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Our mission is to help you transform your hard won physics expertise into career success. This can be through helping you access physics work experience opportunities, connecting with employers and tailored careers support.

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Latest News & Events

9th Annual Physics Industry Recruitment and Placement Fair

We’re pleased to announce that the Annual Physics Industry Recruitment and Placement Fair is back for it’s ninth year and is taking place in person for 2022 at the University of Leeds! Mark your diary and save the date for Wednesday 19th October, 11am – 4pm. If you are an employer looking to meet with the brightest physics talent in the North? Then go to the WRIPA fair page to register and secure your spot.

Scientific Research Opportunities

Looking for a scientific research placement? We’ve developed a new page which lists the opportunities available at relevant public research organisations across the country and provides information about the types of roles and research you can get involved with.

New Year in Industry Case Study

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We’ve recently been adding new stories to the Physics Careers Case Studies tool. Hear from Sam Holt about his Year in Industry at Rolls-Royce, learn about the application process involved, his role within the company and where he is now.

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.

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.

WRIPA has put on trips, talks, fairs and many other events that have helped massively into me now being on the NHS STP for medical physics. I came to university not knowing what I wanted to do with my physics degree and now with the help of WRIPA I'm leaving university with my dream job.

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Student Advisors

If you are looking for tailored support, our team of Student Advisors will help you with any career related questions. Please contact the relevant advisor for your university.

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Dr Samantha Pugh

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Mark Felgate