Lying in the incredibly complex CT scanner I was enthralled by the machinery and considered what a fun challenge it would be to work on.
I quickly dismissed this as a career choice on the grounds that it was ‘too public’ you see for me one of the great joys of engineering is the chance to operate in a world the public don’t see and to play with ‘big boys toys’.
All of the roles that I’ve enjoyed have been in the semi secret world that exists beneath what the public see. I love playing with trains which cost millions, I love testing under London in the middle of the night, exploring rail tunnels during signal faults and intimately understanding the machines that bring you your breakfast milk.
Not all engineering roles have this, I’m not a fan of domestic electrics or plumbing for example because we all know what houses look like.
Wonder how that translates from engineering to the licensed trade? Its about 2 hrs after closing, lights off with a cup of tea in hand because that’s when the pub becomes a secret world.