Kieran Bullivant

How I found my passion as an engineering technician in research and development (R&D), 101 jobs that change the world, season two, episode five.

Video credit: UK Research and Innovation 
Video transcript and on-screen captions are available by watching on YouTube. 

Kieran Bullivant is an engineering technician. He explores and tests new approaches to problems, helping advance new technology for creating clean energy. Everyone expected him to go to university because he had good grades, but back then he didn’t know what career he wanted and didn’t want to force himself to pick a course.

I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life while at school, whereas everyone else seemed to know exactly what they wanted. I felt so much pressure.

Watch this video for the unconventional journey that led to his current role at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).

Today, as an engineering technician at the MTC, he loves the variety of what he does, from looking at metal powder particles under a microscope to using a large laser cutting system to melt through thick sheet metal.

He recently shared his story with us for our 101 jobs that change the world series, highlighting the different people and roles that are vital to the research and innovation system. Watch this video to learn more about how he found his passion as an engineering technician in R&D.

More content you may like: find out more about Kieran’s start at the MTC as an apprentice.

Last updated: 15 November 2023

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