Ben Weeks

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Aerospace
Job title: Design Engineer
Subject of study: Mechanical Engineering
Year of graduation: 2018
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Babcock International

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I worked designing wood burning stoves in Exeter for a year, and now I’m working for Babcock in Plymouth as a Design Engineer for the refit and support of nuclear submarines.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I have always been interested in engineering and intended it for my career.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?


What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The flexibility and range of subjects covered during my degree.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The community atmosphere within the university.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

The ranking of the university, course content and the campus.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

CAD modelling Report writing Project management.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Get involved with extra-curricular activities, helping out with STEM events, doing summer placements, etc. Employers care far more about experience than your degree itself.

What are your plans for the future?

Continue to progress within the field of Engineering.


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