Toni Harding Aeronautical Engineering
Officer Cadet Toni Harding, Bursar, Thunderer Squadron speaks about her experience on the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme and how it’s helped her through University.
I have been given the opportunity to push myself past my previous limits, make many new friends, conduct amazing AT and sports, and really get to grips with my future career as an Engineer Officer in the Armed Forces – all whilst having loads of paid fun!
I joined the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS) as a Royal Navy Bursar in September 2014 to study Aeronautical Engineering at Southampton University.
From a young age I had been interested in engineering; particularly aircraft. So when I joined Thunderer Squadron, I was very excited at the prospect of a head start in my career.
After one year with the Squadron, I have been presented with opportunities that I could never have imagined. From climbing in the Spanish mountains, to taking part in ‘green’ field exercises; I have tested myself both physically and mentally in ways I have not even contemplated doing so before.