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Rachael Carr

Senior Systems Engineer
Rachael Carr joined BAE Systems as an apprentice in 2006 after studying for a BTEC National Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering. She is now a Senior Systems Engineer in our Air business.
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On choosing an apprenticeship, Rachael said: “I knew that I wanted a job, wanted to have on the job training and have a foundation for a career. BAE Systems offered all of that and more. Once out of my apprenticeship, I found myself with a fantastic network and foundation going into the business, which I still have and use today.”

“I’ve been phenomenally supported, throughout my apprenticeship all of my placements were brilliant and there were amazing opportunities to apply for; for example, the German Exchange Programme and training for WorldSkills.”
 
Being selected as one of the WES Top 50 Women in Engineering 2019 is incredible. It’s something which is outside of the business, something which is externally judged by peers and it means the world to me that I was even nominated – never mind being named as a winner!

Rachael Carr

, Senior Systems Engineer

Rachael is a STEM ambassador and through this, supports career’s fairs at schools in her local area. “In the future I want to still be able to have the time and capacity to mentor and help the younger generation coming through – not only within the Company but also in the wider manufacturing and engineering sector.”

“Being selected as one of the WES Top 50 Women in Engineering 2019 is incredible. It’s something which is outside of the business, something which is externally judged by peers and it means the world to me that I was even nominated – never mind being named as a winner! It’s a fantastic thing for the Company to have so many current and former apprentices nominated. To be recognised, no matter how big or small, is always amazing because I know what incredible companies are out there in the UK and what remarkable training programmes exist.”