Job Title: Project Engineer
Why I chose Electronics as a career
I first got into electronics when I was making an electronic dice at school. At that stage I didn’t understand what the different components did, or how they worked together to create a working circuit, but I knew that I wanted to find out. This prompted me to take Electronics through to GCSE and A-level and then study Electronic Engineering with Music Technology Systems at the University of York.
Working at Plextek
As a consultancy business, the work that we do is interesting and varied with every new project bringing a new set of challenges, so the work never gets boring. This means that there is always a chance to learn new skills, and the supportive environment means that there are always people willing to help when you need it.
Why I chose Plextek
I was keen to find a company where I could get more experience with electronic hardware rather than software. I enjoyed learning about communications engineering at university and so a company with such experience with radio systems as Plextek seemed perfect for me to broaden my knowledge further in this area of electronics. Also, as a smaller company I felt that this would give me more of a chance to get a broader range of experiences rather than just focusing on more specific tasks – and this certainly turned out to be the case!
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We’re living in exciting times, with electronics at the heart of our dynamic and globalised society. Progress in this field is so steep that I believe by the time I graduate, careers which do not even exist today will become available to us.