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Published: 05 November 2018

Graduates help with speedy careers advice!

We were delighted to welcome Surrey graduates back to campus to offer valuable advice to mechanical engineering sciences students at a recent careers evening.

Surrey graduates who took part in the event
The Surrey graduates who took part in the careers event

Eleven alumni from mechanical engineering sciences and civil and electronic engineering, representing seven companies, took part in a speed-dating style Q and A, followed by general networking, on the oil and gas/offshore engineering industry.

Students gained an insight into areas and careers they had not previously thought about, as well as discussing application processes and what companies are looking for. It was also an opportunity for businesses to talk to potential graduates and Professional Training applicants.

Event organiser Dr Nicole Rockliff, Principal Teaching Fellow, said: “It was really useful to have alumni, knowing the background of the students here at Surrey, involved in the event and it was great to see so many of our former students again!”

The plan is to make the evening a regular event. If you are able to offer your time to help students get on the career ladder for mechanical engineering sciences  or any other subject areas, please register your interest.

Our graduate contributors were:

  • Gonzalo Delmonte Vila (DNV- GL, Aerospace MEng 2015)
  • Mark Hayward (DNV-GL, Mechanical MEng 2001)
  • Nour Badenjki (Subsea7, Civil MEng 2018)
  • Mirvais Rustame (Subsea 7, Mechanical MEng 2013 )
  • Danielle Benoist (Intecsea, Civil MEng 2014)
  • Anton Burt (BHGE, Mechanical BEng 2011)
  • Thibaut Rawlings (Intecsea, Aerospace MEng 2017)
  • Dr Andrew Smith (BHGE, EEE PhD 2006)
  • Glen Jewell (Frazer Nash, Mechanical MEng 2005)
  • Dr Nicole Rockliff (MES organiser )
  • Richard Wood (Petrofac, BSc Engineering  with Business Management 1983)
  • Tom Brown (2H Offshore, Mechanical MEng 2011).