Emma Roberts inspires furture Chemical Engineers

Published on 20 October 2014

Emma Roberts inspires furture Chemical Engineers

Emma Roberts, an ex-student (1999-2004) currently working for Exxon Mobil returned to school on Friday 10th October to talk to our science students.

Emma, who graduated with a first class degree in Chemical Engineering from Birmingham University and who has worked for both Colman’s Mustard and BP before moving to her current job, gave presentations to students in Years 10, 11 and Sixth Form. She talked about her career path, what chemical engineering involves and her enjoyment in working with huge machinery, testing its suitability for its role and more recently, her more managerial role in budgeting and finance. As one of a minority of women in the industry, Emma answered questions about the potential difficulties of being a woman in a man’s world and reassured students that she had not encountered any. Students and staff left the presentations with a much wider understanding of the career opportunities available and what these roles might entail. In the afternoon, Emma worked directly with Year 10 students who were studying oil as part of their GCSE and was able to show them how the theory they were learning had real world application.

The session was one of a series of opportunities offered to our students about career opportunities and followed on from Professor Paul Shore’s visit about careers in Physics last term.

Ms Kohn