Science and Engineering PhD careers event

Thursday 25 and Friday 26 January 2018

10:00-16:00

University of Exeter, Reed Hall, Streatham Drive, Exeter EX4 4QR, Upper Lounge / Board room

On 25th and 26th January 2018 the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) in Metamaterials is hosting an exciting event, where representatives from 12 key employers that recruit PhD graduates from physics, maths, engineering, computer science and related disciplines, will be holding talks and networking sessions. There will be presentations across the two days and opportunities to network and talk to the research and HR representatives about what roles there are, what they do, what it’s like to work in these companies, and what you should consider when applying for a job.

The event takes place at Reed Hall, and has been organised to specifically focus on PhD and Early Career Researchers. It is sponsored by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials, but is open to researchers across the University. Registration is required – lunch is included – numbers are strictly limited.

Register to attend

Registration is now closed, however there still is some space on individual talks. If you are interested in attending a specific talk, please contact metamaterials@exeter.ac.uk.

Timetable

Thursday 25 January

TimeSessionCompany description
10.00 – 11.00 Arrival coffee & networking/manned stands for student enquiries
11.00 – 11.30 Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory (HCL) research aims at creating new concepts of advanced electronic and optoelectronic devices. Its research initially focused on microelectronics using transport techniques. Work has also been carried out on Single-electron parametron memory cell which led to the development of a major activity on quantum computation. Aside this, research on magnetism led in particular to the discovery of Coulomb blockade anisotropic magnetoresistance as well as Spin injection Hall effect.
11.30 – 12.00 Flann Microwave Flann Microwave Ltd is a market-leading designer and manufacturer of Antennas, Precision Microwave Components and Test and Measurement products operating between frequencies of 2 to 500GHz and above.
12.00 – 12.30 DSTL The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence of the UK. DSTL recruits scientists, engineers, analysts, programme and project managers, and finance, logistics, medical and communications personnel. While each role will have its own individual qualification and technical requirements, there are some standard requirements and personal qualities they look for in their candidates. You must be a UK national and have resided in the UK for the past 5 years.
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch networking session/manned stands for student enquiries

13.30 – 14.00 NPL The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the UK's National Measurement Institute, and is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available. NPL sits at the intersection between scientific discovery and real world application. Their research supports innovation in science, industry and medicine. Their scientists make real differences to people’s lives through research in fields as diverse as quantum physics, medicine and climate change.
14.00 – 14.30 Dyson Dyson – solving problems that others ignore. There are over 3,500 engineers and scientists at Dyson, dedicated to inventing and improving Dyson machines. Some are leaders in their field. Others are fresh out of university. They're drawn from a broad spectrum of disciplines: design, electronics, motors, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, robotics, prototyping, scientific research, manufacturing, machine learning, AI, quality testing, lighting, compliance, procurement... And others. Together, they engineer Dyson's future.
14.30 – 15.00 Thales To help create a safer world, Thales serves five keys sectors: Aerospace, Space, Ground Transportation, Defence, and Security. It recruits to a total of 15 generic job families, from Marketing to Research & Development, legal and finance.
15.00 – 16.00 Afternoon coffee & networking/manned stands for student enquiries

Friday 26 January

 

TimeSessionCompany description
10.00 – 11.00 Arrival coffee & networking/manned stands for student enquiries
11.00 – 11.30 MBDA MBDA is a world leading, global missile systems company, operating in all of the major world markets. They’re the only company able to design and produce missiles and missile systems for army, navy and air forces.
11.30 – 12.00 QinetiQ QinetiQ is a company of scientists and engineers who deploy their scientific and technological knowledge, proven research capabilities and unique, purpose-built facilities to provide both services and products that meet the needs of a wide range of global customers. They operate primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets and their customers are predominantly government organisations, including defence departments, as well as international customers in other targeted sectors.
12.00 – 12.30 Huawei Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with 180,000 employees. Driven by a commitment to sound operations, ongoing innovation, and open collaboration, they have established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud technology and services. Their ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population.
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch networking session/manned stands for student enquiries

13.30 – 14.00 Nature Publishing Group The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the UK's National Measurement Institute, and is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available. NPL sits at the intersection between scientific discovery and real world application. Their research supports innovation in science, industry and medicine. Their scientists make real differences to people’s lives through research in fields as diverse as quantum physics, medicine and climate change.
14.00 – 14.30 Synopsys

Synopsys technology is at the heart of innovations that are changing the way we live and work. The Internet of Things. Autonomous cars. Wearables. Smart medical devices. Secure financial services. Machine learning and computer vision. These breakthroughs are ushering in the era of Smart, Secure Everything―where devices are getting smarter, everything’s connected, and everything must be secure.

Powering this new era of technology are advanced silicon chips, which are made even smarter by the remarkable software that drives them. Synopsys is at the forefront of Smart, Secure Everything with the world’s most advanced tools for silicon chip design, verification, IP integration, and application security testing.
14.30 – 15.00 Met Office The Met Office carries out a broad range of research which underpins all their products and services. From weather and ocean forecasting to climate prediction, their research and development team are at the forefront of scientific research.
15.00 – 16.00 Afternoon coffee & networking/manned stands for student enquiries