Sorrel Gilbert – program manager, Mercury Systems
Sorrel has worked in theatres, schools, castles and offices. At the age of 14, during her first event management internship with The Lion's Part theatre company, she realised that she enjoyed “developing teams” and “getting things done”.
Subsequently, she sought out every opportunity to gain work experience; from internships, to getting a full-time job with GirlGuiding UK straight out of school.
Sorrel was accepted onto BAE Systems’ acclaimed Project Management Apprenticeship Scheme (PMAS). There she found a name for what she had been doing: project management.
This scheme gave Sorrel knowledge of the management of complex projects, such as the QEC Aircraft Carriers, and Type 26 frigates. This then lead to a stint as a contractor working for Thales UK on Project Marshal for the RAF.
Now working as a program manager for Mercury Systems UK, Sorrel is having fun juggling various smaller projects within a growing business while studying for her MSc in Systems Thinking. She is an active volunteer with APM, especially with the Governance Specific Interest Group.