Entries by Emma

Future Career Capital

When you were young, did you want to be a vet, a doctor, a teacher? A sports person, nurse, actor, singer, gamer, astronaut, zoo keeper, police officer? That list doesn’t change much over the years. Jobs like ‘professional gamer’ are new, but the list of jobs most ten year-olds today are aware of is mostly similar to the list you […]

STEM Careers: QuantuMDx handheld diagnosis devices

Recently I visited a fantastic and exciting company: QuantuMDx. Based in Newcastle, the diverse team splits their time between the office and lab, exercising a range of STEM and business skills. They’re developing a range of low cost, handheld medical devices which will diagnose a range of diseases in minutes – the world’s first handheld DNA […]

Jobs with the European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) describes itself as: Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. The organisation brings together 22 member states and wider partners from Bulgaria to the Ukraine, sharing financial resources […]

Emma: The Reece Summer School Week 1

So, after months of planning the Reece Summer School finally got underway on July 13th with 9 girls who applied from all across the North East of England. We have had a great time! When thinking about how to start the Reece Summer School, Beamish seemed the obvious choice.  The North East is jam packed with […]

Degree Apprentice Software Engineer Opportunity

Completed your Post-16 qualifications and thinking what next?  Why not consider this fantastic opportunity with the HMRC, Newcastle upon Tyne.  Under the direction of product managers, scrum masters and technical leads, you’ll work with software developer colleagues to build, develop, test and deploy digital services for our users. This diverse role means you will gain experience […]

The Young Engineer Design and Technology Competition

Northumbria University are delighted to be once again supporting the annual ‘Young Engineer Design and Technology Competition’ held at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle and organised by Hexham Rotary Club on Tuesday, 2nd July 2015. This is a fantastic opportunity for students who are submitting GCSE or GCE Design or Technology examination projects to showcase their work to judges which, has […]

Accenture: Apprenticeship Open Evening

Accenture is a multinational digital company who support businesses to develop their: Strategy, Digital, Operations, Technology and Industry. They have a range of opportunities from apprenticeships through to graduate programs, intern opportunities and summer vacation schemes.  Accenture looks after a number of projects for clients including the NHS, aerospace and finance sectors, and have even been involved with […]

Your Future with Physics

The Institute of Physics (IOP) have have recently added some great new videos to their website.  They showcase how physics graduates use and apply the skills gained whilst studying physics to their work. The skills acquired from studying physics are transferable and highly valued by employers.  According to the IOP studying physics helps you to develop: Analytical skills Problem solving […]

The Satellite Sector

The UK space sector currently supports 95,000 full-time jobs – and is growing. Space in the UK contributes an impressive £11.3 billion to the UK economy each year and has been growing at an average of 7.2% over the last 2 years. (from Shaping the future of the UK space sector – UK Government) By 2030 […]

Future Opportunities: Atom Bank creating new jobs

Atom Bank is a new company which hopes to open as a bank in October 2015, and aims to employ 450 employees over the next five years. Located in Durham, Atom Bank describes itself as “designed for digital” and wants to offer the customer a new, innovative experience in banking, for those who engage with new […]