Daniel is currently on the mechanical engineering graduate scheme at MBDA Missile Systems, working in the future Concepts team; his previous graduate placements have been in the Actuation Systems group and a six-month secondment in Strategy.
Daniel graduted from The University of Manchester in 2016 with a first class Master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering. During the 2014-15 academic year, Daniel completed an industrial placement, also at MBDA, spending time as a design engineer, and in the Materias group.
Materials science outreach was an important part of Daniel's time at university; he spent the summer of 2013 working with Dr Diane Aston, the IOM3 Training & Education Executive, to develop a set of resources to assisr in the teaching of materials-related topics in primary schools. Whilst in his second year at Manchester, Daniel led a team of five undergraduate students to win the Armourers Ambassadors Challenge - a competition organised by The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, to develop a concept for materials outreach resources ad activities for secondary schools. The team received funding to put the plan into action and in the following years the project grew, reaching schools in the North West.
Throughout his degree, Daniel received the Ogden Trust Undergraduate Science Scholarship and in 2013 he won the Rolls-Royce/Armourers and Brasiers Prize in 2013 for achieving the best marks in first year examinations.