Career Scoop: Helicopter Pilot / Instructor

In a nutshell, what do you do? I instruct students who’ve never sat in a helicopter before, taking them from ‘this is a helicopter’ to gaining their commercial licence. This takes as long as the student needs, but it’s normally around 6 months by the time you factor in weather, time for exams etc. WhyRead More »

Career Scoop: Medical Scientist (Pathology)

What’s your Job Title? Medical Scientist, in Pathology. In a nutshell, what do you do? We receive and test samples from patients, to help the medical team understand what’s going on and enable them to treat someone appropriately. Samples can be anything that is excreted (urine, faeces, sputum synovial fluid, or fluid out of aRead More »

Career Scoop: Medical Research Scientist

In a nutshell, what do you do? Study the detrimental effects of asbestos on cells and how it can cause lung cancer. We grow lung cells in a dish, add asbestos and try and measure changes in the way cells grow and how fast they die and what genes they express… After that we addRead More »

Career Scoop: Process Safety Engineer

In a nutshell, what do you do?  I assist with the design of chemical process plants to make them safer; writing specifications, investigating equipment and processes, and making sure that all hydrocarbons are contained within the process (e.g. making sure they do not escape, causing fire and explosion). I’m also on-site during construction and commissioning,Read More »

Career Scoop: Mining Engineer

In a nutshell, what do you do?  A mining engineer is to a mine what an architect is for a house, or a conductor for an orchestra.  Mining engineers design pits and roads to access the ore in 3 dimensions using sophisticated software.  We also sequence the different parts of the mine to make sureRead More »