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We all know that the vast majority of people are
never aspired to go into a specific profession from a very young age.
Advancement of new technology has been one of the reasons that have always kept
me interested and always will. There’s always something more to learn. What had
truly sparked my interest was when my father and I once dissembled a drill.
Since seen the internal mechanism of the drill, I’ve always been keen on how
other day-to-day appliances work. In these recent years, the complexity of
dismantling and re-fixing any form of machinery I found had just become a
hobby.

However, I didn’t have the greatest understanding
of how machines are manufactured and had a desire to learn about engineering in
a lot more depth. Hence, why I chose to study Higher Access to Engineering
which helped me refine my theoretical knowledge and problem-solving skills.
This course has primarily given me an insight of the theory and basic principles
behind engineering. Thus, it has prepared me to pursue this at a much higher
level.

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Outside of my studies, I work at Amazon and help
run a business which has allowed me to gain essential transferable skills such
as; problem-solving, becoming an excellent communicator, being able to work as
a team and having good leadership/analytical skills. One of the reasons why I
had taken a gap year was to support my family to start up a business. This
influenced me to become a lot more responsible, by taking sensible important
decisions for the benefit of the business and to also keep productivity of the
business to function smoothly.

These valuable transferable skills will help me
implement them at an academic level of the university. As well as, ultimately
been beneficial when applying those skills through practical applications
within the mechanical field, as an engineer.

During my time outside the course, I watch shows
like ‘How it’s made?’, ‘MythBusters’ and ‘How stuff works’. I’ve also visited
an industrial museum which has made me develop a further interest in the
mechanical engineering field. Such as the effects of their designs on the
environment; how both energy and dynamic systems are used to store energy and
how manufacturing continues to evolve and change as technology is developing.
Studies and work aside, I also enjoy building and collecting diecast models.
I’m currently working on a project; to build a 1:8-scale replica model of the
1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-500.

I intend to pursue my study at a higher level and
be able to gain more knowledge than ever before. I really look forward to
studying mechanical engineering at university, and then be able to use my
knowledge and experience and put into practice. With the reward of making a
difference in some of the most well-known mechanical engineering companies in
the industry.