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Question: was this the dream you always wanted as a kid/teen?
Asked by anon-74564 to Emily, Holt, Heather, Graeme on 12 May 2020.
answered on 12 May 2020:
I always loved flying so kind of, i don’t think i knew about this job when i was a kid but playing with robots and building planes is pretty cool (most of the time)!
Steve commented on 12 May 2020:
When I was a child all the moon visits and landings were taking place, so like most small boys at the time, I wanted to be an astronaut. When I was a teenager I had no idea at all what I wanted to do when I left school. When it came time to look for a job at 16, my best mate’s mum suggested I go for a job where she worked. I started my apprenticeship and found I loved engineering. I’ve never looked back.
Marty commented on 13 May 2020:
I was always interested in cars, my bicycle, remote control cars, computers, construction toys like Lego, Mechano, and Kinex, when I was a kid. I liked to take things apart and put them back together.
So to become an engineer was a good role for me.
Conrad commented on 19 May 2020:
Yes, it was a my dream at aged 14 to design boats for a living and although I’m always moving the goalposts to keep growing upwards it’s great to remind myself that at 14 this was exactly what I wanted to do!
Fidel commented on 19 May 2020:
When I was a kid I wanted to be all kinds of things: a police officer, lawyer or petroleum engineer. As a teen, I had watched wayyy too many movies so I completely struck off police officer and lawyer and was kind of stuck between mechanical engineer and electrical/electronic engineer. I guess in a way, I did get the job I wanted as a teen.
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