"Having the opportunity to be an Engineering intern with Muru Management Consulting has been beyond my expectations as a first-year University student. Already, it has allowed me to pursue my passion for ISTEM and grow my understanding and experiences in the Aerospace industry." Tahlia West 2019


We were delighted to be able to offer Ella the chance to undertake work experience with Muru in Canberra. Ella is a descendant of the Wiradjuri community and is very proud of her aboriginal heritage. She is currently completing year 10 at Newcastle High School and is an active member of the school community including the Student Representative Council and the school leadership program. She is a keen learner, thoroughly enjoys school life and has received various awards during high school including student of the year and a number of academic awards.

Recently Ella was selected to participate in the NSW Education Dept ‘Secretary for a Day’ program held over two days in Sydney. The program enables students to learn about the workings of the Education Department and participate in teams to workshop key projects with the Department of Education senior executive through a student voice engagement experience. It was a memorable experience with ongoing relationships and projects managed by partnership schools.


Tahlia is a proud Biripi Woman currently undertaking a degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Newcastle University.  Tahlia already has an impressive CV including experience with Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Honeywell. Tahlia has a proven desire to learn, an inherent curiosity and intellectual urge to create and make a difference.

Tahlia is gaining hands on experience with an aviation client and the exposure, skills and experience she needs to begin a successful career in aeronautical engineering.

Tahlia is a public advocate and speaker to Junior schools, sharing her experience and inspiring a new generation of Indigenous STEM students to act.

"As a member of the Muru team, I assist the PC-21 transition project at the WLM RAAF Base. I have been incredibly lucky to gain a personal learning experience, networking with successful and inspiring people in the industry. Additionally, I am developing skills that are beyond my degree, such as project management and administrative techniques. Having such a unique opportunity has increased , my first-hand understanding of aircraft and the supporting facilities at Williamtown, it has enhanced my practical learning ability and application to my studies in Aerospace Systems Engineering at the University of Newcastle."