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Ideas for work experience for Chem. Eng, E.E. or physics?

  1. Mar 29, 2012 #1
    I'm interested in studying Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering (I'm more interested in Electronic) or Physics at university. I'm looking to get some work experience days for after my GCSEs. I have 4 days at the end of June for work experience (I also could get more through the summer but its at the school boards discretion for liability insurance)

    I'm pretty much sorted for E.E. experience as my dad works in that field and has got some contacts for HV engineering (Designing/making transformers and gen sets), the local power company and a place that designs and makes bespoke control panels. I am going to look for some where that does Electronics but at least have some places.

    Chemical engineering is a bit more difficult as theres not that many places do it locally but I'm not too worried about experience for it as my schools careers advisor said that unis pretty much don't expect many people to get experience in the field due to the insurance issues involved. I think a family friend does mechanical engineering for large pipework systems at factorys so that would be about as close as I could probably get.

    I'm really stuck for physics though as the careers advisor said that the local uni does have very many placements and that they are normally limited to a couple of places and they normally go to AS level students.

    I was wondering if anyone could suggest any business areas to look that would be relevant to physics. I was thinking on either investment banking / banking or computer science as I know people who work in both of those areas?

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  3. Mar 30, 2012 #2
    I managed to get a copy of the schools database for work experience providers but I can't find any for physics in the last 6 years. The closest I found was a contact for a research at a local astronomy research group but its not really close to where I live and my parents don't work anywhere near to it that I could get a lift.
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