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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  • 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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  • Will , London

    Added Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Hey there! So here's my problem; I've always dreamed of doing engineering for my career ever since my dad first got me model planes and robot arms for my early birthdays, and its a passion Ive taken all the way through my life. I am now half way through my Physics and Maths AS Level courses and have realised that my Math is suffering HUGELY (Im talking scoring about 10% and sometimes less in our class tests) and my Physics, while I enjoy it immensely, isnt much better, usually scoring about ...
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    Victoria Taberner, Phillips 66
    Answered Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 5:20 PM
    Hi Will. Firstly, try not to stress, whatever happens your life and career will work out just fine and worrying won’t help you pass your exams. When one door closes another one opens. Having said that I do understand your dilemma. I had a very similar ...
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