Victoria Taberner
Victoria Taberner
Mechanical Engineer, Phillips 66
North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

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I am the only female Mechanical Engineer at Phillips 66 Humber refinery. The refinery is one of the most complicated in Europe and we produce all kinds of products from crude oil. I have worked at the refinery since graduating from Manchester University (UK) in 2007. I gained my 'Chartership' status with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in 2012. I have had a number of different roles during my career and i have found them all to be interesting and challenging. I am married and have a little boy who is nearly 2. I had a year off from work to have my baby and i now juggle my family life with my career.
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11 GCSEs at age 16 4 A levels (Maths, Physics, product design, general studies) at age 18 Undergraduate, Maters degree in Mechnaical Engineering from University of Manchester (formerly UMIST).
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  • Victoria Taberner, Phillips 66
    Answered Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 9:10 AM
    I did my degree in the UK and so maybe its slightly different. I didn't have any mechanical engineering knowledge when I started but the pre-requisites to get on the course were good grades in Maths and Science. I think as long as you are strong in those ...
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  • Melissa, Eastern Mediterranean University asked Victoria Taberner, Phillips 66

    Added Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Hi my name is Melissa. I'm from Zimbabwe and am studying mechanical engineering in my first year. I've always loved to work in the medical field and I want to be involved in medical field, I want to do biomedical instrumentation. What do I need to do to pursue this? and if there is any mechanical engineer who does biomedical instrumentation can you please link me up. How do you find this job as a woman in this field?
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  • Briana , Melbourne, Australia

    Added Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    Hi, I am 24 years old and I am currently on the pursuit of trying to figure out what I am wanting to become or move forward towards as a career. I recently watched a video of a 14 year old girl stripping a car and rebuilding it, she has inspired me to want to pursue what I have always loved and that love is CARS! I have always liked cars and I have always been pretty switched on when listening to how things work, I know the basics, in saying that though I do have problems trying to start ...
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    Victoria Taberner, Phillips 66
    Answered Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 10:19 PM
    Hi Briana,
    Its great that you have discovered what your passion is! Its difficult to recommend a specific route to your chosen career because it very much depends on what your career goals are and what your current level of education is.
    Broadly ...
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