Engineering Fair 2021

#UofGCareers 
Wednesday 20 October, 1100 - 1500, Online 

The Engineering Fair brings an exciting line-up of panel sessions and talks with key industry experts and alumni.  
 
You can also visit the virtual fair for job vacancies, gather information and research the different types of opportunities available to you.  

Book now and reserve your place at the fair.

  • meet friends at the virtual Student Lounge and plan your visit
  • grab the virtual elevator and listen to panel sessions and talks in key Engineering areas
  • visit the virtual fair and chat to employers
  • grab the virtual elevator and attend a CV & Cover Letters Masterclass

This event will be hosted on Remo, check it out 

We will guide you through your virtual experience, to ensure you get the most out of your visit. Book now and reserve your place at the fair. You will be sent joining instructions and links via email the day before the fair, once you have booked.

 

Engineering Fair 2021

Exhibitors, 1100 - 1500

Engineering & Technology Fair, 1100 - 1500

Meet recruiters keen to meet you and talk about their organisation and vacancies.

EXHIBITOR LIST
(updated 15/10/21)

  • AquaQ Analytics - Floor 2
  • Arup - Floor 1
  • Curtins - Floor 2
  • Frazer-Nash Consultancy - Floor 1
  • MathWorksPA Consulting Group - Floor 1
  • Mondelez International - Floor 2
  • Multiplex - Floor 1
  • PA Consulting Group - Floor 1
  • Rolls-Royce - Floor 2
  • Ross-Shire Engineering - Floor 1
  • SSE plc - Floor 1
  • University of Glasgow Postgraduate Study and Research - Floor 2

(New exhibitors will be added right up to the event)


Live Talks, 1100, 1215, 1300, 1400

Masterclass in CV & Cover Letters, 1100-1200

Join a Careers Manager and learn how to prepare CV and Cover Letters.

This event will take place on REMO.

Register to take part! Further details will be emailed to you 1 day before the event.

 

Explore a Career in Sustainable Construction, 1215-1245

This discussion will explore the changing landscape of construction. There is a demand for the design, build, and maintenance of buildings to be achieved using sustainable resources and low impact process. Now more than ever, we need to understand the skills and requirements to lead change in these areas to reduce the environmental impact of our new constructions. We have invited the Construction Director of James McCune Smith Learning Hub to chat with you about his involvement in creating this incredible building and the importance of sustainable construction in building a better future. The guest speaker for this talk will be:

Fergus Shaw, Construction Director, Multiplex.

With over 30 years of experience in the Construction Industry, Fergus has progressed his career from Site Engineer during his time with Wimpey Construction, to Construction Director with Multiplex. During that period, he has seen significant changes within the industry in respect of Health and Safety, Quality, Sustainability and Social Value which have improved the output and image of the Industry. He has worked on several projects including the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and University of Glasgow. He sees his role within construction to deliver projects which contribute to wider society, and ensure that the Industry recognises and adapts to the greater demands placed upon it by the current Social and Environmental challenges.

Register to take part! Further details will be emailed to you 1 day before the event.

 

Explore a Career in the Hydrogen Economy, 1300-1345

A booming, UK-wide hydrogen economy could create over 9,000 high-quality jobs by 2030. By 2030, hydrogen could play an important role in decarbonising polluting, energy-intensive industries like power and heavy transport like shipping, HGV lorries and buses, by helping these sectors move away from fossil fuels. We chat to Ian Warr, Director of Engineering at First Bus and Barry Carruthers, Hydrogen Director at Scottish Power, to see how the creation of clean hydrogen energy is fuelling Scottish buses all over Scotland. The guest speakers for this talk will be:

Barry Carruthers, Hydrogen Director at Scottish Power

Barry directs ScottishPower’s activities in hydrogen across the UK and Ireland, as part of a global Hydrogen Division within the Iberdrola Group. This focuses on the production of green hydrogen as a complementary method of decarbonisation, alongside electrification solutions.

Barry graduated from University of Glasgow in 2003 with a 1st Class BEng Hons in Avionics – winning the Royal Aeronautical Society Prize - followed by postgraduate research in autonomous flight control and algorithms for unmanned air vehicles.

Ian Warr, Director of Engineering at First Bus

Ian Warr joined First Bus initially as Business Development Director before taking up the post of Divisional Engineering Director in 2017.

Prior to joining First Bus, Ian was Regional Engineering Director for Arriva in London operating a fleet in excess of 2,000 buses. Ian’s career started as a Royal Air Force engineer and has included working with ComfortDelGro in many of its operations at home and abroad in Ireland, London and Australia.

Register to take part! Further details will be emailed to you 1 day before the event.

 

Explore a Career in Aerospace, 1400-1430

A career in Aerospace can lead you to designing, building or repairing a variety of aviation equipment from aeroplanes or helicopters to propulsion systems including engines to spacecraft or satellites. The guest speaker for this talk will be:

Geoff Grier, Aerospace Senior Manager, Airbus

Geoff Grier, an alumnus of the University of Glasgow, graduated in 1996 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and is now Head of Quality for Airbus Commercial Aircraft in Singapore.

Geoff will be joining us live from Singapore to talk about his career in aviation since leaving the University of Glasgow where he has worked for Rolls-Royce and their joint ventures in aero engine maintenance and latterly with Airbus in aircraft maintenance services. Geoff’s career started in Scotland but has also included periods working in the USA and for the last 8 years he has been based in Singapore and has covered a wide variety of different aircraft from the BAE Jetstream 41 turboprop through to the mammoth Airbus A380.

Register to take part! Further details will be emailed to you 1 day before the event.

 


The Big Brave with Carol Ofafa, Electrical and Electronic Engineer, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company, 1500-1600

The Big Brave

Are you looking for career inspiration or hoping to build your confidence before you start applying for jobs? Well, we have invited alumnus Electrical and Electronic Engineer, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company, Carol Ofafa to chat honestly about her career and help inspire you.

Find Your Career Inspiration

Q&A with Carol Ofafa, Electrical and Electronic Engineer, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company

Time: 1500 - 1600

Introducing Electrical and Electronic Engineer, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company, Carol Ofafa

Carol is an Electrical Engineer, Energy Expert, Gender Equality Advocate, Speaker and Writer.

She is an electricity infrastructure development expert with over 6 years of experience in design, construction supervision, operation and maintenance of high voltage electricity infrastructure.

She is the CEO and Co-Founder of E-Safiri, a Greentech start-up developing charging infrastructure for electric 2 & 3 wheelers. The company aims to transform the lives of women through the transition to sustainable transport. E-Safiri was one of the 10 companies selected for the Standard Chartered WIT programme in 2021.

Carol is also an Electrical and Electronic Engineer at the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO). Carol works as a Project Supervisor at the HVDC convertor station under the Ethiopia-Kenya East Africa Power interconnector project. She is part of the project appraisal team for procurement of transaction advisory for Private Public Partnership (PPP) projects. She was awarded the Head of State Commendation by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta in December 2020 for her work at KETRACO and mentorship of women in energy.

Carol is an alumnus of the University of Glasgow, graduating in 2018 with her MSc and she is also one of our World Changing Alumni Award finalists. We look forward to chatting with Carol to learn more about her career journey to KETCO and her motivation to study in Glasgow. We will chat with Carol about her career and explore topics such as resilience, confidence, and imposter syndrome.

This event is open to any UofG student and is your opportunity to hear about different career paths in a comfortable and casual environment. All you need to do is log in from home, prepare your questions and get ready to have an interesting conversation with our brave speaker.

Register to take part! Further details will be emailed to you 1 day before the event.

#UofGCareers

#TheBigBrave

This event is open to any UofG student and is your opportunity to hear about different career paths in a comfortable and casual environment. All you need to do is log in from home, prepare your questions and get ready to have an interesting conversation with our brave speaker.


Student Guidelines

Student Guidelines - Attending a UofG Careers Fair

Find out how to get set-up and readyt for the online fair.

1. You will need to register on Remo

Before the event, you will need to register on Remo for the Engineering Fair.

Click, 'Save me a spot' then go to 'log in with University of Glasgow' using your GUID. You must use your student email address.

 

 

2. Now to set up your profile

Please click on your initials located in the top right-hand corner in the circle. Click on 'My profile' then 'Edit profile'.

  • In the 'headline' field add student
  • In the 'company' field, add UofG
  • Please ignore any fields that are not applicable

3. Before attending the event

Make sure you get your computer ready for the event.

  • Remo works on desktops and laptops
  • Tablets are not supported at this time and you do not get the full functionality on mobiles
  • You will need to ensure you are using the right browser and the latest version (detailed in the above link)
  • Please check your camera and microphone work too

4. What's on the fair

The fair will look very much like this, and there will be 2 floors:

Remo floorplan

At the fair you can visit the:

  • Quiet Waiting Area: Gather your thoughts in private and decide your next move
  • Student Lounge: Meet your friends, plan your visit, then join employer tables together
  • Exhibitors: Look at the 'Exhibitor List and Location' and decide who to meet and what floor they're on
  • Live Talks: Check out the 'Live Talks' programme and see what's on

You can click on the banners too, located around the event.

5. On the day

Join the event.

  • Please wait in the lobby to be admitted
  • On arrival you will be seated at random on any floor. Your camera and microphone will be switched off so no one can see/hear you initially
  • Check your screen isn't zoomed in and that you can view the whole fair. Zoom out if you can't
  • Take a look at the 'Exhibitor List and Location' banner and decide who you would like to see and what floor they are on
  • You can use the elevator on the left-hand side to locate the correct floor. It will look like this:

Remo floor guide

  • Once you decide who you would like to visit, double click on a seat and join their table
  • To join in the conversation, turn your camera and mic on. Alternatively, you can communicate via the chat facility. Discussions at your table will be in a small group environment (maximum 6 people), very similar to Zoom

We hope you have a great day! If you have any problems accessing the event, please email us.


Accessibility

We aim to ensure that people have equal access to public events. If you need alternative formats or other reasonable adjustments, please contact Simone Cilia or call 0141 330 2300 with your request by close of business Friday 15 October, so that arrangements, where possible, can be made.