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White Rose Industrial Physics Academy

We organise collaborations between companies and physics students

Many highly qualified physics graduates turn away from a career 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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Many highly qualified physics graduates turn away from a career 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

Resilience and Wellbeing Guide

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The Institute of Physics (IOP) and WRIPA have collaborated to produce this Introductory guide to resilience and wellbeing for undergraduate physics students. This short guide contains information to help students develop and maintain their resilience and wellbeing. It will support them to deal with setbacks, embrace change and make the most of their time at university.

WRIPA Recruitment and Placement Virtual Fair 2021

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Great news! Mark your diary and save the date for the #WRIPAfair2021. Taking place Wednesday 13th October, 1 – 4pm. Are you an employer looking to meet with the brightest physics talent in the North? Then go to the WRIPA fair to register and secure your spot.

WRIPA Article in the Phoenix Journal

Read WRIPA Director Andrew Hirst’s article titled ‘Digital Careers Planning for Physicists’ which features in the latest edition of the Phoenix journal produced by AGCAS.

The article outlines WRIPA’s digital approach to improving the employability outcomes of physics graduates.

 

Opportunities in the Space Sector

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Looking for a graduate role? Explore the wealth of global job opportunities available in the space sector via Space Individuals check out the current vacancies here;

Living Autism Workshops

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Thank you to Living Autism who we’ve worked with over the past month to run employability workshops for physics students from the University of York. The sessions were hosted by Manar Matusiak, MD at Living Autism and Dr Jonathan Vincent, from York St John University. The workshops helped students to identify and match their strengths to the expectations of employers.

Blog post from Olga Fernholz

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Check out this blog from WRIPA’s Olga Fernholz at the University of Nottingham where she discusses the aims of the WRIPA project and the interventions involved.

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.

For Companies
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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.

For Students
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Explore examples of previous collaborations

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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Find the right expert for your question

Our diverse mix of team members bring skills and knowledge from a broad range of backgrounds. Our five 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, whilst our team of academics shares insight across many scientific fields. Explore our team profiles to find the person you need to speak to.

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