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Explore career paths in R&D and manufacturing

As the proof is in the pudding, so the profit is in the product. This is a talented industry of doers.

Introduction to careers in R&D and manufacturing

If you’re looking for a role where you can apply your education and skills to projects and products that help drive growth and improve the lives of others, then this is a great place to start.

We all know someone who is handy with just about everything, and businesses are no different to people — we all need someone to call on who can make, fix or test things! And that’s where the talented people of this sector come in. 

Engineering, R&D, manufacturing and science industry overview
Engineering, R&D, manufacturing and science industry overview
As the proof is in the pudding, so the profit is in the product. This is a talented industry of doers.
Engineering jobs and how they change the world
Engineering jobs and how they change the world
There are several kinds of engineering jobs out there, and all of them require a different set of skills and experience.…
Engineering, R&D, manufacturing and science industry overview
Engineering, R&D, manufacturing and science industry overview
As the proof is in the pudding, so the profit is in the product. This is a talented industry of doers.
Engineering jobs and how they change the world
Engineering jobs and how they change the world
There are several kinds of engineering jobs out there, and all of them require a different set of skills and experience.…

Career stories

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R&D and manufacturing career stories


GlaxoSmithKline Graduate profile image - Shreenil
  • Day in the life

Shreenil Amin

Shreenil Amin graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy/Commerce with Honours from Monash University in 2017. He was successful in joining the Consumer Commercial Future Leaders Program at GlaxoSmithKline and his current rotation is in the eCommerce team.
  • Day in the life

Shreenil Amin

Shreenil Amin graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy/Commerce with Honours from Monash University in 2017. He was successful in joining the Consumer Commercial Future Leaders Program at GlaxoSmithKline and his current rotation is in the eCommerce team.
Lockheed Martin Graduate An Lam Profile
  • Day in the life

An Lam

An Lam studied Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) / Master of Engineering (Biomedical) and a Graduate Hardware Engineer at Lockheed Martin.
  • Day in the life

An Lam

An Lam studied Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) / Master of Engineering (Biomedical) and a Graduate Hardware Engineer at Lockheed Martin.
Honeywell Brad Miller subject photo
  • Day in the life

Brad Miller

Brad Miller studied a Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) and is now a Graduate Software Engineer at Honeywell.
  • Day in the life

Brad Miller

Brad Miller studied a Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) and is now a Graduate Software Engineer at Honeywell.
GlaxoSmithKline Graduate profile image - Shreenil
  • Day in the life

Shreenil Amin

Shreenil Amin graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy/Commerce with Honours from Monash University in 2017. He was successful in joining the Consumer Commercial Future Leaders Program at GlaxoSmithKline and his current rotation is in the eCommerce team.
  • Day in the life

Shreenil Amin

Shreenil Amin graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy/Commerce with Honours from Monash University in 2017. He was successful in joining the Consumer Commercial Future Leaders Program at GlaxoSmithKline and his current rotation is in the eCommerce team.
Lockheed Martin Graduate An Lam Profile
  • Day in the life

An Lam

An Lam studied Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) / Master of Engineering (Biomedical) and a Graduate Hardware Engineer at Lockheed Martin.
  • Day in the life

An Lam

An Lam studied Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) / Master of Engineering (Biomedical) and a Graduate Hardware Engineer at Lockheed Martin.
Honeywell Brad Miller subject photo
  • Day in the life

Brad Miller

Brad Miller studied a Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) and is now a Graduate Software Engineer at Honeywell.
  • Day in the life

Brad Miller

Brad Miller studied a Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) and is now a Graduate Software Engineer at Honeywell.

Career pathways

This is where the rubber hits the road! Check out if you're inspired by these career pathways in R&D and manufacturing?

Some of them are even recruiting students straight out of secondary school. If you like what you see, why not get in touch to learn more!? These employers would love to hear from you!

Related degrees

So you've decided you might like to pursue R&D and manufacturing further? Check out these related courses!

While further study is no longer always a prerequisite for a career in R&D and manufacturing, some courses can help launch your career to new levels!


Certificate

If you are seeking an extension to your mechanical trade qualification and have experience in this field then this qualification is for you.

Bachelor

Chemical engineering uses chemistry, physics and mathematics to convert raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms.