The Faraday Institution will provide up to 45 undergraduate students with the opportunity to take part in a paid “virtual” internship associated with one of our partner universities of up to eight weeks duration. Goals of the internships are:
- To inspire you to pursue careers in the fields of battery technology and energy storage
- To diversify the pool of talent
- To increase your knowledge, skills and aspirations
- Give contact with positive role models
(Some are linked and you are told how to apply. Others are not but have the names of the supervisors– they are keen to hear from students. However, the Faraday website has not been updated so you might need to use your research skills to track down the supervisors directly!)
Here is a chance to challenge your thinking on what a career in tech looks like. It is an easy way to get to a range of organisations offering work experience and graduate roles related to tech. There will be Over 50 employers with internships and graduate opportunities and some interesting talks including:
How is tech changing roles across industries? – Speakers will share fantastic examples of how tech is changing industries you might not traditionally think of as tech – agriculture, energy and medicine.
Open to students from all year groups – around half of the 50 + organisations attending will be recruiting students from any discipline, so don’t rule yourself out. They want physics & astronomy students!
It doesn’t matter what stage you are at in your course or in planning your career, you can come along to this fair and find out about options for your future. Find out more here
- Great post by my colleague Alison Parkinson on career paths in renewables. More here.
- Interested in funded PhDs in offshore renewable energy? Open to STEM students, including physics, IDCORE is an industry-related doctorate.
IDCORE is a four year programme where students follow a fully integrated programme of intensive, doctoral level, taught courses in electrical, mechanical and offshore engineering, business, economics, marine biology, renewable energy resources, and societal impacts, and a, three year, industry based research project. The courses have a strong focus on problem based learning and are designed to develop practical, team working and transferable skills alongside technical expertise. Each research project is sponsored, and led by an offshore renewable energy company.
Project sponsors range from large multinational companies to very small enterprises. They represent energy companies, supply chain companies, certification agencies, consultants, test centres and original equipment manufacturers.
There are 10 places per year funded by EPSRC and NERC. The programme leads to a jointly awarded EngD from the Universities of Edinburgh, Exeter and Strathclyde and has a fantastic record of graduates moving into employment.
Full details at IDCORE
Arup is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy that offers a really wide rage of services to its clients. A “global firm of designers, engineers, planners and business consultants providing a range of professional services to clients around the world”. This then translates into an interesting range of opportunities and areas for graduates to work in, including building physics, radiation protection and acoustics & vibration.
Find out more about Arup and its opportunities for our students & graduates on MyCareerHub. Check the archive to see what they have offered.