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  • The Importance of a Personal Development Plan

    • 19 Jul 2021
    • Charlotte Rogers

    A personal development plan can help you think about what you want and outline the steps you need to take in order to achieve your goals. Not everyone may feel like they need one, but it can definitely help you become the engineer you want to be. Keep reading to find out more!

  • How to stay productive during the summer months

    • 9 Jul 2021
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Most of us look forward to the summertime, warmer and longer days, giving us the opportunity to get out and do the things we love. You don’t need to let work get in the way. Whether you are working or job seeking, here are some things you can do to make the most of summer and still be productive!

  • EVERYONE! Get Involved in International Women in Engineering Day 2021!

    • 22 Jun 2021
    • Charlotte Rogers

    International Women in Engineering Day takes place on the 23rd of June and is a day to celebrate the achievements of female engineers! Keep reading to find out how you can get involved!

  • Engineering Career opportunities with Elbit Systems UK

    • 21 Jun 2021
    • Andrew Dingley

    Elbit Systems UK is an ambitious diverse defence business with technology and innovation at its core. Their Director of Programmes and Engineering, Adam Griffiths, took the time to tell us more about his role and the current opportunities available with Elbit Systems UK.

  • nucleargraduates: The door to your engineering and tech career

    • 10 Jun 2021

    Solely funded by their partnered sponsors, with a clear goal to educate and innovate; nucleargraduates is a graduate scheme like no other.

  • Maintaining a positive mindset

    • 7 Jun 2021
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Things may have been stressful for you over the last year or so, but that shouldn’t mean you put your health on the backburner. We have some tips to make sure that you are taking care of yourself and trying to maintain a positive mindset at work and in your personal time.

  • Make the most of your notice period

    • 10 May 2021
    • Charlotte Rogers

    When leaving a job, you want to be able to make the most of your time left and ensure that you aren’t cutting ties for future opportunities. You never know, you could find yourself looking back into this company in a few years’ time, don’t ruin it for yourself.

  • Which is the key to happiness: High salary or job satisfaction?

    • 21 Apr 2021
    • Georgina Bloomfield

    Is having a job that pays really well but offers not much else really the key to long term overall happiness?

  • You got the job! – Now understanding the contract

    • 24 Mar 2021
    • Charlotte Rogers

    After the long job seeking process, you’re probably very excited to be starting a new job, so the only thing on your mind is signing that contract! So, take the time to read, learn and think about all of the things we have mentioned in this article, things that are often overlooked.

  • How to re-purpose your CV for a different sector

    • 15 Feb 2021
    • Charlotte Rogers

    If you’ve decided that you want to make a career change, either to a new sector or a whole new industry, then you’ll need make some changes to your CV. We have plenty of tips and ideas on how to re-purpose your CV and start your new career.

  • Your skills are transferable! – What can you bring to the renewable sector?

    • 5 Feb 2021
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Believe it or not, you don’t need to have a renewable energy or sustainable engineering background to be able to get a job in this sector. You have transferable skills that are priceless to companies looking to hire! Keep reading to find out how you can find a new job in this sector.

  • Full-time VS Part-time; which is right for you?

    • 18 Jan 2021
    • Charlotte Rogers

    When life changes, you should work your professional life around your personal life. There are pros and cons to both full-time and part-time working hours and we've taken the time to write about them here! Keep reading to find out more.

  • How to write a personal statement for your first engineering CV

    • 14 Dec 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Your personal statement should be one of the first things employers read on your CV. This may seem like a lot of pressure, but we have some tips on how you can get a great personal statement ready for your first CV.

  • Dornan Group – How I got here with Neill O’Connor

    • 30 Nov 2020

    We spoke to Neill O’Connor about his experiences with Kantor Energy, a subsidiary of the Dornan Engineering Group. He has been the Design Manager since joining the organisation in 2015. Keep reading to find out more!

  • Protecting the armed forces with safety engineering

    • 16 Nov 2020

    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.

  • Are you being yourself in your job?

    • 6 Nov 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    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.

  • Is it time to re-visit your old employer?

    • 2 Nov 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    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?

  • Dr Mikela Chatzimichailidou CEng - From academic to industry engineer: a CEng journey

    • 28 Oct 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Parallel to her move from academia to industry, Dr Mikela Chatzimichailidou worked towards becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

  • It’s not just solar panels and wind turbines... What does renewable engineering have to offer?

    • 23 Oct 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    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. This all starts with you, the engineer.

  • Making the impossible possible: in-orbit satellite life extension

    • 20 Oct 2020
    • David Pile, Northrop Grumman Space Systems

    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.