Join us on for the next webinar in our series of meeting with the New Professional Forum. Learn more about the unexpected skills that Megan uses daily in her role supporting a front-line RAF Squadron, and how she manages her personal development to extend learning beyond the day-job.

The discussion will cover Megan’s journey into engineering, having grown up loving English lessons and hating maths and physics. We’ll hear about how she now uses those creative strengths to compliment her technical skills, working in a world class defence company. We’ll talk about the start of her personal development journey at university, and the top tips that she has for managing your own personal development at the start of your career. 

Specific focusses of the talk will encompass:

  • Personal development hacks
  • How to build your Skills Toolkit as a STEM Graduate
  • An early careers insight into the aerospace sector
  • Leveraging opportunities as a graduate.

AGENDA:

  • 12:00  Opening / housekeeping
  • 12:05  Megan Naylor; Mission Planning Engineer, BAE Systems
  • 12:35  Q&A
  • 12:45  Close

Bio:

Having had a childhood passion for aviation, Megan completed her Master’s in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Sheffield in 2021. BAE Systems’ Undergraduate Sponsorship Scheme afforded Megan the opportunity to carry out internships and placements within the company throughout her degree, in roles ranging from Engineering Integration to Flight Test. Throughout university, Megan was also a member of the University Air Squadron, a branch of the RAF Reserves that enables students to experience opportunities within the military whilst studying.

Upon graduating Megan returned to BAE Systems as a Mission Planning Engineer: a role which would allow her to take advantage of both her experience with the military customer and the technical knowledge gained through her Master’s degree. She now lives in Norfolk and enjoys spending her free time playing with her dog, running and reading. Alongside these hobbies, she also runs a blog called MegInSTEM, which aims to provide guidance and resources to those who are interested in a career in STEM. Megan’s blogs cover a huge range of topics, from work experience to mental health, and she hopes that by sharing her experiences she can encourage others to consider a career in STEM.