Aerospace Careers Networking Event
Aerospace Careers Networking Event
Want to know more about aerospace career development paths?
The Aerospace Young Professionals Group are repeating their successful Aerospace Careers Networking event held in 2017 at University of Hertfordshire by hosting another event this year at Coventry University, joint with the IET Coventry & Warwickshire Young Professionals Group.
This event offers the opportunity to learn about different career paths in the aerospace industry, with a panel of professionals providing an overview of their differing career paths.
This will be followed by a Q&A session where you can get feedback concerning careers and opportunities in the Aerospace sector.
This promises to be an excellent event for understanding an exciting industry and growing contacts and connections amongst peers.
If you’re a student contemplating a career in Aerospace and are keen to get a perspective from someone working in the industry, or are thinking of a change in career, here’s your opportunity to find out more information.
Our Speaker line up will be:
David M. Lindley MSc MIET MRAeS is currently the Head of Flight Safety, Quality and Safety Assurance at Hybrid Air Vehicles the world leaders in hybrid aircraft that combines lighter-than-air technology with the best of airplanes and helicopters to bring brand new capabilities to aviation.
David is a Mechanical Engineer who’s aerospace career started as an apprentice in the Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) reaching the level of Chief Technician before joining BAE SYSTEMS as a Senior Airworthiness Engineer on Fixed Wing Combat Aircraft. Whilst at BAE SYSTEMS David undertook postgraduate Masters in Systems Safety Engineering (Aerospace) at Lancaster University. David’s specialty is Aviation Safety whose work has taken him all over the world as the Flight Safety Lead in the USA for the F35 program up to First Flight and the aircrafts integration into the new Queen Elizabeth class Aircraft Carrier. David has also been a Senior Engineering Manager for BAE SYSTEMS in Australia, Chief Engineer for Thales on Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles. Recently David has been instrumental in the development of Safety Cases for the development and integration of Precision Guided Low Collateral Air to Surface Missiles and the implementation of an Independent Safety Assurance capability within the MoDs Defence Procurement & Support Agency. Moreover, David is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and is the current Chairman of the Aerospace Technical Professional Network Executive and a standing member of the IETs Transport Policy Committee.
Mikela Chatzimichailidou PhD, MSc, MEng, MIET is a Systems Assurance Engineer at WSP UK and Honorary Research Associate at Imperial College London where she worked at the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation as well as with the Centre for Transport Studies. Previously she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge. She specialises in systems engineering and safety and she has published a book and a report, 14 peer reviewed papers to international journals and over 40 conference papers.
Rhys Phillips is an electromagnetism scientist at Airbus in Toulouse. He joined the company at their Newport (UK) campus in 2009 and relocated to the Toulouse hub in April 2018. Rhys graduated from Cardiff University in 2008 with a joint honours degree in Mathematics & Physics and is now an honorary lecturer at the School of Physics & Astronomy. He is an award winning science presenter, presenting science stage shows to schools and the general public around the world. Rhys is also an experienced broadcaster presenting his own weekly jazz and science radio shows as well as being a regular guest on BBC national and regional radio. Rhys volunteers in numerous roles for the Institution of Engineering & Technology and is an ambassador for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. Whilst living in Cardiff, Rhys co-founded both Cardiff Science Festival and Cardiff Jazz Festival. He is also a keen musician, playing the trumpet and occasionally calling ceilidhs.
Refreshments from 6pm.
1 Gulson Road
Coventry, Warwickshire CV1 2JH