With women seven times less likely to have a job in the Engineering industry, Romanian-born Natalia Morar is not fazed and has kick-started her career here at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL).
Natalia said she likes being one of only two girls in her class at CONEL, and finds her Engineering Level 3Diploma course to be highly motivating and an extremely comfortable environment to learn in. The comprehensive course covers electrical work, circuitry, mechanics and health and safety.
Natalia said, “There are not a lot of women in engineering so that was motivation for me. Being a girl in the class with mostly boys actually motivates me. I can learn better and learn different things from those around me. It’s a comfortable environment to work in. Most of my friends are from my class. They help me when I’m not sure of things or if I can’t find my way around. It’s a big group, 22 boys and two girls.
“On my course I do electrical work, studies about circuits and mechanics, projects and safety rules. I like being in college, I have my friends. The teachers want the best for us, I feel that they actually help me a lot if I didn’t understand, they are always there to help.”
“Be motivated, self-disciplined, friendly and open to challenge.” – Natalia Morar
Natalia is grateful for CONEL’s excellent connections in all areas of the engineering industry, and hopes to use this to her advantage when looking for an apprenticeship in Project Management.
Qualified Engineers can earn very good money, with average salaries well above the national average and over 47,500 Engineering and related technical consultancy jobs in London alone.