We are a diversified technology company that prides itself on innovation. This innovation enables us to create new technologies to help make the world a safer and healthier place. A quarter of the world's population use our products in some way, shape or form. That's 1.7 billion people! In fact, on average, one of us will come into...Read more
September 26, 2016 By Kevin Hoffman/3M Storyteller Analysts forecast that the number of electric vehicles on the road will surpass 10 million by the year 2020. That’s compared to 180,000 in 2012, according to the International Energy Agency. Both Europe and China are expected to be the fastest growing markets. The trend is driven in large part by a desire to cut down on pollution – globally, transportation accounts for about 15 percent of man-made carbon...
Oct 3, 2016
August 15, 2016 By Sue Casement/3M Storyteller When you turn on your faucet, you expect clear, drinkable water to come gushing out. For some, the water isn’t drinkable, or there isn’t even a faucet. That clean rush of water would be a great luxury to 780 million people who, according to the United Nations, don’t have access to clean water. In fact, if the entire world lived like the average European or North American, we would need to have 3.5 times...
Oct 3, 2016
Graduate Optimised Operations (O2) Engineer
What attracted you to 3M in the first place? 3M were not a company I had ear marked as a potential employer, however I saw an advert for an industrial placement and explored the opportunity. I very quickly realised that I had been overlooking...Read more
August 22, 2016 By Kevin Hoffman/3M Storyteller It happens before you even notice. Your eye fixates on certain visual cues before your brain is even consciously aware of it. What your eye is drawn to is the product of evolution. For example, the eye is naturally drawn to faces, so the brain can then evaluate whether it’s friend or foe. For most of human history, pre-attentive processing has been a bit of a black box. Now we are able to peer inside thanks to Visual...
Oct 3, 2016
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Engineer
What attracted you to 3M in the first place? I hadn’t heard of 3M until I started my dissertation at University. 3M manufacture some particularly innovative adhesive products that I based my project on. My contact at 3M was really...Read more