Star Women in Engineering | Star Refrigeration

Star Women in Engineering

Meet our female engineers who work in a variety of areas across the company and read about their own personal journey with Star Refrigeration.

"Star Refrigeration were very focused on developing my skills and education.”
“My biggest career highlight was when I graduated with my BA in Business. I’ve done this while still doing my weekly hours at work, it was hard but a great accomplishment!”
Niamh Connelly is an Assistant Management Accountant at Star Refrigeration’s head office in Glasgow. Niamh joined Star after leaving school when she was sixteen years old. She went on to successfully complete a Modern Apprenticeship in Business and Administration and a BA in Business. She admits “I never thought that I would have gone to University”.

“I have always been a very hands-on and creative person. I am fascinated by how things work and how engineering feats have changed the world.”
Sophie Hoggan
"I feel grateful to be given the opportunity to really challenge myself and be part of a great team which give support and guidance with my endless questions.”
Sophie studied Product Design with Mechanical Engineering and then went on to gain Chartership with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in 2018. She has been a design engineer with Star since 2019 at our Thornliebank branch.

"Star gave me the opportunity to return to the industry after a long career break – it is fantastic to be back"
"I have benefited from spending time in contracting, consultancy and design. It helps to understand everyone’s different roles in a project and appreciate their individual challenges and objectives. A view of the whole picture is especially helpful in a sales environment."
Anne works in Business Development and has a Mechanical Engineering background. She enjoys the balance of sales and engineering within her role. After a career break she returned to Star working on Energy Management System, Ethos.

"I admire the active involvement Star have in the development of the refrigeration industry"
“I have undertaken three summer internships and will start a design engineer position after my graduation this summer.”
Brooke is a student at Strathclyde University, she is close to finishing her Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. After graduating she will start her career as a design engineer with Star.

“Engineering is about creativity, innovation, hands on practical work and problem solving.”
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“I work with a really good team of people at Star who are passionate, knowledgeable and ambitious in what they do…There are opportunities to enhance your career, help gain chartership and attend industry training courses and events. It is rewarding being part of company that provides top quality products and services to secure a better future for staff, customers and environment.”
After completing her Masters in Chemical Engineering and trialling a few industrial placements and a graduate programme, Claire came across the refrigeration industry. After some research, she applied for a position within Star and joined the Design team in 2016. Read more about her career highlights.

“My placement has given me valuable real life experience”
“The main thing that stands out to me is the culture…It was clear what a close knit community the Star staff are and how close the branches are.”

“The main benefit is the diversity and range of staff and their knowledge and having access to them daily”
“The variety and the responsibility and autonomy I have been given; seeing the finished product of my work really rewarding.”