Carly Nettleford

Carly Nettleford

Engineering Policy Officer

Carly joined the Institution of Mechanical Engineers as an Engineering Policy Officer in April 2020. She works with the Chief Engineer, other policy advisors and IMechE’s expert member groups to help shape the debate across the field of engineering policy.

Carly’s enthusiasm for engineering comes from her love for technology. This enables her to provide engineering content across multiple media channels in a relatable way, drawing on her experience working with Young Members and apprentices.  Carly is passionate about encouraging more young people and women to join the engineering field and encouraging them to change the world through innovation.

Carly began her engineering career in 2012 when she completed a pre-apprenticeship programme gining a BTEC Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering and an NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations (PEO). She went on to complete a three and a half-year apprenticeship with power engineering company, Ultra Electronics. Here she obtained both an HNC and an NVQ level 3 in Electrical Engineering and Electronics.

Completing her apprenticeship in just two years, Carly was recognised for her achievements by winning the Apprentice of The Year award for West London. In 2016 she went to work as a lift engineer in the construction sector. After gaining substantial field experience in the role she moved on to work for Siemens Healthineers as a CT scanner field engineer. Carly has already built up several years of hands-on and field experience and brings these skills and understanding of a number of engineering sectors, with her to the IMechE.

Carly's top three

Favourite engineering innovations: Wireless headphones, earphones and speakers.
Person I most admire:  My mum!
Greatest challenge facing engineering:  Encouraging more women to become engineers.