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Connect with Employers

The WRIPA team connects you with employers throughout the year to discover more about the roles in physics available. We organise the only annual physics-focused recruitment fair for undergraduates in the country, providing the opportunity for you to meet with potential employers. Also we co-ordinate workplace visits and talks from companies and university physics alumni who are now working in technical sectors.

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Careers Fair

WRIPA, Physics, careers, York University, Ron Cook Hub,

We organise the annual Physics Industry Recruitment and Placement Fair, which is the largest physics-focused careers event in the UK.  Attendance at the fair is the best way to meet employers and explore career opportunities and roles in Physics in sectors from aerospace engineering and nuclear energy to scientific consultancy and software development.

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Workplace Visits

We organise regular visits to the workplaces of regional companies. These trips give you great insight into working styles in a range of different sectors, and are ideal opportunities to meet local employers and find roles in Physics.

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Employer Talks

We regularly invite companies to your physics department to talk about their work. These 30-minute sessions are an ideal way to get a quick overview of careers within a certain sector and roles in Physics.

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Networking Events

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We work together with a range of companies to set up drop-in sessions, coffee mornings and group workshops. At these events you can ask questions about any aspect of a firm’s work in an informal and relaxed environment.

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Scientific Research Opportunities

Are you looking for a scientific research placement? Find out about the opportunities available at research institutes across the country.

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