BEng Mechanical Engineering, 2014-2018
- CEO & Founder of Faraday Drinks Ltd.
- Brought Faraday to realisation after experiencing just how unhealthy and impractical energy drinks are as a busy student
- Chose Bradford as it was a convenient location and offered an accredited course with passionate lecturers
My current role
"I brought Faraday to realisation after experiencing just how unhealthy and impractical energy drinks are as a busy student. After graduating from the University of Bradford in Mechanical Engineering, I spent the next two years refining the recipe and packaging with a great team of food scientists and designers.
"Faraday fills the gap I was always struggling to find and is served in striking packaging that you can reseal and store in your bag once opened. The absence of carbonation creates a smooth taste that provides similar energy merits to mainstream offerings, with 60% less sugar and no artificial ingredients.
"Faraday had to taste as good as it looked so we experimented with many flavour combinations in the lab. We hope that the sweet sharp taste and aroma we've created with our Raspberry Rose pairing will appeal to many, especially as it's something a little different.
"I'm proud of the product, brand and business I've created - check out the Faraday website to find out more!"
My degree in Mechanical Engineering aided my creative ability and knowledge of manufacturing when bringing Faraday to realisation.
Experience at Bradford
"I chose Bradford as it was a convenient location for me and offered an accredited course that was delivered by passionate lecturers. It's my hometown and an amazing place to reside and study. I love the diversity, food and low cost of living!
"I founded Faraday and I believe that starting a business and learning through failure can be a great teacher after graduation.
"I would advise current students to make use of the summer break through internships and work experience, as well as learning new skills. You should network with potential employers and fellow students that share your goals.
"Your first job after graduation doesn't need to be your ideal one and it may well be a stepping stone to better things!"
"I knew finding a graduate job would be tough so I figured I should take any meaningful job I could. I got in touch with my classmate from high school as his father owns a string of car dealerships and I was offered a job as a trainee salesman with them.
"This offered me money, experience and locality and was the best decision I made as I needed all three for launching Faraday!
"An aspiring entrepreneur must master the art of sales, understand their first job is simply a stepping stone, as well as be creative and adaptable in their pursuit of success."