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Engineering - the golden ticket to a great career

Engineering - the golden ticket to a great career

As an automation engineer, Ben Phillips gets to go behind the factory gates of West End musical prod…

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Loving cars

Loving cars

Stephanie is automotive engineer who loves all things car!

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Snacks need Research and Development too

Snacks need Research and Development too

Suzanne Davies is, at only 22 years old, a Senior R&D Technician at one of PepsiCo’s global R&am…

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Forward thinking foot fashion

Forward thinking foot fashion

We put ourselves in Asha's shoes, to find out what it's like to be a footwear production engineer at…

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Waving the flag for renewable energy

Waving the flag for renewable energy

The UK has fantastic natural coastal resources to make renewable energy that doesn't use up fossil f…

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Putting in the groundwork

Putting in the groundwork

Without geo-engineers like James we might stumble across poisonous chemicals from old factories near…

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Wave! You're on CCTV...

Wave! You're on CCTV...

Jennie's watching you... to help keep you safe on the roads! She's an apprentice Traffic Maintenance…

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Serving up tennis technology

Serving up tennis technology

James works as a sports engineer down at the International Tennis Federation in south-west London. H…

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Found in translation

Found in translation

Mairead Kelly is an electronics engineer working on the micro-chips inside your mobile phones and MP…

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Charged up

Charged up

Cars and road vehicles are responsible for almost a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK in…

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Maintaining a nuclear power plant

Maintaining a nuclear power plant

Nuclear power stations provide a stable, low-carbon energy supply to power our homes and more. Engin…

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Crash, bang, wallop, what a job!

Crash, bang, wallop, what a job!

Kimberley is a graduate at vehicle engineering, test and development company MIRA, keeping drivers s…

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Virtual sports

Virtual sports

Patty Srinath works in the Digital Sports department at the Nike headquarters. She uses her engineer…

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Engineering and disaster relief

Engineering and disaster relief

Hurricane Haiyan caused devastation in the Philippines in 2013 - find out how Alice is using her eng…

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Clean manufacturing

Clean manufacturing

How can engineers make some of our most popular products in an efficient, sustainable and environmen…

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Cricket, wickets, maths and physics

Cricket, wickets, maths and physics

Dr David James is a sports engineer and course leader for the Sports Engineering MSc at Sheffield Ha…

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Mix Master Mandy

Mix Master Mandy

Mastering engineer Mandy Parnell puts the final touches to musicians' recordings to make them sound …

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Engineering without borders

Engineering without borders

STEM ambassador Ayisha is keen to highlight that there is a place for women in the engineering secto…

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Making a house a home

Making a house a home

Angela Malynn is a mechanical engineer, bringing buildings to life so we can live and work in them -…

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The road to success

The road to success

Philippa's a civil engineering graduate with a passion for boats. She works at Amey and uses technol…

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All ears

All ears

Eloise is responsible for things that go bump on the radio, or bark, or crash! As a sound engineer s…

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Get set for jet-set engineering

Get set for jet-set engineering

If you’re flying high across the sky to get to your destination, it’s thanks to engineers like Craig…

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Engineering projects in Africa

Engineering projects in Africa

Engineers like Drew work in developing countries, helping generate local electricity, creating acces…

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A big fan of wind energy!

A big fan of wind energy!

Conor Lewis is a mechanical engineer working for DONG Energy on an off-shore windfarm in Cumbria. Of…

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Rising star

Rising star

Kaifer is a 25 year old engineering apprentice enrolled in an advanced multi-skilled apprenticeship …

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A new track record

A new track record

Structural engineers can play a crucial role in sports by building stadiums so that everyone can see…

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Driven to succeed

Driven to succeed

Nazia Ali is a graduate working in the Body Engineering department at Jaguar Land Rover. She's part …

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Licence to Drive

Licence to Drive

After finishing school, Josh Brough decided he wanted to earn and learn at the same time. He took an…

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Engineering in the Army - the Royal Engineers

Engineering in the Army - the Royal Engineers

Engineers work for the British Army - what do they do? Major Matt Smith tells us...

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On your marks... get set... GO!

On your marks... get set... GO!

Zavier is an apprentice working on transforming the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium where TeamG…

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Patrolling for petroleum

Patrolling for petroleum

We use energy for electricity and fuel every day and Hani Baluch helps power all our energy needs. H…

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Carbon counting

Carbon counting

Jaz uses her mechanical engineering skills to find out where supermarkets, retailers and businesses …

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Marine dreams

Marine dreams

About 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and engineers like Martin Chan help to create …

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Engineers save lives: earthquakes and tsunamis

Engineers save lives: earthquakes and tsunamis

We spoke to Joshua Macabuag, earthquake and tsunami researcher, and search and rescue volunteer engi…

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From bicycle spokes to engine cogs

From bicycle spokes to engine cogs

Richard Kirkland got into engineering through his love of tinkering with mountain bikes, motorbikes …

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The buzz of the chase

The buzz of the chase

Whether she’s chasing radio pirates or helping aeroplanes to land safely, no two days are the same f…

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Tunnel vision

Tunnel vision

Regina’s an apprentice tunnelling engineer working on London’s Crossrail. London's a busy place and …

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Better buildings and environmental design

Better buildings and environmental design

Design engineer Lee sees engineering as a combination of science and art - find out why...

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A rail-y good apprenticeship

A rail-y good apprenticeship

There were 1.65 billion train journeys made over the last year - that's a lot of passengers! And the…

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Walk this way

Walk this way

Walking, running and moving are things that most people can luckily take for granted much of the tim…

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Making movie magic

Making movie magic

Lucy is a London-based visual effects artist who helps bring the biggest Hollywood films to the silv…

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Going loco for cocoa

Going loco for cocoa

Engineers working in a chocolate factory, like Aoibheann Hurley, design, assemble and improve produc…

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Green means GO!

Green means GO!

10 million car journeys, half a million cycle rides and six million bus trips every day - Kamlah tel…

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Fast-track engineering

Fast-track engineering

London's underground railway is 150 years old this year and Ian Rawlings has to use all his engineer…

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Good vibrations

Good vibrations

From the Arctic Monkeys to Ed Sheeran and the Manic Street Preachers, Guy Massey is the sound engine…

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Like X-rays for machines

Like X-rays for machines

If you’re engineering parts for planes, trains or nuclear plants, how do you measure how well they’r…

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Learning to fly

Learning to fly

Rolls-Royce Professional Excellence graduate recruit Roald Stephens talks about his interest in aero…

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Emissions, engine improvement and alternative ideas

Emissions, engine improvement and alternative ideas

Lorena is an engineer at Cummins, an international engine manufacturing and power-generation company…

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McLaren mean machines

McLaren mean machines

Chris Gosling joined McLaren's graduate programme four years ago and now has a big input on the engi…

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Rollercoaster engineering at Thorpe Park

Rollercoaster engineering at Thorpe Park

Up, down and round and round - all at stomach churning speed! Ex-apprentice Ainsley keeps the roller…

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A sound apprenticeship

A sound apprenticeship

From The Rolling Stones to The Lion King, Cadac have been involved with producing sound desks for th…

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Sustainable water systems

Sustainable water systems

Tamara Mustafa designs sustainable water systems for recycling rainwater 

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Building a sustainable future

Building a sustainable future

40% of UK carbon emissions come from the built environment, and building services engineers like Sal…

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One Direction's sound engineer

One Direction's sound engineer

What's it like working as a globe-trotting sound engineer to the world's biggest pop band? David Mar…

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Ice ice baby

Ice ice baby

Chris has an ice cool engineering job making ice creams in Naples, in Italy - the home of modern ice…

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Buildings, bridges, structures and strength

Buildings, bridges, structures and strength

Roma Agrawal is a structural engineer working at WSP Group in London. She's won a national award and…

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Super sounds for pop production

Super sounds for pop production

Sound engineer Sam is Metropolis Studios' whizz kid behind hit albums for Rihanna, Pharrell and Palo…

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Chocs away!

Chocs away!

If Willy Wonka was an engineer, he might have a job like Rob Sharpley. Rob has been working to incre…

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Futuristic fashion

Futuristic fashion

From designing video jackets for U2 to creating a Twitter dress for Nicole Sherzinger, or clothes fo…

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Fighting fire with fire

Fighting fire with fire

Rory Hadden investigates how fires ignite, spread and how they can be extinguished. This research is…

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Crisp crunching, snack munching

Crisp crunching, snack munching

From potato to packet, Tracey is manufacturing director at PepsiCo, working out the best and most ef…

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