On the second day, the fellows took part in an employability workshop organized in the Birmingham office of Atkins. The topics included career advancement for scientists and engineers in the business sector and the development of communication skills. The workshop on communication skills addressed such issues as powerful influencing, conflict resolution and management of conflicts as well as communication models which lead to efficient conversations.
The final day of the course included a strong presence of water professionals from all over the UK. The fellows had to introduce the innovative impact of their research to this audience. The presentations were preceded by topical introductions from established water professionals. The fellows received feedback on the implementation of their research in the business. It involved the suggestions on how to address the needs of the industry and how to improve the innovative component.