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Where can your STEM degree take you?

Our Employer Liaison Intern Jess explores where a STEM degree can take you and how to find out more at our STEM Autumn Careers Fair…

University is all fun and games until you slowly begin to realise that you cannot live in Talybont until you’re 54, nor can you get away without ironing anything for the rest of your life. Sometime in the nearby future, you will be throwing that graduation cap into the air, whilst simultaneously being flung into the real world with similar momentum.

Luckily, the STEM Careers Fair is just around the corner and is offering the chance to meet some of the country’s best employers. Studying a STEM degree can take you down a whole multitude of avenues, and there is an exciting opportunity for everyone, whether you’re graduating next year, or you’re just looking to get some work experience through an internship.

These are some of the opportunities available to you and all of these employers will be at the STEM Careers Fair! So next time you’re cornered at a family party – get ready to impress.

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Planes, trains and automobiles

A STEM degree could take you anywhere – or could let you allow others to go anywhere, at the very least.

  • Maintain the country’s trains and tracks with Network Rail


Holding the fort

A STEM degree can also provide opportunities for exciting and fast-paced jobs within defence and security such as:

  • Britain’s nuclear defences at AWE
  • Build drones for the Government with DSTL
  • Start an exhilarating career in the Armed Forces with the Royal Air Force or the Royal Navy.


Constructing worlds

Have you wanted the opportunity to shape the world as we know it, and design, construct or maintain infrastructure essential to making lives better? Make sure to visit construction companies such as AECOM, Mott MacDonald, Skanska UK, Dawnus, Thales, Balfour Beatty and J. Murphy & Sons (just to name a few), who will be exhibiting.


Saving lives

Another fantastic opportunity available to graduates is the chance to save lives, providing essential technology and apparatus that will reduce human suffering. Pretty awesome right? Check out Magstim, Clinithink and Renishaw who will be offering advice and tips for people interested in entering into this rewarding field.


Or something you never would have thought of before…

Last but not least, remember to take the more alternative career paths you can take as a graduate – remember, pretty much every business in the world uses some elements of science, technology, engineering and maths to make their company work!

  • The Bank of Ireland need mathematicians
  • Teach First need great STEM graduates to keep the next generation inspired.
  • STEM experts are essential to L’Oréal’s hair and beauty based existence
  • Even beer brewers InBev are after graduates to help supply and maintain technology essential to their business!


The STEM Autumn Careers Fair

In all, the sky is (actually not…) the limit and the STEM Autumn Careers Fair aims to remind you that there are an extraordinary amount of possibilities for life after you graduate.

The fair provides an opportunity to meet up to 66 student and graduate employers, discover opportunities, network with recruiters and of course, bag yourself some kind of freebie.

So come on down to the Engineering Forum, School of Engineering on the 17-19 of October from 10am-2.30pm and find out what’s possible for you.


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Best wishes,

Jess, Employer Liaison Marketing Intern.


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