My degree gave me excellent communication and research skills to exceed in this role

Ed Williamson
Ed Williamson
Research Engineer, Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear
MPhys Physics with Medical Physics
After completing his physics degree, Ed joined staff on a trip to China, and soon started working as an engineer for Rolls-Royce while he completes his Engineering Doctorate.

I currently work at Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear as a Research Engineer. My role involves research and development of novel nuclear concepts. I am also part of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme with the University of Surrey. I enjoyed the research aspect of my MPhys degree and the EngD programme allows me to carry out industrially relevant research for Rolls-Royce and the wider nuclear industry.

During the summer of 2014 I gained work experience developing the second year physics laboratory at the University of Sheffield. Following graduation in 2015 I travelled to China on behalf of the University to promote physics to prospective students. This demonstrated my passion for science at an international level. After accepting my current job, I was later told that these experiences made my CV really stand out from other applicants.


The careers service at the University of Sheffield helped significantly improve my CV through proof reading and tailoring it to job specifications.

Ed Williamson

Physics with Medical Physics MPhys


My degree from the University of Sheffield provided me with excellent communication and research skills to exceed in this role. The regular oral assessments helped me gain experience in passionately promoting science and research. This is particularly applicable in my current job role as I will be travelling internationally presenting the latest research innovations in the nuclear industry.

The careers service at the University of Sheffield helped significantly improve my CV through proof reading and tailoring it to job specifications. With their help I received offers for multiple jobs within weeks of returning from my post-graduation trip to China. The student experience and internal job opportunities definitely set the University of Sheffield apart from other Universities.

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