Cambridge Consultants are a leading supplier of innovative product development engineering and technology consulting.
- Facilities: over 100,000 sq ft of fully equipped laboratories and prototyping facilities on their own premises in Cambridge and Boston
- Scale: more than 500 staff, including scientists, mathematicians, engineers and designers, able to bring multidisciplinary technology insight to client problems
- Breadth of operation across medical technology and pharmaceuticals, wireless communications, consumer and industrial, energy and transport, and defence and security, enables insights and solution approaches to be transferred efficiently between sectors
Are you keen to apply your mathematical and scientific knowledge to solving creative and technically challenging problems? Join their team of talented mathematicians, physicists and engineers to develop future leading edge information systems.
They are currently recruiting for a graduate physicist or mathematician to work on client assignments and provide key ideas for projects involving the design, implementation and test of a wide range of products and systems. This will involve working with data from sensors or unstructured data and developing algorithms to extract valuable information. Clear presentation of results both internally and to clients is also important. Full vacancy details here
They also offer summer internships and have some good videos on their site giving a flavour of their projects
Wood Mackenzie are currently recruiting for summer internships, including Edinburgh based ones. Closing date 31st January
The Wood Mackenzie UK Internship Programme is open to third and final year students in a numerate or analytical discipline. Based in their Edinburgh, London and Guildford offices, the programme will provide invaluable experience for anyone considering a career within a research or consulting environment and who wants to find out more about the Natural Resources industry
PGCE with Supported Induction Route (SIR) – a new course at the University of Dundee designed:
- to help you become a teacher in a 52-week course
- to meet Scotland’s demand for secondary teachers of STEM subjects
- to combine Master-level training with school-based experience
Unlike other routes into teaching currently available in Scotland, with this programme you can study while receiving the equivalent of a probationer teacher’s salary (£22416 p.a. as at 1st April 2016).
Running from January to January, it brings together the first two steps in your career as a teacher, the initial teacher education programme and the Teacher Induction Scheme, and you will be fully registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), allowing you to teach pupils of secondary age in your subject specialism (Physics, Chemistry, Computing, Mathematic,) in Scottish schools.
Rather than the three 6-week placements you experience in a traditional teacher training course, the PGCE with SIR features a 37-week school placement, enabling the development of stronger, continuous working relationships with the school, its staff, pupils and the community.
Find out more here
Are you keen to apply your scientific and mathematical knowledge to solving creative and technically challenging problems?
Cambridge Consultants are looking for a graduate physicist (or mathematician) to work on client assignments and provide key ideas for projects involving the design, implementation and test of a wide range of products and systems. The job involves:
- working with data from sensors or unstructured data
- developing algorithms to extract valuable information
- clear presentation of results both internally and to clients
They recruit for summer internships too.
Find out more here
University of Edinburgh Physics & Astronomy student Sarah Rigby shares her summer work experiences and how they have helped her make some good career decisions.
This summer, I was fortunate enough to be able to carry out two internships that helped me formulate my career plans much more solidly.
First of all, I spent a month at a secondary school in York doing a physics teaching placement, arranged by the Ogden Trust. While I started out simply observing lessons, by the time I left I was treated like a teaching assistant: not only did I work with individual students and small groups regularly, but I also got the chance to plan and deliver a whole lesson. On top of this, I ran an extracurricular club with the other intern, and of course I also had to put up a few displays. This gave me a well-rounded view of the different elements of a teacher’s job.
It’s often said that you don’t understand something unless you can explain it to someone; my understanding of chemistry and biology were definitely stretched at times! That said, having a strong foundation of physics knowledge helped me to explain things in a way I found intuitive, and sometimes to link different subject areas together to make useful analogies. I would definitely recommend the Ogden Trust’s Teach Physics internship to anyone who is considering a career in teaching, however unsure they are.
The month I spent there gave me a realistic view of life as a teacher, allowing me to make a very well-informed decision about my future career. Even though I won’t be pursuing a career in teaching, I’m really glad I got this opportunity. I really enjoyed the time I spent at the school, and I gained a lot of confidence in myself and my ability to communicate effectively.
Shortly after this, I travelled to Bristol, where I spent two weeks doing work experience with BBC Focus Magazine, a science and technology publication. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I got to write while I was there.
- Most of what I contributed was published on the website, but one very short ‘Eye Opener’ piece – an extended caption to accompany a striking image – made it into the most recent print issue.
- I wrote a feature on weird and wonderful pain relief
- I contributed to the ongoing ‘This Day in Science History’ series
- I interviewed a renowned cosmologist from MIT about his new book on artificial intelligence.
One skill that came in useful in particular was the ability to research a topic, quickly understand the basics, and distil it down to the essential and most interesting parts; for once, I was thankful that I’d done the group project the previous year!
I loved my time at the magazine: I was fascinated by the day-to-day organisation, especially leading up to their publication day, and I realised how much I love writing about science. This helped me to decide that I want to pursue a career in science communication once I graduate.
Nick Hood from Moray House is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Secondary Education (Physics Specialist) and will be here to answer your questions around teaching as a career, postgraduate study options (at Edinburgh and the rest of the UK) and getting experience. Nick is a chartered physicist and an interesting guy!
Mon 30 Oct 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Weir Building (Careers Service), King’s Buildings
Book a place via MyCareerHub