All Careers Advice

  • An interview ‘elevator pitch’ is just like a well thought out introduction and it’s always good to have one ready. You'll never know when you might need it! So, where do you start?
  • As a Safety Engineer at Defence Equipment and Support, Sophie Tredwell plays a vital role in ensuring the equipment used by the armed forces is safe and offers the best possible protection. Find out about her journey into engineering, what her day job involves and why she loves it in this article.
  • Sometimes when you really care about something or you are determined to reach your goals, it can be very easy to over-do it. It’s important to try and find a good balance but what exactly is too much?
  • If you are able to feel comfortable and you bring your ‘whole self’ to work, it’s more likely that the work you do will be better. We have taken this opportunity to explain why you should want to be yourself and why it may be a positive choice for you and your career.
  • When it comes to job seeking, it’s always natural to think ahead. However, have you ever thought about stopping and taking a step back? It might be time to consider looking at job postings from an old employer, why not reapply?
  • Parallel to her move from academia to industry, Dr Mikela Chatzimichailidou worked towards becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
  • Sustainable engineering is everything it states in the name. It’s the process of designing or using systems that take energy and/or resources from sustainable sources and uses it for everyday use. We need to start doing what we can now to ensure the next generations are able to live comfortably. ...
  • As the level of global interest in space increases, and the missions to return to the moon and explore Mars continue to develop, space capability breakthroughs like the MEV are very important.
  • The majority of the time, searching for a new job can be an exciting experience. However, we all know that not everything goes exactly to plan. The pressure of a job search can be massive, and we want to ensure you that whatever you’re feeling, you’re not alone.
  • Perfection in your job search is something that you shouldn’t be expecting from yourself. As a job seeker, you should start to understand that practice doesn’t make perfect, but practice makes permanent. You will get the hang of it and you will reach your goals.
  • It’s been found that approximately 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women suffer with some form of colour blindness. We have taken this opportunity to talk more about colour blindness, what it entails and what you may be entitled to from your employer.
  • Dyslexia week begins on the 5th October 2020 and is all about exploring the power people effected by dyslexia really have. Keep reading to find out more!
  • It can take a lot of work to get invited to an interview and if it doesn’t go exactly as planned, it may leave you feeling a little disheartened. However, like anything else, it’s all about the practice. Keep reading for some advice on what you might need to improve on to get the success you want.
  • Are you looking at getting a new job in a more sustainable area of engineering? If so, a career in geothermal engineering might be a good idea for you. Keep reading to find out why!
  • Competency questions are very popular with employers during job interviews. They are used to find out more about you, your personal experiences in the workplace and whether your skills would be a good match or not. We have some tips and advice on how you might want to prepare for and answer these...
  • Equinix, the global leader in data centres and interconnection, is still recruiting a high volume of engineers both in the UK and across the globe, having continued to grow throughout 2020. Keep reading to find out more!
  • Sometimes, applying for a job may be more than just submitting your CV and/or cover letter. Application forms can seem long and daunting if you’ve never completed one before, but all it takes is a little bit of patience. We have some tips on how you can make sure your application form is good to go!
  • Although it may seem like a trick question, this interview question is often asked to understand your career goals and is similar to the “where do you see yourself in 5 years?” question. Keep reading for some tips on how to prepare for and answer this popular question.
  • If you’re in the market for a job that includes working remotely, you’ve definitely picked the right time. Remote working has been rising over recent years and both employers and employees are seeing the benefits of working from home. We have some tips on how to tailor your CV for a remote job!
  • Solar energy is still somewhat seen as an alternative energy source compared to the older and less cleaner ways of producing energy, but how much longer will this clean energy be seen as an alternative? We have some reasons why solar engineering should be considered as a viable choice for you and...