Chris Holmes is a sports technologist for sports equipment manufacturer Adidas. This Department for Education clip is useful in showing students how a career such as this relies on a background of STEM study. Chris describes how he specialises in the development of sports balls. His job is to investigate the best designs for maximum performance. This involves working with a range of people including sports scientists, coaches, athletes and sports stars. Chris says, "Taking physics and maths at A-level helped me get into university, and I use the scientific principles I learnt during my degree every day at work. The best thing about the job is combining my passion for sport and engineering.''
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