Why a graduate job in engineering could be key to your future

With university drawing to an end for another crop of graduates, it is time to think about whether a graduate engineering job could be the right choice.

Tell me about yourself! How to tell your story in an interview

It’s probably the most frequently asked question in any interview, and while it’s not meant to trip you up, the pressure of the occasion can sometimes make you forget what makes you, you! 

Paul McPherson: How I Became a Design Engineer

Paul McPherson is a Junior Design Engineer at Owen Mumford who holds a BSc in Product Design. His current role includes the design of injection devices and he is a creative team player who adds value in his work through innovation and positive contribution.

Will Brexit impact your career?

Impacting the way British businesses trade, the skilled workers that enter the UK’s borders, and where the Government invests, Brexit will certainly orchestrate change over the next few years.

Six skills to take your job interview to the next level

Getting a positive response to a job application is always exciting, but for some, that excitement can quickly vanish when they’re reminded of what the second stage of the process entails: the interview.

Five skills to give your engineering CV the edge

Making your CV stand out can be a daunting task, in what is a competitive job market. Ask the following questions of your engineering CV to really make recruiters take notice.

How to resign from your job

The importance of how you submit your resignation is too often overlooked by candidates eager to start their new jobs. Just because you’re leaving a particular job doesn’t always mean that you’re leaving that industry.

Top Tech Trends for 2017

There is no doubt that the technology sector has once again brought huge innovations to the table this year. Here are 11 top technology trends that graduates entering the work place should know about and be on the lookout for in 2017:

How to get the most out of work experience or an internship

The very word ‘internship’ has a bad reputation, and can conjure up images of coffee runs, picking up dry-cleaning and other thankless tasks. But these opportunities (internships, not coffee runs) often prove to be very rewarding and the launchpad for a fruitful career.

We speak to experienced insiders who hire interns, and Amy Mcdonnell, who did a work experience placement in the media industry, to get their words of advice…

How often should I change jobs?

Without a doubt, younger workers are more likely to change jobs more often than their senior counterparts. According to reports published by CNBC, the millennial generation is the largest in today’s workforce, and the median tenure for a millennial employee is just two years, compared with seven years for a baby boomer. A 2013 survey found that 30% of companies were losing 15% or more of their millennial workers within a year.