Undersea engineering is a fascinating, rapidly developing, growing area of technology desperately in need of new graduates. Engineering firms are hiring all around the world, and the demand for energetic, enthusiastic new engineers is showing no sign of slowing down. It is not just classically trained marine engineers and naval architects that are required, but engineers from all walks of the field. The need is for polyvalent individuals who can thrive in the multi-disciplinary teams that are designing and building ships, robots and machines to work in the hugely challenging underwater environment.
It is precisely this kind of multi-disciplinary engineer that human-powered submarine racing attracts and creates. Teams of students need to pull together from all divisions of engineering to create the highly efficient systems that make up these very low power, but high performance submarines.
Underwater Technology Master Classes and Graduate Fair 2016
The companies and organisations that are sponsoring the European International Submarine Races are looking specifically to meet and recruit young graduate engineers. They and the Race Organisers are joining together to provide an opportunity for this to happen: the Underwater Technology Masterclasses and Graduate Fair which is taking place on the Saturday in the middle of the competition will offer attendees - racers and visitors alike - the opportunity to hear and see about the sorts of exciting challenges that flow through the in- and out-trays of working marine engineers.
The Masterclasses will take place on the Saturday morning at the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth. They will consist of a series of presentations by the sponsor companies, who will also have recruiters available in the afternoon to speak to young engineers. Participants will also be welcome to visit the submarines and the teams in the testing pool to see this exciting sport for themselves.
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