We asked scientists, engineers and other experts about their roles and the skills required.
It's never too late to start a degree. Passionate about the environment, Jan went back to education and studied Geology.
After studying Psychology and Philosophy at university, Sarah Jane became an IT Project Manager at Network Rail.
How do Engineering Response Team Leaders Sam and Danny cope with daily emergencies and what does it take to do their job?
MRC Post Doc Researcher, Lauren Parker, explains the choices she made to attain her current role and the opportunities it may provide in the future.
Does working in a lab appeal to you? Find out what Catherine most enjoys about her job and what her work entails.
Ann is studying the ageing of the intestine for her PhD. She explains how it takes self-motivation to do this work.
Teamwork, creativity and enthusiasm. Research scientist, Dr Michelle Rogers, tells us what a day in the life of a bioengineer is really like.
No two days are the same for William Jenkinson, an apprentice at Rolls-Royce. Find out what skills you need to pursue a career in engineering.
If you want to figure out how viruses work and trace cyber criminals online, then cyber security might be the career path for you.
Biochemistry PhD student, Grant McGregor, explains how a talent for science will help with a career in biochemistry research.
Power Systems Manager, Rachel Morfill, explains her role at the National Grid and and where she hopes to go in the future.
Energy Forecaster, John Young, outlines the type of skills National Grid look for in graduates, and what his role involves.