Atlas Copco UK to host early careers event with Aston Students' Union
Our first early careers event in Birmingham
Here at Atlas Copco, we are always on the lookout for new talent – we understand that our future success depends on it. We also strive for diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our operations and in the UK we are committed to focusing on the future generation entering the engineering sector. As a result, we have partnered with Aston Students' Union in Birmingham City, United Kingdom, to host our first early careers event in the city as part of Black History Month on the 27th of October. The Student Union’s theme for the month is ‘why representation matters’ and whilst aligning with the UK theme we are bringing 6 professionals from Atlas Copco UK to share their roles, experiences and opportunities available for students.
Are you a Birmingham-based student looking for a summer internship, placement year or a grad role? 🔍
Our panellists for the event include professionals from across the Atlas Copco Group in the UK. The event will be followed by free refreshments for attendees and networking hosted by The Lounge in the Aston Students’ Union.
Get to know our panelists
Aston Alumni + MSc Student
Diversity & Inclusion and Digital Communications
"After completing my placement year I returned to Aston and was offered a new role before I'd graduated. I now work in Diversity & Inclusion whilst also specialising in Digital Communications and this role was created as a result of my contributions during my placement year!"
Desoutter Market Sector Manager for Air and Spacecraft in UK & Ireland
"I am the Desoutter Market Sector Manager for Air and Spacecraft in UK & Ireland with responsibility over the North West region of the UK, for sales of our smart drilling, fastening, material removal & software solutions. I have been with the business since October 2010.
We promote and supply the products within the Desoutter Eco-system into all market sectors globally, including Motor Vehicle, Aerospace, Electronics, NEV and General assembly. We are focused on specifying solutions which add value to our customer’s organisation by addressing their pain points and accelerating technology transformation, improving aspects of quality, safety, cost and productivity."
Sales and Marketing Analyst
"I am the Sales & Marketing Analyst for Atlas Copco Power Technique Service which provides portable Air, Power and Flow solutions.
I joined the Atlas Copco Group back in 2018, as a Year in Industry working for a company called Desoutter, where my main responsibilities included Marketing & CRM.
I came back to the group in 2020 and joined Atlas Copco Power Technique on a graduate scheme and later settled into my permanent role in 2021. In my role I look after pricing & master data, focus on promoting tools & technologies, executing promotional campaigns and work on business development projects. My academic background includes a BA. Hons International Business degree from De Montfort University & I have taken on a Sales Executive apprenticeship alongside my role."
Marketing Communications Assistant (Year in Industry)
"I am a university student studying Marketing and Management currently undertaking my placement year at Atlas Copco as a Marketing and Communications Assistant in the company's Compressor Technique division, handling tasks such as website and intranet updates, exhibition support and digital marketing. Even though I've only been on my placement for three months, the role has been challenging already giving me opportunities to step out of my comfort zone and develop personally."
Dr. Helen Famodimu
Quality Assurance Engineer
"I am a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining working as a Quality Assurance Engineer in the Atlas Copco Group. I grew up in a family of six girls wanting to study engineering so I could help my dad with some of the repairs around the home. I studied Metallurgical and Materials Engineering for my Bachelors' Degree at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, achieved a Masters in Advanced Technology Management at the University of Wolverhampton, UK and further completed my PhD in Additive Manufacturing of Aluminium Composites at the same University."
Graduate Business Analyst
"I am a Business Analyst (BA) in a graduate role working in Vacuum Technique Information Systems for Atlas Copco. I have been with the company for a year having joined in September 2021. My role as a BA is to bridge the gap between IT and business using data analytics to assess processes and systems and help deliver data driven solutions. With Atlas Copco being a global brand there are many systems and processes being used, which for me means more data to analyse and help provide insights."