Firm aims to break the mould for women in engineering

Posted on 15 May 2015 by Jonny Williamson

ElringKlinger (GB) has added 25-year-old Antonia-Lee Walker to its team, a young engineer who has already carved out an impressive career to date.

Antonia-Lee Walker, technical support assistant within NPI, ElringKlinger (GB).
Antonia-Lee Walker, technical support assistant within NPI, ElringKlinger (GB).

Walker has joined the Teesside-based automotive parts manufacturer based as technical support assistant within the New Product Introduction (NPI) department.

Prior to joining ElringKlinger (GB), she gained a Level 3 NVQ in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering with TTE Technical Training Group, an HNC in Mechanical Engineering at Redcar Collegee, and an HND at Middlesbrough College (both through Teesside University).

Having built up a portfolio of engineering experience at both an operations and technical level, Walker commented: “It’s very much an engineering-based role, ensuring that products are handled correctly for customers and the processes are carried out in the most efficient way.

“I get the opportunity to engage within the different departments and liaise with our customers, to help to provide timely feedback to both internal and external parties. This is my first role working in a fast-paced automotive environment, so now is a good time to take what I’ve learnt and apply it to a company where I can really see myself making a long-term impact.

Walker added: “I think it’s important that more women pursue careers in engineering and manufacturing, and that companies recognise young females’ interest in the industry – something that I felt ElringKlinger (GB) understood.”