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Charlotte Tingley

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Charlotte Tingley

Awards: WES prize, IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2012

Biography

Charlotte started with BAE Systems in 2006 as an Advanced Technical Apprentice after finishing her GCSEs. She completed a 3 year apprenticeship gaining experience and qualifications in the Aerospace Engineering Industry.  During her apprenticeship she was a finalist for the BAE Systems Apprentice of the Year 2010 and won the Category for Community Achievement. On completion of her apprenticeship Charlotte was employed as a Test technician for Helmet Production at Rochester, Working on some fantastic technology such as the Harrier Jump Jet Helmet and the world’s most advanced pilot’s helmet the Euro Fighter Typhoon Aircraft.  Within 3 months of being a Test Technician she was promoted to Leading Hand, being the Youngest ever to achieve this role at Rochester.

After two years being a Leading Hand, Charlotte was selected from the entire pool of manual workers to harness test knowledge by electronically analysing test failure data and recommend corrective actions that contribute to product reliability and safety, this known as Real Time FRACAS (Failure Review and Corrective Action System) at Rochester.

Outside of work Charlotte likes to volunteer and give back something to those less fortunate. She had the privilege of spending 12 weeks on a remote island in Fiji last October, involved in a Marine Conservation Project to Educate the Local Fijians about their surrounding Marine Life on the coral reefs, this being their primary source of food. During her 12 weeks Charlotte conducted daily reef surveys utilising her scuba qualifications.

Another interesting fact! – Charlotte is the Lead Vocalist for the music band Charlie and the Stone Age Heroes, gigging at Functions and Pubs around the region.

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