Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked John Harding from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:


John Harding

Mechanical Engineer


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To be an engineer, a person must firstly have a degree. Having an interest in what you are working at is always half the battle. Being technically minded is also a great benefit.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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This is a follow on option from LM124 Mathematical Sciences (Common Entry) or LM125 Physics (Common Entry)

This course seeks to provide a genuine mixture of the two subject areas of Mathematics and Physics. In addition to developing core and advanced mathematical skills, learners will be provided with training in fundamental physics, spanning mechanics to quantum mechanics, and in state-of-the-art applications of physics, such as nanotechnology.

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