The ADS New Professionals Forum is honoured to host Cait Percy, the recent winner of the 2021 Women in Defence UK Awards Woman of the Year 2021 award and Emerging Talent award, currently a Sensing & Technology Integration Engineer at BAE Systems, and former Chair of the ADS New Professionals Forum (NPF), who has kindly agreed to share her career experiences with us in this ‘lunch & learn’ webinar.

As the first event of the NPF’s 2022 events schedule, this talk and interactive Q&A session will span Cait’s wide-ranging experience working in the Aerospace and Defence industry, from her Physics degree at the University of Southampton, through BAE Systems’ Engineering Graduate Scheme, through to today. You can read more about her in her short bio below.


  • 13:00  Welcome & housekeeping
  • 13:05  Cait Percy - Sensing & Technology Engineer, BAE Systems - Air 
  • 13:45  Interactive Q&A
  • 14:00  Close


Cait Percy is a Sensing and Technology Integration Engineer, tasked with identifying approaches to long range sensing technology development within BAE Systems Air Sector.

She graduated with a Masters in Physics from the University of Southampton in 2014 and attended the International Space University Space Studies Program in Montréal, Canada before taking a year out to travel the world. She joined BAE Systems as a Graduate Engineer, spending 2 years gaining experience around the company and with its partners. Since then, she has further developed her already strong foundation in science and technology, working across technology in the defence sector and partner companies. Included in this are two years specialising in technology strategy and innovation, and two years in the research domain bringing together experts from multiple sectors across the company and externally to define and progress sensing capability, ranging from electromagnetic based sensing to emerging quantum technologies.

Caitlin has led a Millennial Think Tank within BAE Systems and recently finished her term as Chair of the New Professionals Forum, supporting other new professionals from across the industry to innovate, channelling their skills and passion for technology into productive outputs. She is a STEM Ambassador, lifetime fellow of the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange and is working towards her Chartered status with the Institute of Physics to cement her status as someone who is qualified, capable, and passionate about building environments to better exploit cutting edge technologies and position the UK as a leader in its field.

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