BEng in Avionic Systems, 2020


My background

I was born in Tanzania, where I attended both Primary and Secondary school at St. Constantine’s International School. After completing my IGCSE’s, I moved to the UK and attended, The John Henry Newman Catholic School in Stevenage, where I completed my A-Levels. After a lot of consideration and deciding between universities, I selected the University of Liverpool where I spent three years working towards a BEng in Avionic Systems.

Who do you work for?

A few months after graduating, I was thrilled to have secured a role as an Associate Software Engineer at Cubic Transportation Systems. Cubic is the leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for travel worldwide. We are the leading providers of various systems and provide highly specialized support services for military and security forces in the US and allied nations.

Cubic has a friendly and encouraging working environment which is perfect for me, providing me with an opportunity to learn from experts who are just as passionate and inspired by technology as I am.

What does your role involve?

I am currently on a two-year graduate scheme, which means my weekly tasks vary from working on graduate development activities, working through any required courses and additional training. As well as pair programming to code, debug, and provide solutions to a range of technical problems.

The role requires the development and testing of applications and software programs to support the company’s products. Ensuring the product realised is of high quality and meets the company standards.

What is the best experience of studying in the department of electrical engineering at the University of Liverpool?

The department of electrical engineering at the University of Liverpool have very supportive and experienced staff who are always happy to help when you have an issue.

Over the three-year period, I was lucky to have been assigned a supportive academic supervisor who constantly provided continuous encouragement, guidance and was always willing to try and resolve any problems I had.

Some members of staff would check in regularly with me, to find out how the course was going and if there were any issues or things that could be improved. These members of staff provide a constant support system and often would provide further help with any engineering skills that I needed at the time.