Svetlana Mateeva

Engineering

Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 – Electrical

“I was advised that the best course to get me started was the Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 – Electrical. 80% of it is based in the workshop learning practical skills – and this is how I learn.”

Svetlana Mateeva had studied Computing and Communications and worked as an English teacher in her home Country of Bulgaria before moving to the UK to focus on her English.

She has made her home in Cullen and was keen to continue studying but in a very different direction.

Svetlana explains, “ I always enjoyed maths and as part of my earlier course I covered a little bit of the electrical area, so when I saw an electrical engineering course advertised on facebook I thought why not!

“I was advised that the best course to get me started was the Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 – Electrical. 80% of it is based in the workshop learning practical skills – and this is how I learn.”

Svetlana enrolled onto the course at Fraserburgh Campus and found herself to be the only female in the class. “It didn’t make any difference at all,” she said. “I was slightly apprehensive at first but the lecturers and students treated me no differently. I don’t even think about it now.”

Svetlana wants to become an engineer – a good one. She already has plans to progress onto the NC Electrical Engineering Level 6 course next year and then intends to go onto achieve the HNC.

“College has improved my confidence –the lecturers guide you allowing you to work independently so that you feel a sense of achievement when something works!”