• Question: have you ever had any other jobs like the one you have now?

    Asked by onedirectionareamazing to Ant, Dan, Matt, Mike, Steph on 16 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Matt Maddock

      Matt Maddock answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      Sort of!

      I used to work at a place called the National Physical Laboratory, where they define things like what a meter is and how long a second takes. I worked there measuring the electrical impedance of pieces of coaxial cable – which was much less interesting than building a particle accelerator!

    • Photo: Mike Salter

      Mike Salter answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      Sort of!

      I spent one of my summers at University doing design work on europe’s next Mars rover!

    • Photo: Dan Veal

      Dan Veal answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      I did a few internships, one was at BASF which is a chemical company, and they own the world’s biggest chemical plant in Germany. I’d bike in to work, and between the front gate and getting to my building on my bike it took about 15 minutes because it was a few kilometers through the plant.

      @matt, what part of NPL did you work in? I work here now! Small world.

    • Photo: Anthony Hollingsworth

      Anthony Hollingsworth answered on 17 Mar 2012:

      no all my previous jobs were paid by the hour, like bar work etc..