6 million rolls of Sellotape are sold in the run up to Christmas, 25 Million Christmas puddings are eaten in the UK each year and 83 square kilometres of wrapping paper is sold in the UK each Christmas.
Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group has predicted that by 2015 there will be 25 billion connected devices and by 2020 that number will have increased to 50 billion. All these connected devices are forming ‘The Internet of Things’ (IoT).
Working as a Research Engineer within a Research and Development company would look to be a good fit, but as we all know job titles can cover a huge diversity in what the actual job role entails.
So here’s an insight into what I do as a Research Engineer at Gill R&D.
As a Software Engineer at Gill we don’t look for people who just write code or de-bug software - more importantly we want people to be enquiring and innovative in creating solutions for some of the most complex challenges.
The superlative achievement of the European Space Agency to land the Philae satellite onto Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, is one that rightly deserves to top the headlines around the world. After a 10 year, 4 billion mile journey, one commentator on Radio 4 likened it to throwing a hammer in Britain and hitting a nail in India.
Design is commonly misunderstood, very often associated with the fashioning of people, objects or environments and linked to ‘signature’ designers, who apply a styling spell over products. Designs’ ability to make things look good and appeal to customers is proven, but design is so much more than that.