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    I'm fairly certain that I would like to study 'Aerospace Engineering' at university, but I seem to be having a little trouble finding some work experience for this job sector, or more specifically, this particular stem of engineering.

    Rolls Royce are fully booked up until 2017, at which point it will be too late as I would have already applied for university.

    BAE systems require a teacher to register the school in order to start looking for possible placement opportunities. I've requested to my school to do this, but I will need to chase them up on this because I've heard nothing yet.

    I'm in Bath, so there aren't necessarily a lot of opportunities in my area. I'm willing to travel a bit, but don't think I will be able to stray too far.

    I haven't really managed to find anywhere so far...

    Since Engineering is largely maths and physics orientated, I have settled for doing things based around those individual subjects as opposed to engineering.

    I've gone to Maths Lectures, I will be going to Maths Summer School at Lancaster University and I've been to an Engineering & Technology Seminar.

    I have been to Air Cadets, although life took over so that didn't last long, unfortunately, and it limits what I will be able to say about it in my personal statement.

    My worry is that because I seem to be focusing too much on a single strand of what is involved in Engineering (maths), then it seems as though my interests are diverging away from Engineering itself and into a particular subject.

    Anyone have any suggestions?
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    (Original post by JaredzzC)
    I'm fairly certain that I would like to study 'Aerospace Engineering' at university, but I seem to be having a little trouble finding some work experience for this job sector, or more specifically, this particular stem of engineering.

    Rolls Royce are fully booked up until 2017, at which point it will be too late as I would have already applied for university.

    BAE systems require a teacher to register the school in order to start looking for possible placement opportunities. I've requested to my school to do this, but I will need to chase them up on this because I've heard nothing yet.

    I'm in Bath, so there aren't necessarily a lot of opportunities in my area. I'm willing to travel a bit, but don't think I will be able to stray too far.

    I haven't really managed to find anywhere so far...

    Since Engineering is largely maths and physics orientated, I have settled for doing things based around those individual subjects as opposed to engineering.

    I've gone to Maths Lectures, I will be going to Maths Summer School at Lancaster University and I've been to an Engineering & Technology Seminar.

    I have been to Air Cadets, although life took over so that didn't last long, unfortunately, and it limits what I will be able to say about it in my personal statement.

    My worry is that because I seem to be focusing too much on a single strand of what is involved in Engineering (maths), then it seems as though my interests are diverging away from Engineering itself and into a particular subject.

    Anyone have any suggestions?
    You don't have to have work experience as such. Why not see if you can arrange to visit various companies - according to this Bristol/Bath area has loads of aerospace companies (http://visitbristol.co.uk/conference...nd-engineering ) . Try looking at the companies based here: http://www.bbsp.co.uk/bristol-and-ba...-park-tenants/ or contact these guys: http://www.crossmanufacturing.com/

    There's a lot you can do outside that that would help with your application. Engineering applications will always look for evidence of successful team work/projects in your PS so getting involved in something (even completely non academic) that would give you the opportunity to do something fun and work with a group on something would be worthwhile.

    Going along to something like http://www.aerosociety.com/Careers-E...naerospacelive might be useful and if you can get along to farnborough that might be a really good opportunity to talk to industry companies about visits/work experience opportunities.

    Keeping up with http://www.aerosociety.com/News/Insight-Blog would be helpful too.

    Watching things like http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/units/depar...eering-science or https://www.ted.com/topics/aircraft or http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01l1w71 or similar documentaries will be useful.

    As will doing a bit of research into the topics and modules included in the degree in the universities you're interested in and doing some reading around those topics.
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    Doesn't. Bath uni do aerospace?
    Worth ringing them?
    Actually, an email would be better
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    (Original post by JaredzzC)
    I'm fairly certain that I would like to study 'Aerospace Engineering' at university, but I seem to be having a little trouble finding some work experience for this job sector, or more specifically, this particular stem of engineering.

    Rolls Royce are fully booked up until 2017, at which point it will be too late as I would have already applied for university.

    BAE systems require a teacher to register the school in order to start looking for possible placement opportunities. I've requested to my school to do this, but I will need to chase them up on this because I've heard nothing yet.

    I'm in Bath, so there aren't necessarily a lot of opportunities in my area. I'm willing to travel a bit, but don't think I will be able to stray too far.

    I haven't really managed to find anywhere so far...

    Since Engineering is largely maths and physics orientated, I have settled for doing things based around those individual subjects as opposed to engineering.

    I've gone to Maths Lectures, I will be going to Maths Summer School at Lancaster University and I've been to an Engineering & Technology Seminar.

    I have been to Air Cadets, although life took over so that didn't last long, unfortunately, and it limits what I will be able to say about it in my personal statement.

    My worry is that because I seem to be focusing too much on a single strand of what is involved in Engineering (maths), then it seems as though my interests are diverging away from Engineering itself and into a particular subject.

    Anyone have any suggestions?
    Yes, focus on your grades first and foremost since that's what's going to get you offers. If you can get something, great, but it if not it really doesn't matter.
 
 
 
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