Steve Jobs- The Apple of Apple’s ‘I’
Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
It’s almost unbelievable to think that one man who only graduated High School, with no formal education in computer engineering has shaped today’s technology. Steve Jobs left behind a company that will continue to develop and improve our technology for years and years to come. Assessing Steve Jobs’ story alone, it is clear engineering has to be one of the most exciting and rewarding careers on the planet.
The First Bite
The description of college drop-out, homeless or aspiring Buddhist monk are not ones that would usually associated with the American entrepreneur, inventor and engineer Steve Jobs. More commonly he is recognised as Co-founder of Apple Inc. and one of the most influential people in the computer revolution that exists today.
Apple Inc. is a multinational corporation that was incorporated on January 3, 1977. The cooperation designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices worldwide and in 2013 became the world’s most valuable brand in Omnicom Group’s “Best Global Brands Reports” reporting to have generated $37.5 billion dollars in 2013. Hard to believe this engineers journey all started in a garage isn’t it?
Starting off designing circuit boards in a garage with just a keen interest in technology, Jobs became the driving force behind Apple Inc., designing, developing and selling computer software, hardware, consumer electronics and personal computers.
At the heart of computer engineering, only four years had passed of founding ‘Apple Computer’ before jobs and his co-found Steve Wozinak became multi-millionaires. It was then the world started to realise that this was going to be one of the most successful careers in advanced manufacturing and engineering to this day.
Fruits of His Labour
As you will see in the video below, Jobs have helped to build the future of computer engineering. According to CNBC’s All- America Economic Survey, 51% of USA households own an Apple product. It’s hard to believe this was created by practically one man, one engineer. It emphasizes the power engineers have to change people’s lives and make a better future for everyone in it. You might be reading this from a product created by Jobs and Apple right now. You might be listening to music through software he developed right now.
Engineers are so important to society. The world requires them to help build out a future for society. They have the power to design and develop technology. From develops means of transport to developing computers like Steve Jobs has, engineering is one the most diverse jobs in the world with infinite potential. Kind of Exciting, isn’t it?
Will we ever find an engineer quite as versatile and influential as Jobs again?
Below is a video of the products developed by Apple Inc. and Steve Jobs. Since his death in 2011 Apple continue to develop design and astonish the world with its products.
The Core of the World
From aerospace engineers to software engineers, environmental engineers to mechanical engineers, engineering careers really do have a job for anyone. With a career in advanced manufacturing and engineering it is quite clear that the world is literally in your hands.
Below is a picture of just a few of different engineering fields that you can work in. Your job will take up a long period of your life and should be worthwhile to yourself and also to others.
With £350 million investment by the UK government in Engineering and Science, funding 70 new training centres for students, it is the perfect time to think about a career in engineering as the government realise how vital engineering is for our economy and society. With this investment has created a higher demand for engineers in the country and many more jobs becoming available. Job security is just one of the many perks.
Engineering is one of the most versatile careers on the planet. The world everyone lives in needs to continue to be developed by everyone. This is why a career in engineering is for anyone. Visit the National Engineering and Construction Recruitment Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham on the 4 & 5 April and find out about careers in engineering, the pathways and invaluable information to kick start your career. Get your free tickets on the link below.
It is clear Steve Jobs has changed the modern day’s technology through advanced manufacturing and engineering.
Be Like JOBS. Make it your CAREER.