Like a proper adult – Alexander Boot

26 Jul Like a proper adult – Alexander Boot

Course studied: Motorsport Engineering (MEng)
Year of graduation:
2016


 

When I left Brunel, my plan was…
To compete in the Shell Eco Marathon with the vehicle we made during my masters year project. Go scuba diving in Mexico and then start my job at Ford Motor Company.

At the moment…
I am 10 months into my graduate scheme at Ford Motor Company. I did 8 months in steering and currently work in the underbody department.

How my career goals have changed…
My focus has changed from solely Motorsport based to also include road vehicle development.

How I have developed professionally since graduating…
I have gained confidence in professional situations and developing professional contacts. My soft skills and computer usage have increased.

How I have developed personally…
I feel much more independent and like a proper adult! It’s nice to have evenings and weekends to do things and still get a satisfying feeling at the end of the work day.

My advice to recent graduates/students graduating soon…
Keep pushing hard! It will all pay off in the end and be worthwhile.