Engineering in industry

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Engineering is the application of scientific knowledge to solving problems in the real world. While science (physics, chemistry, biology, etc.) allows us to gain an understanding of the World and the Universe, Engineering enables this understanding to come to life through problem solving, designing and building things. 

But what is engineering in the industries our Employer Partners work in? We asked NATS what engineering means int heir business and this is what they said:

If you’re studying a STEM subject such as Computing Science or Physics and have a passion for making things work, then engineering could be the right choice for you. Working in engineering at NATS means you will get a broad understanding of the engineering and technology involved in the Air Traffic Control industry and develop your experience, refine your skills and build your confidence. You could be involved in:

 - Gathering and analysing data to determine system requirements

- Developing work plans and estimates as they relate to systems integration work tasks and team members

- Research, evaluate and recommend systems, equipment and technologies based on project needs

- Draft technical instructions, engineering plans, technical designs and other systems integration related documents

- Liaise with various team members such as management, administration, legal and support staff on a regular basis

- Develop and conduct testing plans and procedures based upon system recommendations


These opportunities could be in any number of our technical disciplines including Systems Safety, Communications, Navigation, Surveillance and Simulators. You could be working at a radar site, at an airport or in one of our corporate offices.

 Routes of entry include apprenticeships, industrial placements and graduate positions.


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