William Mundon, Mathematics and Physics (2017)
Name – William Mundon
Degree – Mathematics and Physics
Graduated – 2017
Current Employment – Product Engineer: Space Imaging at Teledyne E2V
What are the main responsibilities of your job?
My main responsibilities involve: ensuring products are moving through production as according to schedule and if not, why is this? Communicating with the customers to keep them updated with their products. Acquiring reliable and consistent data with experiments and tests to ensure that equipment is operating appropriately. Quality checking products to ensure that what we are giving customers is good.
Which skills are important for your job?
It's important to make sure that you are organised and methodical. We must stick to deadlines as best we can and it's likely that you'll be managing work from multiple projects at a time, so you need to make sure you keep your efforts are balanced. It's also useful to have a logical approach to tasks as you don't want to commit to something that you can't deliver on and you want to be able to ensure that tasks that you do take on, can be carried out efficiently.
What are the highlights of the job?
I find that the main highlight of my job is the involvement; the more you put into something, the more you get out of it. As I joined up into the job, I wasn't given any sort of graduate training so most of my learning came down to my own efforts which has meant that I've learnt a lot about the people I work with and what they do plus the physics behind what purpose each machine has at my own discretion so I've been able to branch more down the routes that I want to.
How did you find your job?
I found my job by looking online into various job search websites by using key words like mathematics, physics, engineer, nuclear, MSc. With this as the basis of my search, I kept a diary of all the jobs that I had applied for on which websites and aimed to apply for 6 different jobs every day so I could monitor any new postings with ease.
Does your employer have a graduate recruitment scheme?
No, but applications from graduates are always welcome and there are many openings for graduates with a physics background. Current vacancies are advertised on the Teledyne careers web site - https://intcareers-teledyne.icims.com