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Salient. Special Salient Issue. Careers Information Week. 1961

Opportunities in electronics for university graduates

page 5

Opportunities in electronics for university graduates

Logo of the Philips electronic company

[unclear: The] Rt. Hon. Duncan Sandys, M.P., when Minister of Supply wrote the following under [unclear: the] heading 'This Growing Industry':

'Electronics is a very young science and its [unclear: potenialities] have as yet been only partially explored and exploited. There is no sphere where research is more necessary or can yield a bigger return. If industry is to maintain the great position which it has established in this field, it will have to enlist into its ranks an increasing number of able scientists and engineers. This [unclear: ought] not to be difficult. For it is hard to think of a [unclear: more] inspiring career, with better prospects for advancement and for useful service, than that which the electronics industry offers to technically trained young men today.'

Technician Peter Olszewski, an engineering graduate, copes with a problem of TV receiver design in the development laboratory.

Technician Peter Olszewski, an engineering graduate, copes with a problem of TV receiver design in the development laboratory.

This is also true of New Zealand. [unclear: Here], as throughout the world. Philips is alive to the need for graduates all technical fields and can offer [unclear: just] such inspiration and scope for advancement. New Zealand today [unclear: trails] the field of countries which have [unclear: increased] their productivity and, with [unclear: the] present threat to our primary [unclear: industry], it is even more imperative that we apply the most advanced techniques to our secondary industries [unclear: to] produce more goods at competitive prices. Philips, in their own [unclear: sphere] of electronic equipment and its production, place great emphasis on the need for latest methods and he trained personnel to control and improve them. Over four years ago Philips opened the Electronic Centre it [unclear: Naenae] with its well equipped laboratory, for the express purpose of designing and manufacturing television sets. Since that time, development has been rapid and the application of proven overseas methods as produced gratifying results. To achieve this, however, as well as to [unclear: maintain] such progress, the policy has already been implemented whereby [unclear: graduates] in Science and Engineering are employed in positions of responsibility to apply their knowledge and skill to the tasks which still lie [unclear: head]. This application applies equally throughout the organisation into the fields of commerce and administration as well as production, for [unclear: it] is fully realised the contribution graduates can make to specialised work of the team as a whole. It is perhaps a minor revolution in thought [unclear: today] that students on the one hand and commerce and industry on the other have finally realised the full implication of what each has to offer the other.