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Industry Insights Your Future in Energy, Engineering, Manufacturing and Production Employer Panel

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There's high demand for graduates to work in this fast-paced sector with roles in space, music, nuclear, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and automation and robotics.

Meet our panel of key players from the manufacturing and engineering industry and hear about their unusual routes into the sector and the variety of roles on offer for graduates from any discipline.

Employer Panel for Your Future in Energy, Engineering, Manufacturing & Production

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Katrina Thompson, Head of Research, Artemis Technologies

Katrina is Head of Research at Artemis Technologies. She is also an experienced aircraft stress engineer with more than 15 years experience in commercial and military aerospace across multiple aircraft programmes. She is also a Chartered engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, with a proven history of project management and delivery across multiple engineering industries.

Katrina was also a Research Fellow at Queen's University, Belfast carrying out Post doctoral research in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She has also worked as a Senior Stress Engineer at Bombardier. 

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Stephen Patton, Programme Manager, Glen Dimplex

A Mechanical Engineering QUB graduate, Stephen is responsible for R&D activities across two sites.

At Glen Dimplex. He oversees the design and development of Water Heating & Renewable Energy products that range from Integrated Heating and Cooling Systems to Commercial Water Boiling products.

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Gordon Parkes, Executive Director, NIE Networks

Gordon Parkes is a Executive Director in HR in Northern Ireland Electricity Networks.

He is an experienced Human Resources Director with a demonstrated history of over two decades of a strong delivery working across a number of sectors.

Since 2013 he has been a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and, in 2019, was awarded Chartered Companion status by the CIPD Board.  He holds a Masters in Business Administration.