Freddie Ferguson (MPhys) was one of the physics team captains who got his team to the semi-final of the IBM Universities Business Challenge in Edinburgh this year.
He has just been successful in getting a Saltire internship this summer at Finning International in Vancouver. He will be a Business Analysis Intern. You can find out more about the Saltire programme here. Freddie has agreed to write a couple of blogposts for this blog later in the summer.
171 bright, ambitious and talented students from across Scotland’s universities have secured internships around the globe. I’m very pleased to say that 12 are from the University of Edinburgh.
Here is what the Saltire Foundation told us:
“This year was a particularly competitive year, with over 1,500 students applying to take part in the programme – a 30% increase on last year. This incredible number is a strong indication the value your students continue to see in our programme and the opportunity it presents them. The Careers Service’s support of the programme and encouragement you provide your students has been instrumental in 2018 being yet another record breaking year.”
Submit your CV, get on-the-spot interviews, participate in talks and workshops, meet leading AI companies such as Facebook and Microsoft, welcome to EdIntelligence’s AI Career Fair!
Do you use Artificial Intelligence techniques in your studies? Are thinking about working in the sector?
No matter if you are doing a PhD in Physics, studying AI in your Masters or are a curious Bachelor student, they welcome everyone with knowledge in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, High-Performance Computing, Vision/ Imaging or anything related from all programmes! At this career fair you can:
– meet companies such as Microsoft, Facebook, Lloyds Banking Group, Five AI and Skyscanner ( for a full list see our website: https://edintelligence.github.io/fair/companies.html)
– submit your CV beforehand to have companies contact you and increase your chance to…
– get an interview at the day through our on-the-spot interviews.
– listen to talks and workshops that are held throughout the day. (You can find a provisional schedule at https://edintelligence.github.io/fair/schedule.html)
– simply explore the AI company space from startups to large companies!
Our recent PhD Horizons event went very well with around 160 PhD students and research staff attend on the day, and 29 speakers, including the School of Physics and Astronomy’s very own Dr Ross Galloway, talking about his career experience.
We had speaker panels covering areas including policy & research, entrepreneurial, non-academic science, creative industries, professional roles in higher education, academic careers, business & consultancy
Feedback on the day was very positive. Summaries from all speaker panels will be available on our website soon and the summaries from 2017 are still available on the PhD section of our website
Newtyne Consultancy and Training is a Business Intelligence services company based in Edinburgh.
Newtyne recruits numerate graduates and train you up through an intensive training programme comprising five courses enabling you to obtain the SAS Certified Base Programmer qualification. Once the training is complete you will spend 52 weeks within an organisation putting all your skills and knowledge into practice.
At the end of the 52 weeks the organisation has a choice of transferring you to their organisation, extending or ceasing the engagement. The main objective of the Newtyne Academy is to transfer you to the host organisation. There is no cost incurred by graduates.
They have three analyst vacancies right now within Tesco Bank and are targeting Physics and Astronomy graduates as, in their words…
“We have found these to be a rich vein of talented and highly suitable individuals”
MThree Consulting offer an interesting route into working in tech with supported training. They say:
We understand that taking those first steps into your career can be daunting. With so many different opportunities and routes into employment in front of you, it’s hard to know how to navigate. Within our Alumni Programme we are currently looking for Graduates who enjoy problem solving and coming up with creative solutions to join our firm.
They use words like “flexibility”, “stepping stone to your future”. If this sounds like something you want to know more about, find out here:
The Space Placements in INdustry scheme (SPIN) has been designed to provide an introductory link for those considering employment in the space sector and space sector organisations looking to find the most talented and enthusiastic people to ensure the future success of their businesses. The scheme is managed by the UK Space Agency and supported by the Satellite Applications Catapult.
They have some great summer internships and it’s not too late to apply but closing dates are coming up soon. They need high quality applications to ensure that companies come back next year!
Vacancies include AI in Space Robotics, Space Careers Development Placement, PROSPECTing for lunar water: sample camera for a Moon lander and more.
Tips for getting into marketing from Georges Petrequin, Marketing Manager, SymbaSync.
I was a few months away from completing my undergraduate degree, and I was actively looking for a job.
As many people know (or will soon find out) securing a job prior to graduating university isn’t a fun process. It’s time consuming, and could take time away from your university work which still remains high on your list of priorities. It also comes with a relatively large dose of stress.
At this point, I wasn’t exactly sure what kind of role I wanted, or what my ideal type of company to work for was. I knew I wanted to go into marketing, but there are many different paths that can be taken.
After looking at lots of job descriptions and vacancies, it was clear that I still needed to add some skills to my toolbox in order to stand…