Caitlin Mitchell studied with a Masters of Electrical Engineering at University of Western Australia in 2015, and is now a Graduate Electrical Engineer at Shell.
Before I can even start my first day of shift on Shell’s Prelude facility I have to get here! Located in the Browse Basin 200km offshore, getting to work means I need to take a flight from Perth to Broome and then a 2.5hr helicopter flight offshore. I then do 3weeks of 12hr shifts before having 3weeks off.
5.20 AM: Alarm goes off. I don’t like getting up early so I set my alarm as late as possible….I have ten minutes to get dressed and leave my room on the accommodation vessel.