Category Archives: careers in engineering

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Quantity Surveyor (trainee)

Quantity Surveyor

Chris (aged 22) enjoys the variety of his work as a trainee quantity surveyor. He goes to work four days a week and spends one day a week at university studying for a degree in Construction and Commercial Management. He … Take me to the video

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Design Manager

Design Manager

Mike (aged 26) began working for BAM Construction as a site engineer and now, as design manager, works closely with the construction teams and architects to ensure the drawings are ‘buildable’. This requires excellent technical skills and the ability to give … Take me to the video

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Software Engineer

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Not a member but want to watch this interview? Simon (aged 27) has worked at Electronic Arts for five years. He describes the role of the software engineers in creating computer games and emphasises the importance of strong maths and … Take me to the video

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Materials Engineer Metallurgist

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Muhammad (26) talks to us about his early days as a graduate trainee at Tata Steel and how he spent time in many different areas of the company and most enjoyed his experiences within the ironworks. He now manages the … Take me to the video

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Control Systems Engineer

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Aoife (25) works on landing gear systems for Airbus. This involves a variety of engineering disciplines: mechanical, electrical and software. Her time is spent computer modelling, working on simulators and in the testing rooms. She is based in the UK … Take me to the video

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Inventor

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Gilo (29), founder of Parajet UK, began researching and designing aircraft while still at school.  He left at 17 years, and borrowed money for a trip to Japan where he made a deal for design rights for a recreational aircraft. … Take me to the video

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Head of Design

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Will (29) is a design engineer and leads the design team at Brompton Bicycle, manufacturers of folding bikes. He is responsible for improving design of all parts of the bikes from brakes to saddlebags, and is constantly looking for the best … Take me to the video

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Heritage Conservation Scientist

Heritage Conservation Scientist

Philippa (25) is a Materials Scientist specialising in Heritage Conservation and studying for a PhD in Textile Technology. This combines her love of science and passion for history. She has worked on coins, prints and ceramics at the British Museum … Take me to the video

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Technical Director

Technical Director

Liza (26) is completing a thesis on vibrational analysis for a PhD in Engineering and is Technical Director of her own company, True Snowboards.  She discusses her research to produce high performance snowboards and the marketing aspects of True Snowboards.  … Take me to the video

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Aeroelastics Engineer

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Not a member but want to watch this interview? Cieran (27) works for Airbus UK. He uses computer models to make complex calculations that result in new specifications for aircraft designs. His projects focus on the flexibility of aircraft bodywork … Take me to the video

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