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How I got my placement – Energy Efficiency in a Building Engineering Company

Anastacia Kruglova is a BSc Environmental Science student, currently on a year in industry with Building Engineering Company, Couch Perry Wilkes. Here she shares her experiences of searching for and securing a placement, along with her tips for other students.

My name is Anastacia and this year I am undertaking a placement year in CouchPerryWilkes engineering company as a part of my BSc Environmental Science. Some of my duties include thermal modelling of buildings, low-carbon technologies application and assessment of energy efficiency. Initially, I had not really considered working in the Engineering sector, however, thanks to my placement I have realised that there are lots of sectors where such a degree like mine can be applied. A placement is a fantastic opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge, gain vital skills and build networks. All these and many other perks might arise thanks to placement. There are lots of good placements out there, however, I found that it can take a while to find a good one. Continue reading

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Getting into….the 3D printing industry

3D printer at work - eppendorff holder by Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier on Flickr

3D printer at work by JEPoirrier on Flickr

In this guest post Dee Fisher, MD of 3DPrintedJobs, gives an overview of this growing industry, key job roles within it and tips for success.

The 3D printing industry is growing rapidly and with it the demand for 3D printing jobs. This article will give you an understanding of what 3d printing is, what jobs are available, what these roles involve and some useful interview tips.

What Is 3D Printing?

3D printing is a process of building a three-dimensional object. Digital files determine the shape of the objects that are printed. 3D printing is an additive process: objects are usually created as very thin layers of material (e.g. 0.1mm) and are added in succession. The 3D printing process is also known as additive manufacturing. Continue reading

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How I got my job: Trainee Patent Attorney

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Jenny Smith is a final year PhD student, studying Medical and Biological Engineering, and has just secured a training contract with Urquhart-Dykes and Lord LLP, at their Leeds office. In this post she outlines how she found out about the profession and secured her role

Career inspiration

With a year to go of my PhD, I started investigating new career paths, after deciding continuing in research and academia wasn’t for me. I attended a University of Leeds Careers Centre conference, ‘Gown to Town: Alternatives to an academic career’, and whilst there heard a talk by a patent attorney Continue reading

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Getting into…a career as a Patent Attorney

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If you’re interested in using your scientific or technical background in a different way and have an interest in legal issues, a career as a Patent Attorney could be for you.  This post is a summary of some of the key points covered by Simon Belcher of Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP in a very informative presentation he delivered at the Careers Centre recently.  You can find a more detailed copy of his notes on our Pearltrees account (link at the end of this post).

What does a patent attorney do?

Patent Attorneys work on behalf of individuals or organisations to help protect inventions and other intellectual property so that the owner of the property can control how it is used.  In the UK ‘Patent Attorney’ is a protected title, meaning only those who have passed qualifying training and examinations may use the tile.  The profession is a regulated in the UK by IPreg.

Patent Attorneys might only do patent work, or work across a wider range of intellectual property matters.  This could be in a very specialised field, or across a wider range of disciplines Continue reading

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Getting into the Fast-moving Consumer Goods sector

Does the thought of working with household name brands in a fast-moving environment appeal to you? If so, the FMCG sector could be for you. Senior Careers Consultant Annabelle Cross gives you the low-down on this dynamic sector.

What is the FMCG industry?

The FMCG, or fast-moving consumer goods, industry is a multi-million pound sector incorporating many famous names and household brands.  It may also be referred to as the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry.

The sector deals in everyday items we purchase and can include anything from food products, to toiletries, cosmetics Continue reading

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Meet our staff: Careers Consultant

Meet Jean Harris, one of our Careers Consultant. Here she gives us an insight into her role at the Careers Centre.

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What is your job at the Careers Centre and what does it involve?

I’m a Careers Consultant. This involves a range of activities including: teaching on Careers modules, conducting guidance interviews, delivering careers lectures and staffing the Careers Centre drop-in service. As I link with Engineering and Biosciences I get to carry out my work in those faculties including running career sessions and drop-in services. I also get to talk with employers about what their company offers to graduates and what they are looking for from applicants. Continue reading

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How I got my job: Interior Advanced Development Engineer

My name is Saad and I’m a student at the University of Leeds doing an integrated masters in Mechanical Engineering. I have been fortunate enough to be one of the three students offered a summer placement this year at Toyota Boshoku Corporation in Japan through the Toyoda internship. Continue reading

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