovation in robotics and automation – in my opinion, innovations in these fields will change our society drastically, and if we use them right, can really improve society as a whole.

Why is the Tilly Shilling Initiative important?

The initiative is important as it plays a key role in promoting and empowering potentially under-represented groups in engineering. I believe this can greatly improve workplace operations, as you need people from all different backgrounds to create workplace harmony.

It is also key that we show that engineering and manufacturing are inclusive to all, and that everybody is judged on their individual merits and not by their background.

What advice would you give to someone interested in a career in STEM?

From my more business-focused background, I would say do your research and be open-minded. There are many interesting careers available in STEM, and if you have a passion for innovation and improvements to society, there will be a role for you.

Who is your favourite engineer in history?

Isambard Kingdom Brunel has been my favourite engineer since I was very young, as I visited the Clifton Suspension Bridge on a school trip and I never forgot his name! The bridge itself is amazing, and is an engineering masterpiece.


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