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NanoKTN Helps Graduate Secure Job

NanoKTN Helps Graduate Secure Job

Apr 08 2012 Read 1215 Times

NanoKTN has announced details of a successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Cardiff University and European Thermodynamics. Mark Robbins, member of the NanoKTN and KTP associate for the project, believes it is the support and advice offered by the NanoKTN that led to him securing the KTP research post and encourages others looking for jobs to become a NanoKTN member.

Twenty-three year old Mark graduated from the University of Leeds in December 2011 with a BSc in Physics and a Masters in Nanomaterials for Nanoengineering. Like many other graduates, when Mark finished University he found that organisations weren’t recruiting.

After speaking to a number of companies to no avail, someone recommended that he speak to the NanoKTN and on the advice of NanoKTN Theme Manager Martin Kemp, he became a member.

“The NanoKTN’s website was hugely informative and it was through the website that I learnt about an event where I first met Alec Reader, Director at the NanoKTN. Alec was very helpful and he pointed me in the right direction whilst offering invaluable advice about the job market. He also personally introduced me to a number of companies and educated me about KTPs and the benefits they offer to graduates like myself,” says Mark Robbins.

It was through the NanoKTN’s website that Robbins heard about a position with Cardiff University as a KTP Associate, managing a high-profile project aimed at establishing processes and facilities for the assembly of thermoelectric modules. Robbins is now completing his first month in this job.


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