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Physics Careers Case Studies

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Physics Careers Case Studies

Physics work experience is a stepping stone to your future, it provides the opportunity to try out roles and develop skills in the workplace. The White Rose Industrial Physics Academy can help you gain experience and knowledge through placements, internships and research projects.

There are a number of ways to browse our library of case studies; either select the type of work experience you are interested in eg. Summer Internship, Year in Industry or Industrial Research Project and then filter by skills or sector to find a variety of case studies to inspire you. You can also leave the filters unselected and discover the wealth of roles which are available to you, across a range of sectors.

If you are looking into possible jobs for when you finish your studies, we have a range of stories from recent graduates to demonstrate how you can utilise your physics skills in the working world.

Explore our case studies below.

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