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White Rose Industrial Physics Academy

We organise physics careers collaborations between companies and physics students

Many highly qualified physics graduates turn away from a physics careers in a technical industry because they don’t know what it has to offer. At the White Rose Industrial Physics Academy, our mission is to bring students and businesses together to foster innovation and retain talent within Yorkshire, Humberside and the East Midlands. We organise physics work experience, workshops and conferences throughout the year. So whether you’re a physics fresher or CEO of a FTSE 100 company, see what we can do for you today!

Many highly qualified physics graduates turn away from a physics careers in a technical industry because they don’t know what it has to offer. At the White Rose Industrial Physics Academy, our mission is to bring students and businesses together to foster innovation and retain talent within Yorkshire, Humberside and the East Midlands. We organise physics work experience, workshops and conferences throughout the year. So whether you’re a physics fresher or CEO of a FTSE 100 company, see what we can do for you today!

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Latest News & Events

What makes career guidance effective?

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Digital career resources or a filled lecture theatre are efficient methods to deliver career guidance but are they effective? The York WRIPA Team share their different careers guidance approach in this article with ASET.

Shortlisted for Pioneering Inclusivity Initiative

WRIPA are honoured and delighted to have been shortlisted for the Pioneering Inclusivity Initiative category of the 2023 University of York Inclusive Impact Awards

Creating an inclusive physics curriculum

Catch up with the presentations and discussions from the SepNet & WRIPA workshop in July 2023

Embedding Industry in the Curriculum: Medical Physics

The York WRIPA Team has been working with Medical Physics Module co-ordinator Dr Mikhail Bashkanov in the School for Physics Engineering and Technology (PET) at the University of York to embed industry and employability into the curriculum. A record number of York physicists taking this module have secured places on the NHS Scientist Training Programme.

Student and Business Relationship Managers

Find out what our Student and Business Relationship Managers roles involve in this WRIPA Profile with Olga, the University of Nottingham’s Relationship Manager. Providing careers support and connecting students with industry.

WRIPA Fair 2023

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The 10th annual Physics Industry Recruitment and Placement Fair is taking place on 18 October 2023 at the University of Hull. A great opportunity for companies and students to meet and find out about industry opportunities. Free to attend!

New! Physics Career Podcast

In each episode of this podcast series physics graduates share their stories about the good times, the hard times, the ups and the downs of starting a career.

Employability in programme development

Director Dr Andrew Mizumori Hirst shares WRIPA’s approach, successes and reflections in this case study published by the Employability in Programme Development project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

WRIPA & SEPnet Workshop 2023

On 6 July 2023 SEPnet and WRIPA are hosting a one-day workshop looking at creating an inclusive physics curriculum. The event will explore how university physics departments can embed EDI principles across the curriculum to support equitable graduate outcomes.

Building a physics degree for the future

The world faces countless social, environmental and economic problems that require complex solutions, knowledge and expertise. Catch up with developments following Institute of Physics webinars with graduate recruiters and university physicists organised by SEPnet and WRIPA. This article considers five important questions we need to ask ourselves if we are to create the physics degree of the future.

For Students

Discover how regional companies can help you grow

Yorkshire, Humberside and the East Midlands boast hundreds of firms looking for smart, technologically savvy scientists like you. They value your problem-solving skills, your deep knowledge of maths and physics, and your computing and coding ability.

Working with these companies will give you unrivalled experience of using your hard-won knowledge to tackle important real-world problems. Let our team advise you on where to start. Take your first step on this journey of opportunity today.

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For Companies

Find out what physics students can bring to your business

Our physics students excel in numerical science subjects and have a natural aptitude for problem-solving.

They study cutting-edge research in branches of science ranging from polymer physics and semiconductor nanotechnology to biophysics and medical imaging. They are expert coders, laboratory technicians and statistical analysts.

What does this mean for you? A serious boost to your research and development at a fraction of the usual cost. A rich resource you didn’t know you had.

With our support, over 250 students have found industrial placements, summer internships and commercially focused research projects with more than 30 companies since 2014.

Thanks to their experience, these students have gone on to start careers in sectors ranging from medical physics and nuclear energy to banking and data security. The businesses who helped develop their talent have recruited many of them as graduate employees. Let their stories inspire you to begin your own.

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Research and Conferences

Our physics students excel in numerical science subjects and have a natural aptitude for problem-solving. They study cutting-edge research in branches of science ranging from polymer physics and semiconductor nanotechnology to biophysics and medical imaging.

They are expert coders, laboratory technicians and statistical analysts. What does this mean for you? A serious boost to your research and development at a fraction of the usual cost. A rich resource you didn’t know you had.

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A physic student getting careers advice at the WRIPA careers fair

Find the right expert for your question

Our diverse mix of team members bring skills and knowledge from a broad range of backgrounds. Our business engagement officers use their commercial acumen to set up valuable collaborations across northern England.

Specialist advisors help our students to identify and successfully apply for opportunities, and our team of academics share insights across many scientific fields. Explore our team profiles to find the person you need to speak to.

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