Rebecca Cocklin

I graduated with a First Class Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oxford Brookes University in June 2017.

My keen interest in the field of engineering stems from a young age when I began racing karts, and I have been developing my knowledge and skills ever since. In addition to my academic achievements, I completed a year in industry with BMW group at Oxford MINI Plant as a Complex Vehicle Analyst within the quality-engineering department where I was responsible for root cause analysis and resolution to issues on both pre-series and production vehicles.

Currently in my final year of the BP Castrol Challenger Automotive Graduate Scheme I have had the opportunity to work within different areas of the business including Product Testing and Engineering, Lubricant Product Development, Digital Strategy and Fuels Test Methodology. Over the course of my placements I have been responsible for managing and programming test beds, engine testing, data acquisition and analysis, leading projects including a high-priority project to develop and deliver new products to market within 9 months and creating a minimum viable product to improve the way data is collected, stored and used.

I am also proud to be a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) ambassador for BP where I promote the studying of STEM subjects and careers in engineering and science to students of all ages. I regularly present to visiting students and visit local schools to deliver practical engineering workshops and deliver mentoring sessions as well as participate in panels at events such as BP discovery days to discuss my education, career and answer questions.