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Making Waves

Acoustic engineers make gigs, concerts and speeches sound great. Arthur Lewis-Nunes works with architects to help make sure people get a good experience of sound in new buildings through good design.…

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On A Mission

Hanna Sykulska-Lawrence engineer and space scientist…

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Making Movie Magic

Eugenie von Tunzelmann has a background in engineering and computer science. She makes ground-breaking visual effects at Double Negative.…

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The Ultimate Trip

Think of the most exotic trip you can...India? Thailand? Maybe South America? What about outer space? Well, Pamela Melroy has been there, and now she's back to tell us all about it.…

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Making communication easier

Samantha works with technology to make communication easier for those who might find it difficult.…

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Farming the wind

Georgia Grace works offshore on the Race Bank wind farm near the Lincolnshire coast…

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Helping those impacted by conflict

Choung Kyu Ryu from the Red Cross is on a mission to help people recover from disasters.…

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Making a pitch

Sean is building new hi-tech artificial football pitches that can be used all year round.…

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Chewing safely

Sarah Cain from Wrigley Company is an Engineer on a Mission to help people access safe food.…

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Keeping you safe at home

Simon Crowther from Flood Protection Solutions is an Engineer on a Mission to help people stay safe in the home.…

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Building transport links

Oliver Jefferies from Mott MacDonald is an Engineer on a Mission to build transport links.…

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Finding medical cures

Jemima Armstrong from GSK is an Engineer on a Mission to help find medical cures.…

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Helping people get the right air quality

Sujith Kollamthodi from Ricardo is an Engineer on a Mission to help people get the right air quality.…

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Connecting isolated rural people

Avery Bang from Bridges to Prosperity and Marion O'Dowd from Bechtel are Engineers on a Mission to help the developing world.…

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Taking the pressure

Samuel is a biomedical engineer working in the field of blood flow and blood pressure.…

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Collecting ambient energy

Philex is an electrical engineer working in ecological friendly electronics, collecting energy from thin air!…

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Rocket Woman

Vinita Marwaha Madill is a Space Operations Engineer at the European Space Agency building robotic arms for the International Space Station…

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Building a port in the storm

Maria Ferreira is a Civil Engineer at DP World London Gateway, a brand new port facility. She tells us how negotiation is a useful skill to keep things running!…

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Flying to the future

Daniel Newman is a graduate engineer at Rolls-Royce, working in a number of different jobs across the Aerospace sector.…

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A drop in the water

Lauren is a water engineer who makes sure the liquid we pour from our taps is clean and safe to drink.…

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Standing on new legs by Rishi Vegad

As an amputee engineering student Rishi Vegad acutely understands how engineering can make life better.…

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Leading the signals

Lead Signalling Power Engineer on the UK Rail network, Abdul Rehman, tells us about his varied working day and how his Electronic Engineer mother was a career inspiration.…

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The wide world of Chemical Engineering by Bhavik Mehta

Postgraduate student Bhavik Mehta explains how and why he came to study chemical engineering.…

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Making a difference by Phil Kirby

Phil Kirby is a Civil Engineer and has worked on projects not only on the computer but all around the world.…

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Engineering without borders

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

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My life in engineering by Christina Varnava

Atkins structural engineer Christina Varnava tells us about the projects she works on, what she enjoys and how she first became interested in engineering!…

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From sweet shops to stupendous ships by Will Sharpe

What do you want to be when you grow up? Graduate chemical engineer Will Sharpe tells us how his dreams have changed slightly from aged five to 25.…

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Challenging and changing perceptions by Stephanie Alexander

Stephanie talks about how she is encouraging diversity in engineering and why it is so important.…

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Ask Flood and Coastal Risk Management engineer Siu

Siu answers the top ten questions she gets about being an engineer…

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My route into food engineering at the Wrigley company by Sarah Cain

"Today was the day I re-enrolled for my 2nd year at Plymouth University… I’m starting to feel scared, but excited to be learning new engineering skills that will help me be a better engineer in the future."…

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Working in construction

Rachel Nixon tells us her four favourite things about her job.…

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Every day engineering: a day out in London by Philippa Jefferis

"Let’s get one thing straight, I am passionate about engineering – like really passionate..."…

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Engineering and chewing gum

Maria Torres works for Wrigley's - she tells us how engineering got her involved in making gum.…

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My three most answered questions about engineering...

"It’s only when people start asking me about my role that they appreciate how interesting and challenging my job is" says Network Rail engineer Louise Bungay…

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Making a world of difference

How my first eleven years in engineering helped me see the world and contribute to helping it.…

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Delivering amazing sculptures

From acrobatic elephants to Robbie Williams' giant head, James Solly tells us about how he's helped artists and creatives make some incredible structures - as well as how he got started in engineering!…

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A day in the life

A day in the life of graduate structural engineer James Rushton!…

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Adventures

"I have always known that life is about adventures." Holly tells us about her life studying and working in motorsport engineering, and the exciting and challenging times she has along the way.…

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Conor Graham on software engineering

Conor Graham talks about why he enjoys software engineering, and how you can get involved.…

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If you don’t ask you don’t get

Brittany Harris explains how there are many people out there who want to help young people get into engineering and work abroad. All you need to do is ask.…

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Dispelling 10 common myths about engineering

Abbie Hutty talks us through her top ten misconceptions about a career in engineering and the ExoMars Rover Vehicle!…

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Down the drain?

Dealing with water and drainage infrastructure, Jack Huggins is a graduate engineer at Arup in their water sector in Cardiff.…

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A big fan of wind energy!

Conor Lewis is a mechanical engineer working for Ørsted on an off-shore windfarm in Cumbria. Often at the very top!…

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Rising Star

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

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Loving Cars

Stephanie is automotive engineer who loves all things car!…

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Driven to succeed

Nazia Ali is a graduate working in the Body Engineering department at Jaguar Land Rover. She's part of the team behind the distinctive shape of their vehicles, as well as the less obvious, but equally important things that go on inside the cars!…

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A rail-y good apprenticeship

There were 1.65 billion train journeys made over the last year - that's a lot of passengers! And they all need to arrive safely and on-time, which needs a lot of engineering work behind-the-scenes.…

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Maintaining a nuclear power plant

Nuclear power stations provide a stable, low-carbon energy supply to power our homes and more. Engineering apprentice Victoria Brown explains what goes on inside the plant.…

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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 Johnstone.…

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One Direction's sound engineer

What's it like working as a globe-trotting sound engineer to the world's biggest pop band? David Martell is the man who has the answers.…

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A Sound Apprentice

We caught up with Glenn Ward from the BBC's The Apprentice, now an electronics engineer at Cadac, to see what kind of sound magic happens behind the scenes at your favourite show.…

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Mix Master Mandy

Mastering engineer Mandy Parnell puts the final touches to musicians' recordings to make them sound great, and has worked with The XX, Björk, Feist, Brian Eno and more.…

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Wave! You're on CCTV

Jennie's watching you... to help keep you safe on the roads! She's an apprentice Traffic Maintenance Engineer at Transport for London watching over London's traffic lights, signposts and junctions to keep everyone safe as they drive to work!…

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Building a sustainable future

40% of UK carbon emissions come from the built environment, and building services engineers like Sally are helping make buildings more sustainable, as well as more comfortable places to live, learn or work, looking at heating, humidity, CO² levels and more.…

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Chocs Away!

If Willy Wonka was an engineer, he might have a job like Rob Sharpley. Rob has been working to increase the amount of chocolate that his factory can produce in an energy efficient way.…

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Virtual sports

Patty Srinath works in the Digital Sports department at the Nike headquarters. She uses her engineering knowledge and her love of sports to make brand new gadgets to track and measure our fitness!…

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Crash, bang, wallop, what a job!

Kimberley is a graduate at vehicle engineering, test and development company MIRA, keeping drivers safe on the roads through crash barrier testing and more.…

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Engineering in the Army

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

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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 production Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We found out what working on a world-class theatre production involves.…

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Buildings, bridges, structures and strength

Roma Agrawal is a structural engineer working at WSP Group in London. She's won a national award and worked on one of the most attention-catching buildings in the London skyline.…

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A new track record

Structural engineers can play a crucial role in sports by building stadiums so that everyone can see the action. We spoke to Pete about his involvement with the Velodrome and other projects!…

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Engineering and disaster relief

Hurricane Haiyan caused devastation in the Philippines in 2013 - find out how Alice Bond is using her engineering skills to help the local communities.…

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Tunnel vision

Regina’s an apprentice tunnelling engineer working on London’s Crossrail. London's a busy place and it needs Europe’s largest current construction project to keep it running smoothly! Regina took us 30 metres underground to tell us more.…

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Cricket, wickets, maths and physics

Dr David James is a sports engineer and course leader for the Sports Engineering MSc at Sheffield Hallam University. Read about how he helps big sports companies, sports governing bodies and professional teams in their quest for cutting-edge sports equipment.…

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Green means GO!

10 million car journeys, half a million cycle rides and six million bus trips every day - Kamlah tells us about the challenges of traffic control engineering for London!…

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Clean manufacturing

How can engineers make some of our most popular products in an efficient, sustainable and environmentally-friendly way as possible?…

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Marine Dreams

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

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Better buildings and environmental design

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

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Engineers save lives: earthquakes and tsunamis

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

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Making a house a home

Angela Malynn is a mechanical engineer, bringing buildings to life so we can live and work in them - from offices to train stations to swimming pools…

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

Zavier is an apprentice working on transforming the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium where TeamGB, Mo Farah, Usain Bolt and many other athletes won medals during the London 2012 Olympics.…

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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 famous British boot brand Dr. Martens.…

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Charged up

Cars and road vehicles are responsible for almost a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. Steve Large hopes to make a dent in this figure working as an engineer to create electric car charging points.…

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Ice ice baby

Chris has an ice cool engineering job making ice creams in Naples, in Italy - the home of modern ice cream. He helps make the swirling Cornetto patterns on a large scale for people in parks the world over.…

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McClaren Mean Machines

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Like X-rays for machines

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

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The buzz of the chase

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

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From bicycle spokes to engine cogs

Richard Kirkland got into engineering through his love of tinkering with mountain bikes, motorbikes and restoring cars. He got into his current role as an Electrical Maintenance Engineer through an apprentice with a well-known international car manufacturer.…

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Good vibrations

From the Arctic Monkeys to Ed Sheeran and the Manic Street Preachers, Guy Massey is the sound engineer recording some of the best in the business.…

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Serving up tennis technology

James works as a sports engineer at the International Tennis Federation in south-west London. He helps to keep a balance between tradition and technology in this forward-thinking sport, covering balls, rackets, court surfaces and footwear. We took a trip down to their testing lab to find out more.…

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The road to success

Philippa's a civil engineering graduate. She works at Amey and uses technology to help keep us safe and well-informed as we travel around the country's roads.…

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Engineering projects in Africa

Engineers like Drew work in developing countries, helping generate local electricity, creating access to clean water, developing basic transport and more. Find out how Drew uses his knowledge and practical engineering skills to bring power to the people of a remote village in Malawi……

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Carbon Counting

Jaz uses her mechanical engineering skills to find out where supermarkets, retailers and businesses can make changes to become more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.…

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Fighting fire with fire

Rory Hadden investigates how fires ignite, spread and how they can be extinguished. This research is then used to save lives by creating safer buildings for us to live and work in.…

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Fast-track engineering

Ian Rawlings has to use all his engineering experience to keep trains moving on the London Underground as well as updating the trains, tracks and signalling systems at the same time - a difficult, important and rewarding job!…

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Rendering movie magic

Lucy is a London-based visual effects artist who helps bring the biggest Hollywood films to the silver screen at VFX House, Double Negative.…

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Going loco for cocoa

Engineers working in a chocolate factory, like Aoibheann Hurley, design, assemble and improve production lines to make great chocolate on a large scale.…

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Licence to drive

After finishing school, Josh Brough decided he wanted to earn and learn at the same time. He took an apprenticeship with Siemens and now works on the electronic and electrical devices that help drive rollercoasters!…

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Rollercoaster engineering at Thorpe Park

Up, down and round and round - all at stomach churning speed! Ex-apprentice Ainsley keeps the rollercoasters smooth, safe (and scary) at Thorpe Park...…

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Walk this way

Walking, running and moving are things that most people can luckily take for granted much of the time. But, if you have an injury or disability this can make these activities more difficult. This is where rehabilitation engineering comes in. Everybody is different and engineers like Louise help design equipment that will work for a particular person.…

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Patrolling for petroleum

We use energy for electricity and fuel every day and Hani Baluch helps power all our energy needs. Hani Baluch works out in the field as a graduate petroleum engineer for BP, putting safety procedures into place to maximise oil and gas production from wells.…

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Oil, gas and deep-sea discovery

Engineers like Yasmin Ali work out how to get oil and gas from deep out of the ground, often from challenging locations like the middle of the sea.…

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All ears

Eloise is responsible for things that go bump on the radio, or bark, or crash! As a sound engineer she uses the latest recording technology to make radio drama sound realistic!…

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A Thames tide-y up

Sue and her team are helping to build an enormous new tunnel under London to divert the 39 tonnes of sewage that currently flow into the River Thames every year.…

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Behind the music

Behind every great gig or festival like Glastonbury, there are people working to make sure the audience hear the band in the best possible way. Some of these people are called live sound engineers.…

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Fresh air

Adil Kadar is a chemical engineer whose challenge at work is to help keep people smelling fresh across the whole world - not an easy task!…

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Hair-raising chemicals

Jasmine Mucenieks takes new chemical formulations for hair care products fresh from the lab and works out the best way to produce these on a large scale. This is to make new products ready for the mass-market, so you can buy them from a shop near you!…

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