HMS Sultan marks This is Engineering Day

Marine and Air Engineers at HMS Sultan came together on Wednesday 6 November to mark This is Engineering Day, as part of Tomorrow’s Engineering Week 2019.

The Week, which was created by the Royal Academy of Engineering, aims to change perceptions of engineering among young people, their parents and teachers and to inspire future engineers.

In 2019 the week is focussed on how engineers working in all sectors are on a mission to make the world a better place.

HMS Sultan is home to the Defence College of Technical Training’s Royal Navy Air Engineering and Survival Equipment School (RNAESS) and the Defence School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE).

The primary function of the Establishment is to supply the Fleet with engineering Officers and Ratings of the highest standard, equipping them with the skills to operate, maintain, diagnose and repair the very latest in cutting edge technology.

RNAESS trainee Air Engineering Technician Natalie Cro said: “Once I’m out of training I will be conducting flight servicing and general maintenance of airframes. As I get more experienced and promoted, I will also be doing diagnostics and repairs.

I spent ten years as a motor mechanic and engineering in the Royal Navy is more advanced and there’s much more to understand. It’s not just fixing something, but also understanding how all the different systems work.

It’s great to be part of something bigger, which is forward focussed and has lots of tradition. The prospect of a career with promotion prospects is really exciting.”

I spent ten years as a motor mechanic and engineering in the Royal Navy is more advanced and there’s much more to understand. It’s not just fixing something, but also understanding how all the different systems work. It’s great to be part of something bigger, which is forward focused and has lots of tradition. The prospect of a career with promotion prospects is really exciting

RNAESS trainee Air Engineering Technician Natalie Cro

DSMarE trainee Engineering Technician Marine Engineering Anthony Thomas said: “Engineering in the Navy is exciting as everyday there’s lots of new things to learn. Understanding how the whole engine works and how different elements collaborate with each other.

I’m hoping once I have completed my training to serve in the engine room on a Type 45 Destroyer. It’s the heart of the Ship and my role is vital to keeping the ship moving.”

Naval Engineering Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer 1 Matt Rowlinson said: “I am pleased to support This is Engineering Day. As a Marine Engineer with 35 years in the Royal Navy, I have enjoyed a wide and varied career, supported by outstanding training.

In my role, I see a lot of young people who aspire to be the very best engineers possible. The training delivered at HMS Sultan, and to our Weapons Engineers at HMS Collingwood, is second to none, so the future is really bright.”