My 4½ years with Dyson were very exciting and a real eye opener, working at the cutting edge of creativity and innovation - my first taste of working for a top tier company. I initially worked within Floorcare in the new product development department on intricate mechanisms, utilising complex plastic tooling techniques to realise integrated design solutions. Quickly identified as a problem solver and a 'doer', I was handpicked and tasked with solving a re-occurring field failure. I first identified the real problem, replicated the issue and came up with both short and long term fixes. Due to my success I was invited to join the Continuous Improvement team and tasked to understand and optimise a test method used to validate performance of the vacuum. By stripping things back to look at the problems with fresh eyes I built a new test method and process from the robust requirements that I had identified. Whilst working within Floorcare I became a valued member owning multiple assemblies and managing integration with other cross discipline team members. My next challenge was in the Dyson Digital Motor team within the research department, working on blue-sky innovation to drive performance and increase power density across the new product lines such as the Dyson Hair Drier. I also had the opportunity to work on the secretive electric vehicle project exploring new materials and processes to optimise not only battery capacity but also enabling a step change in motor performance from the competition. Outside of specific project responsibilities, in my last 2 years I was 'recruited' to help with the induction programme for new starters which ranged from Junior Engineers to Senior Management. My specific remit was to provide key insights into the Dyson portfolio research and design processes through presentations and hands-on demonstrations.