Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018 #IWD2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, we caught up with Katie Lockwood, one of our first Aeronautical Engineering Apprentices and the only female currently on the scheme.

Katie is now in her second year and has proven to be a great ambassador for other women to follow in her footsteps. Attending careers fairs to spread the word, Katie is passionate about educating other women on the roles available within the aviation industry.

Prior to applying for the Aeronautical Engineering Apprenticeship with AirTanker, Katie had been studying engineering at Lincoln University Technical College.  Since starting AirTanker's apprenticeship scheme, Katie has come a long way, completing her initial training at Resource Group and is now based at the AirTanker Hub, RAF Brize Norton.

"Through my training, I have gained a better understanding of the technical workings of the aircraft. Working through the individual modules and I feel more confident now that my knowledge is growing."

When asked about what message Katie would have for other women who might be unsure about a career in engineering, she said:

“Go for it! If you have the passion and determination, there’s no reason why you can’t succeed.“

08 March 2018