Alumni profiles

Studying Aerospace at Sheffield opens up a range of career possibilities, in engineering but also in finance, computing or starting a business.

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I particularly enjoyed the individual project in the final year

Craig Locke Aerospace Engineering MEng

Craig is an MEng graduate now working on Caterpillar Inc., who also sits on our industrial advisory board.

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This course helped prepare me for work in industry

Mina Zakher Aerospace Engineering MEng with a Year in Industry

Mina joined the R&D graduate scheme at Nissan, and now works on projects to ensure vehicles meet their safety targets.

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One of my course projects helped me start my company

Matt Barett Aerospace Engineering MEng

After taking a module where he was tasked with designing a product to help people with arthritis, Matt was awarded a grant to start a company which helps people with limited dexterity.

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The University's strong industry links make Sheffield a great place to study

Salma Dwikartika Aerospace Engineering MEng with a Year in Industry

Salma's Industrial Training Programme was particularly useful in preparing her for industry; she now works as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer at Safran Landing Systems.

Meg stood by Clifton suspension bridge.

My degree helped me learn to be more organised and proactive

Meg Orloff Aerospace Engineering BEng

Meg decided a "traditional" engineering career wasn't for her; she developed a career in data assurance, and now analyses financial information for PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers).

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The facilities are excellent and the opportunities presented to you are world-class

Matthew Cooper Aerospace Engineering MEng with Year in Industry

After undertaking an 18-month industrial placement at Rolls-Royce, Matthew now works at Deloitte Forensic, where he uses data analytics to detect and prevent financial crime.

Adam Harris stood by a lagoon.

Sheffield gave me the breadth of understanding to pursue a career in the space industry

Adam Harris Aerospace Engineering MEng with a Year in Industry

Adam now works at EnerSys, previously working on projects that have flown on the International Space Station. He's dealt with a range of customers including NASA and the European Space Agency.

Josie sat in a cockpit.

My course gave me an understanding of the principles of engineering

Josie Colclough Aerospace Engineering MEng with a Year in Industry

After graduating in 2016, Josie undertook the Airbus Graduate Scheme, and was awarded Airbus Graduate of the Year in 2018.

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