Steve Soysa – Aircraft Structures & Interiors Design Engineer
- Nationality – Sri Lankan
- NCUK Qualification – International Year One (IYOne) in Sri Lanka
- University – National Aerospace University “Kharkiv Aviation Institute”(KhAI), Graduated in 2016
- Degree – BEng (Hons) Aircraft and Rocket Construction and Design
- Where am I now? – KNSI Aviation Engineering Ltd in Negombo, Sri Lanka
Steve’s Educational Journey
Steve Soysa studied the NCUK International Year One in Sri Lanka before progressing to the National Aerospace University “Kharkiv Aviation Institute”(KhAI) to study Aircraft and Rocket Construction and Design. As Steve knew what career he wanted to move into, his experience at university allowed him to gain the skills and knowledge that he would need to progress to that area after completing his degree.
Career so far
After graduation, Steve took part in the Trainee Engineer programme at Srilankan Airlines which gave him first-hand experience that he took with him to his current role as an Aircraft Structures & Interiors Design Engineer. A lot of responsibility is given to Steve through his role as he has to complete reports, liaise with customers and suppliers, provide in-depth knowledge of aircraft functionality, interpret data etc. These tasks aren’t always straightforward however Steve is able to provide an efficient and accuarte service to his company.
What’s next for Steve?
Steve is still learning and chasing his dream, aspiring to work for Airbus or Boeing as an Aircraft Design Engineer.
Studying the NCUK qualification opened the door for me at the time so I’m really appreciative and thankful for that. I feel that I have been well prepared through my educational journey to do my job well and progress in my career. I would advise current students who are looking to follow a similar career path to me to never give up on your dreams chase it like a cheetah and grab it like an eagle!
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