Does university teach you to be an engineer? - December 13, 2012

So I studied for my MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering for 5 years (for free) in Scotland. During this time I must have completed over 50 modules which came under this degree title. With such a varied selection, I always wondered how this would work when I entered a job and began some real [...]

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Time for a Brew - September 19, 2012

I am currently in my second placement as a nucleargraduate. My first was in a shiny new building, with flat screen TV’s, meeting pods, windows that automatically open when it’s hot inside and all the latest manufacturing machinery. The building is so new that we would regularly have visitors keen to see what this new [...]

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Opportunity Knocks - April 16, 2012

Working life on the scheme is very busy, sometimes ridiculously busy. Although this sometimes seems like its too much, the opportunities which come out of all the hard work are usually worth it. Each of us is working in a different department in several different companies, which leads to different opportunities for each of us. [...]

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Just keep swimming, just swimming….just keep swimming swimming swimming… - February 10, 2012

I am now just over half way through my first secondment with the nuclear graduates. I have been working at the Nuclear AMRC in Sheffield as a project manager for about four months now. I am tasked with managing the Fit for Nuclear programme, which has been set up to find new UK companies to [...]

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Nuclear Bombs…? - January 21, 2012

I spent most of last week in London participating in my first footprints workshop. This involved many different activities, from working in schools, chatting to occupy protestors (or social ambassadors or whatever they wanted to be called) to walking into Westminster and talking to MPs and the head of the NDA. With all the people [...]

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