Case Study

Julie Liddle

Julie rose to Lead Supply Quality Engineer for the Zafira while working in Germany for GM. In 2012, Julie left GM and now works as a Launch Engineer for Johnson Controls, one of the biggest automotive tier one suppliers in the world.

I learnt a lot from an engineering perspective while in the Formula Student team. It was a challenging opportunity, and I’m really glad it’s an opportunity available to students.

The stereotype of engineering being the preserve of men in greasy overalls is an old fashioned one. I am two years out of university and one small step away from management level. Being a woman isn’t an issue. The automotive industry is about driving customer-focused results in a timely manner with integrity. As long as you have the skills to deliver, you don’t mind the occasional unsocial hour, and if you are prepared to learn, you’ll go far.”

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