She's an Engineer- Ruth Phillips

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Route into engineering

I started off working in an Events company, running the in-house video conference site (when airline travel was too expensive and we didn't have FACETIME/ ZOOM/MS TEAMS!) then got approached by the software house who ran our inventory control software for the events business to work in their start-up.  It involved lots of Scandinavian and USA travels, I even made it to Australia, deploying the software in other events company around the world. Then, I applied for a job as a forensic video engineer with the Metropolitan Police and have worked my way around different departments in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

Job description

Senior Technologist, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Our team looks at new technologies that might be useful to law enforcement.  We look at evaluating these new technologies in the operational policing environment to see if they can deliver benefit and efficiencies.

Horizon Scanning new technical initiatives, testing equipment against the requirements to see if it does what it says it should!

Don't think you aren't good enough, we can’t all be good at everything and that's why teams work so well together and build on people’s strength, always stay curious about things, ask questions!

I love travelling, body pump, spin classes and socialising.

It can be political at times, but I love the variety, law enforcement has so many challenged that we love to fix.

Probably working on the first  CCTV images that came out of the London bombers back in July 2005.

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