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Design and Project Engineer, Corus Process Engineering

Mark Dixon graduated with a MEng in Mechanical Engineering with Management from The University of Liverpool in 2006. Soon afterwards, in July 2006, he was lucky enough to land a job with Corus Process Engineering. He is primarily involved with design projects in the steel industry, in particular the area of continuous casting: this is a refinement of the casting process to achieve the continuous high-volume production of metal sections.

Electronic Engineer Trainee, Transport for London (TfL)

Firas Al-Tahan, 23, is a graduate electronic engineer trainee working in the directorate of traffic operations at Transport for London.

Entry-Level Scientist

Want to be a research scientist? Take a look at a typical day for an entry-level scientist for a biotech company.

Entry-Level Scientist in Biotech

What are your responsibilities? In my job, I investigate the solid form of a compound or active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) to see the way its molecules are arranged.

Plant Engineer, Janssen Cilag

Dave Henderson, 25, works as a plant engineer in a tablet and capsule production facility.

Research Scientist, AstraZeneca

Theresa Humphries, 28, is a research scientist in the Medicinal Chemistry department. She spends most of her day mixing and heating chemicals to carry out reactions that form different drugs.