Flight Lieutenant (abbr: FLTLT)
Bachelor in Aeronautical Engineering 2005−2008, University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW@ADFA); Masters in International Automotive Engineering 2011−Ongoing, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

 

 

During my study I completed extensive professional military education and training, earning a Queen’s Commission. I’m currently working as an Aerospace Engineering Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

 

During my study I undertook a work experience placement working on antique aircraft restoration and spent significant time working on the university’s Formula SAE car.

 

Within the RAAF, I’ve spent three years working as a Design Engineer ensuring the ongoing technical integrity and safety of aviation support equipment, and am currently working as a specialist technical support engineer for a number of aircraft maintenance technologies. Being an engineering officer has given me training and opportunities I would never have had otherwise, giving me an excellent base on which to build a career.

 

about me

Whilst I have limited experience in the breadth of positions available to engineers in defence, my goal is to become either the Director of Aviation Engineering or authorised as a Chief Engineer. I hope to travel with work and, ultimately, hope that whatever role I’m fulfilling is challenging, meaningful, rewarding, and enjoyable.

 

career goals

Whilst I have limited experience in the breadth of positions available to engineers in defence, my goal is to become either the Director of Aviation Engineering or authorised as a Chief Engineer. I hope to travel with work and, ultimately, hope that whatever role I’m fulfilling is challenging, meaningful, rewarding, and enjoyable.

 

best advice

Find someone who already has your dream job and ask them for advice. How did they get there? How do they recommend you get there? I’ve found they are more than happy to point you in the right direction, and can help you avoid making the mistakes of others who have gone before you.

Get involved. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to volunteer your own time helping out other students or groups, or getting involved in clubs or teams; and it helps you generate a more diverse network of friends and contacts.

Pick a job before you pick a degree. You’ll study better if there is a purpose behind your education, and in choosing a job you’ll love, you’ll enjoy the study more too.

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