Opportunities for physicists – labour market news

Good Insider News report highlighting some employers who target physicists. These include:

  • Elekta Ltd (radiotherapeutic clinical products)
  • Astrium Ltd – – now Airbus Defence and Space  (satellite technology, space transport )
  • EDF Energy (energy-renewable, nuclear, gas, coal)
  • Physics World (scientific publishing)
  • Met Eireann (weather forecasting)
  • Selex Galileo (defence systems)
  • CCFE (fusion energy R&D)
  • De La Rue (currencies, passports, driving licences,trying to beat counterfeiters through holography, crystals, printed electronics.)
  • Deloitte (financial services)
  • Rebellion (computer gaming)

De La Rue said they “prefer physics to maths because, physics grads are MORE then numerate, they can manipulate numbers in ANY setting” and that “approx 75% of vacation students get taken on at graduate level” – so that shows the benefits of getting known at undergraduate level.

Find out more about about what they do and how you can get summer placements and graduate vacancies here

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