Data Analyst Graduate (Big Data Rotational Programme)

King are looking for talented physics graduates, UG and Masters, with a broad set of skills who are excited about the idea of testing themselves across the different areas of Data Analytics over a 2 year period.

It’s a rotational graduate programme so you get to experience a range of areas before specialising, great if you want to try different things.

Find out more on the Gradcracker site

Other employers who recruit physics students via Gradcracker are listed below. You can follow them via Gradcracker to get alerts when new physics specific opportunities are released. The employers are all on MyCareerHub too

  • AWE (employs mostly physics)
  • DSTL
  • Renishaw
  • Institute of Physics
  • Roke
  • Leonardo
  • Thales
  • Imagination
  • STFC

What does Brexit mean for the UK recruitment industry?

Good post from my colleague Deborah

The Careers Service Blog

Just hours after the news that the UK has voted to leave the EU here’s a quick blog post from my colleague Deborah Fowlis about what this might mean for the recruitment industry – Rebecca

Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, there is a nationwide debate raging on the impact this will have on employment, the economy and life in the UK. One of the main sectors that may be affected by Brexit is the recruitment industry.

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s Chief Executive Kevin Green comments:

“The vote to leave the EU is likely to usher in a challenging period for British business and for the UK labour market in particular. Our data has shown a slowdown in hiring as we approached the referendum. We expect to see this period of uncertainty continue.

We need to ensure that British businesses continue to be able to…

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Lasers and flight paths: Saltire Scholar Success for UoE physicists

The Saltire Foundation Scholar programme has celebrated another record-breaking year: sending 144 student interns across 5 continents to work with 59 host companies. The programme is open to penultimate year students.

It’s a real achievement getting a place so I am delighted to say that Edinburgh students Zoe Karamanide (Physics) and Mike Walmsley (Theoretical Physics) have just started their work placements as Saltire Scholars.

Zoe is in sunny California working for Coherent Inc as a Laser Performance Characterisation Intern and she will be keeping you up-to-date via her blog. Mike will be analysing and planning new aviation routes for Edinburgh Airport and reporting back to you via his blog soon.

You can also follow all the Scholars’ experiences by reading their blogs over the summer.

To find out more about Saltire and to apply next year, or in the future,  start here.


Paint a picture with physics: featured employer AkzoNobel

Matthew McCluskey, an undergraduate Masters student, spent a summer placement with the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership.

He worked  on research for industry partner, AkzoNobel, the largest global paint and coatings company producing well known UK Decorative paint brands such as Dulux, Glidden, Cuprinol and Hammerite. Matthew used confocal laser scanning microscopy in his research. Find out what he did and how he got on here.