Katie Haigh...Following A Career Path Into Engineering With Doosan


  • Name: Katie Haigh
  • Class of: 2014
  • Studied: BTEC Subsidiary Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Doing What? Awarded an Apprenticeship in Project Control from leading international Engineering firm Doosan Babcock. As part of her apprenticeship, Katie has attended a college in Rugby, studying Techskills Project Control for two days a week, a BTEC National Diploma in Operations & Maintenance three days a week and Safety Passport, which allowed her to work on site at Power Stations from July.

Katie said, “I have always been interested in how things work and how things are made. I also chose Engineering as I was told I couldn’t because I was a girl, which made me push myself harder to get where I wanted to be. Selby College welcomed and supported my interest in Engineering and encouraged me to do the course.”

Looking to the future, Katie added, “I am extremely glad that I have followed this path as Engineering is an ever-growing industry to work in and it will always be needed. As an Apprentice I will be living out of a suitcase for the next few years which I find exciting, as you never know where you will end up next. The financial side of the job is also excellent.”

Once qualified in three years, Katie is set to be a Project Control Engineer/Manager, and says her dream for the future is to gain a higher position at Doosan Babcock, and for more women to get into the profession.