Mimi-Isabella Nwosu | Future Made

Mimi manages materials testing on construction sites. She’s worked on highways, bridges, buildings, tunnels and airports. No day is the same, as she’s either based in a lab, on-site, or in her office.

Assistant Materials Engineer, Age 25

Mimi manages materials testing on construction sites. She’s worked on highways, bridges, buildings, tunnels and airports. No day is the same, as she’s either based in a lab, on-site, or in her office.

"I love learning and as an engineer, it never stops."

Mimi-Isabella Nwosu, Assistant Materials Engineer, Age 25

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More About Mimi-Isabella

  • Mimi didn’t get the grades to study medicine, and enrolled on a university course she hated. A friend invited her to an engineering class and, after talking to the lecturer, she transferred to a civil engineering degree.

  • She did a 16-month work placement with a construction firm during university. She loved being able to say, ‘I worked on that’, when a project was complete.

  • She’s done materials testing at Tottenham Court Road’s new station for the Elizabeth Line, in London. Recently she’s been taking borehole samples at an airport and recording how much weight the ground can hold, before building starts.

  • Assistant engineers earn £30,000 - £40,000. Eventually, Mimi could be earning £70,000 or more.

  • Even as an apprentice, her wage helped her travel. She’s been to Bali, Malaysia, Iceland and all over Europe.

Mimi-Isabella Nwosu, Assistant Materials Engineer, Age 25

Discover a life in Construction

Life as a materials engineer looking good? Explore the job role further and discover how to break into the industry.

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