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Join me, James, as I talk to people all through the Electronics industry!

Grab a drink and listen in as we talk to people at different stages in their careers, going in different directions and seeing what the craic is with them.

The guests are expressing their opinions and experiences so please bare this in mind when listening!

ElectroCastt Jimbo Leyland

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Join me, James, as I talk to people all through the Electronics industry!

Grab a drink and listen in as we talk to people at different stages in their careers, going in different directions and seeing what the craic is with them.

The guests are expressing their opinions and experiences so please bare this in mind when listening!

    EP15 Joel Ferugsson - Mitrefinch - Electronics and Dancing

    EP15 Joel Ferugsson - Mitrefinch - Electronics and Dancing

    In this episode of ElectroCastt we welcome Senior Hardware Engineer, Joel Fergusson from Mitrefinch! 

    Join us as we disucuss Joel's unusual career path, starting at the University of York and leading to Mitrefinch where he designs cutting edge payroll hardware for businesses! Joel has some unique takings from previous roles, including a role that has more of a dramatic flare to it, as well as some good, clear advice to Young Engineers looking to find the job that suits them, having both experiences and insight into the recruitment process! 

    As always, stay with us to the end of the episode to get to our random question segment! Perhaps you let the magic smoke out just as often as the professionals or perhas you share a favourite circuit? 

    https://www.mitrefinch.co.uk/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    EP14 Dirk Meuller - Microchip - Drills and Washing Machines

    EP14 Dirk Meuller - Microchip - Drills and Washing Machines

    Welcome to Episode 14 of ElectroCastt! 

    For this bright new episode, we welcome Dirk Meuller frrom Microchip! Microchip is a company that many Electronic Engineers are familiar with, designing and working with ICs! This is an opportunity for you to hear from a Microchip Engineer directly!

    Dirk is an Electronic Engineer, working as an Senior FEA (Field Applications Engineer) at Microchip having been there in the role for over 26 years! Join us in this epsiode for a unique insight into the role of an FEA, the kinds of work they are involved in and what the role is like! We talk through Dirk's career up to this point, stories of his career and experiences as well as tips and tricks for Engineers along the way. This is a unique German insight into the world of Electronics and Microchip! Perhaps he holds the key to your next interview?

    https://www.microchip.com/

    Join is through to the end to hear our 4 random questions! 

    *Spoiler* Would you be happy with only DACs forever? *

    • 1 hr 16 min
    EP13 - Helen Kellaway - Siemens - Coordination Station

    EP13 - Helen Kellaway - Siemens - Coordination Station

    Join us on this episode where we welcome Helen Kellaway, an Assistant Chief Engineer at Siemens! Join us as we discuss Helen's role as a Assistant Cheif Engineer, what one is, does and how she got into the role! Its a lesser known role in the world of Engineering but every bit as important - Helen explains in detail about it! In this epsiode we also touch on prejudice in the workplace, how it can be managed as well as some other good tips and advice for developing as an Engineer. Not forgetting how side roles in societies, institutes and conferences can help you learn and open new doors!



    Not forgetting the 4 Random Questions at the end!



    https://www.siemens.com/global/en.html

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP12 - Choate Wang - Applied Materials - Brands, Tools and Automobiles!

    EP12 - Choate Wang - Applied Materials - Brands, Tools and Automobiles!

    In this Episode of ElectroCastt we welcome Cho Wang from Applied Materials in Texas! In this unusual episode of ElectroCastt, we speak to a... Mechancial Engineer! 

    Join us this episode as we speak to Cho about Applied Materials, what their role is in the Electronics world and how Engineers play a part in this. Cho himself is involved in a mixed team, working with different disciplined Engineers and explains how this works for him as well as lots of great insights into his career so far as an Engineer! 

    We cover all kinds in this episode including:

    - Personal branding!

    - Finding a team and workplace for you!

    - Projects, Friends projects, to-do projects!

    and much more.



    https://www.appliedmaterials.com/

    • 1 hr 18 min
    EP11 - Sam Presley - RS - Soft Skills, Scrabble and Hoovers

    EP11 - Sam Presley - RS - Soft Skills, Scrabble and Hoovers

    Welcome to episode 11 of Electrocast with a guest from RS Components!

    Sam Presely is an Electronic Engineer currently working at RS - as the Lead Inspiration Engineer in their Grass Roots team. Join us as we talk through Sam's career, starting out on placement before deciding to do a degree and later progressing to Dyson and then RS. Sam has some unique experinces and a lot of insight into 2 distinctively differnet job roles, from R&D to Engineer development. Sam also provides some really useful tips and advice for Young Engineers, focusing a little bit on the scrabble for jobs, CVs, Opportunities for Young Engineers and more.

    As always, keep an ear out for the trivia questions at the end where we find out more advice, lessons and maybe even a random piece of knowledge - such as what kind of communications tech would you embed in your body?

    • 1 hr 18 min
    EP10 - Sarah Cooper - Leonardo - Give it a go!

    EP10 - Sarah Cooper - Leonardo - Give it a go!

    Welcome to episode 10 of Electrocast with a special guest for International Women in Engineering Week - Sarah Cooper! 

    Sarah Cooper is an Electronic Enigneer working currently at Leonardo in Edinburgh. Join us as we talk through a little about Leonardo, her Job as a Senior Hardware Engineer and her path to get to where she is now. Sarah discribes her experiences working through from Uni up through Leonardo's Graduate scheme, giving tips and tricks shes learned along the way. We discuss how best Young Engineers can angle themselves to be successful leaving higher education, taking into account Sarah's professional experience and time spent working in STEM outreach.

    As always, keep an ear out for the trivia questions at the end where we find out more advice, lessons and maybe even a random piece of knowledge. 

    • 1 hr 5 min

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