Newly-graduated North East engineer Adarsh Chuttooar is fighting to keep his feet on the ground after making a stratospheric leap in his career – joining a world-leading technology company whose clients include Nasa and the European Space Agency.
The 24-year-old graduate has only been with US giant Thermacore, which has a plant in Ashington, for two months, yet he is already working on a project for the European Space Agency.
The University of Sunderland mechanical engineering graduate joined Thermacore – the global leaders in thermal management technology – as a thermal research engineer through the university’s Graduate Internship Scheme.
He said: “This is a fantastic start to my career. I am already managing my own projects and doing hands-on work. It can be quite stressful at times, especially when you are new to the environment, but also very rewarding when you see your hard work paying off.”
Thermacore operates in a wide range of markets including military, medical, telecommunications and aerospace. Senior advanced technologies engineer Ryan McGlen, who works with Adarsh on a daily basis, said: “Adarsh is bright and keen to learn all aspects of engineering and manufacturing, and is involved in both the thermal and mechanical design and laboratory test processes on various research and development projects.”
Originally from Mauritius, Adarsh graduated in July after a four-year degree in mechanical engineering, which included a year-long industrial placement.
He added: “I took full advantage of the range of extra-curricular activities the university had to offer and also did an industrial placement year which, I believe, contributed to securing this job.
“It is invaluable experience and I will definitely learn from it. I also have an eye on completing a master’s degree at some point soon which is part of the requirements to be a chartered engineer.”
The University of Sunderland received European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) to extend its Graduate Internship Scheme, providing graduates with the opportunity to work with a variety of small to medium private-sector organisations across the North East.
For more information contact the Graduate Internship Team: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0191 515 3315.
Thermacore is a global leader in thermal management technology and solutions, and has more than 40 years of experience in the design, development and manufacturing of heat pipe and other two-phase heat transfer technology. Thermacore has more than 180 employees at five facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates in a range of fields including military, aerospace, computers, communications, energy conversion, transportation and medical and test equipment.