In Conversation with Oyeman Okes

Undergraduate Engineer at Dyson


We are delighted to bounce back with this episode in conversation with Dyson Institute graduate Oyemen Okes after a short break. 

Oyemen's journey to Dyson was serendipitous. She overheard a conversation between a fellow student and a teacher and set off to learn more about what Dyson had to offer. We talk with her about her journey to the institute, navigating the detailed application process and what the experience has offered her in her professional journey to date. 

For those unfamiliar with the Dyson Institute, the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology is now a higher education institute in its own right, offering a unique experience for students with a passion for problem-solving and a fascination for how things work. Set up in 2017 and based at the Dyson technology campus in Malmsbury, it offers a unique degree experience with two days a week spent studying and three days on-site working with the Dyson engineering team. Initially accredited by Warwick University, the Institute is now recognised in its own right and is now empowered to accredit its degree course. 

Oyemen talks us through her journey from A Level D&T, Physics and Maths to her current position as she reaches the end of her degree studies and enters full-time employment with Dyson as a qualified engineer.

I loved Oyemen's quiet confidence and humility as she describes her journey and looks forward to finding her "mission" with Dyson. I just know you are going to enjoy this one! So sit back and listen to Designed for Life in conversation with Oyemen Okes.

This podcast has been recorded with the help of our sponsors, The Edge Foundation inspiring the education system to give all young people across the UK the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to flourish in their future life and work, and PTC Onshape Providing industry-standard cloud-based CAD to educationWe are indebted to both The Edge and PTC Onshape for their continued support. 

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