Our largest recruitment drive to date is now complete! JetX saw a whooping 175% increase in the total number of applications compared to the same time last year.
The significant increase in vacancies due to the introduction of a second programme, Kronos, as well of a small number of non-technical roles to assist with sponsorship and event planning tasks led to an increased acceptance rate of 56%. Commenting on the increased demand JetX president, Chris Triantafyllou said:
"We were expecting a steady increase in applications as we have seen in previous years, but we were very pleased to see so many applicants from all years of study expressing interest in our projects. Intensifying efforts to bring major improvements to the X-Plorer 2 and the introduction of a second programme, Kronos, show our commitment to providing a unique learning experience to more engineering students than ever before."
As part of our recruitment process we also spent nearly 20 hours interviewing 51 applicants. For a second year in a row, Schedulista has been the platform of choice for organising all appointments, which ensured this was a streamlined process, making it as simple as possible for us and all applicants!
In terms of top level management, Andrew Paul has been appointed Programme Director for the X-Plorer 2 and Hamzah Mushtaq has been promoted to Programme Director for Kronos. Among the 43 new recruits, 6 are students in their first year and 3 are post-graduate students with the rest coming from all years of study in-between and from 11 degree programmes making this the most diverse team to date. Commenting on the recruitment process Hamzah noted:
"I'm very impressed with the overall calibre of individuals we have working on Kronos and this takes us a step closer to accomplishing something truly special. Kronos will be the only project of its kind anywhere in the world, and these people get to be an integral part of it. I feel honoured to be leading the project and I am looking forward to working with people from all engineering backgrounds in order to deliver such a complex system."
All candidates have now been contacted and we have a busy schedule in terms of meetings coming up. The joint team leaders-programme coordinators briefing will take place next week and the first full team meeting with take place on the 19th of October. We are looking forward to a very exciting year ahead and working with so many bright young engineers and our industrial partners!
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Our applications are now open for more vacancies than ever before! For the first time, applicants can not only choose to apply to a specific team, but also to a specific program.
Our recruitment this year coincides with the announcement of a second, brand-new engine program that will run in parallel with the X-Plorer 2. Named Kronos, the project will focus on the development of a low bypass military jet engine that will aim to balance cruise and combat performance!
This is not just an exciting development for our portfolio but also shows our commitment to the student population. Demand to get involved in JetX has always been high and this both allows us to recruit more of the best young engineers, as well as expand our focus as far as jet engine design is concerned.
Also for the first time, we have a number of non-technical roles available related to sponsorship, outreach, marketing, events and students of any background are eligible to apply! To find out more information about all roles and options related to applications, please follow the link below. Applications will remain open until Sunday, September 24th, end of day!
Last year marked our most successful recruitment season to date and we are ready to welcome even more young engineers in all five teams!
This year we have a working design for the X-Plorer 1, a steady flow of 3D printing and 6 new sponsors standing by our side. We are building the strongest team to complete the X-Plorer 1 and work on optimisation.
If you are interested in aerospace, rapid manufacturing, fluid dynamics and, of course, jet engines, JetX has a lot to offer. If you have plenty of experience and want to put it to the test or if you are a fresher keen to learn new and fascinating things, submit your application as soon as possible by following the link below.
Applications will remain open until the 18th of September, end of the day and shortlisted applicants might be called for an interview or to complete an online assessment test. We would like to wish everyone best of luck and express how excited we are to welcome new members in the team!
Applications are now open for vacancies in all existing teams, including Compressor, Turbine, Power Transmission & Exhaust, as well as for our newly created Electronics Team.
The applications will remain open for approximately two weeks, but that is subject to change depending on the volume of applications, so apply early to not miss the chance to join us!
As always feel free to emails us if you have any questions or enquiries. Good luck to all applicants!
For limited places only, so mark the date!
For the second time in 2015 and the first time for the 15-16 academic year, our applications will open and we are already looking forward to welcoming new members in our teams.
Vacancies in the Compressor and Turbine teams have been confirmed and more will be announced. We encourage students of all years and levels to apply, as you will learn most things you need as you go with the guidance of your team leader. Don't miss the chance to be part of a truly unique project and gain useful experience.
Applications will go live on jet-x.org/apply and more information will be available closer to the date. Stay tuned!
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