My name is Francisco Rodríguez. I was a student of the first promotion of the Master’s Degree in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. I hope that my journey after 3 years of completing this Master will help some other undecided reader to go for it.
After finishing my studies, first in Technical Architecture and then in Civil Engineering, I decided to do this Master with the intention of reinventing my profile to start a professional career in the aerospace sector, because the situation in the construction industry was terrible. Without a doubt, now I can say that it was a wise decision.
In my case, I developed the 400 hours of paid practical training in a company of the aeronautical sector; Ayesa Air Control, company in which I could extend the training phase after completing the mandatory 400 hours. It was precisely this first experience in the aerospace sector, together with the constant training, the key to start my first postgraduate program at Airbus Group, working in their offices in Barajas just one year after having delivered the Master’s Degree Final Project.
This earned experience allowed Airbus Group to renew my contract for a second year through one of its 5 internal master’s degrees, this time working in the facilities of Tablada, in Seville, and attending classes once the working day is over.
It’s these days, less than a month after finishing my second training period with Airbus, when they confirmed the long-awaited contract. In October 2018 I will start working for Airbus Group at the Satair USA facilities in Miami. I am sure that this project for a year and a half in the United States will contribute a lot to my professional career.
I can not read much further, just declare the joy I have felt that Benito proposed me to share this part of my life with you. For me it has been a great honour. I hope my words help you and that you see no limitations in your career, but goals.
Every achievement during the journey depends on yourselves, but it is that first opportunity to work that allows you to demonstrate your value and commitment as professionals. In my case, clearly, I owe it to this Master.