Mechanical Engineering

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Valerio Tomasso

"My placement application journey began exactly a year ago. I knew that my second year of university would be more challenging than the first; hence I decided to get a head start on working on my CV. I have used various websites dedicated to placements to create my 'companies to...

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Sophie Harris

"My name is Sophie Harris - I studied Mechanical Engineering at Brunel and I did a placement year with General Motors Manufacturing Luton GMML. My role was Maintenance Co-ordinator in the Paint Shop."...

Lincoln Webb

"My name is Lincoln Webb and I have just completed my 3rd year of MEng Aerospace Engineering. I started my placement with Icore International in Slough on the 7th June and did 12 weeks there. Icore International is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-specification electrical and...

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Fawwaz Siddiqi

"One of the key factors behind my choice to study Mechanical Engineering was the fact that students are given an opportunity to complete a year in industry. Therefore, after completing my second year, the thought of completing a placement really excited me as it would allow me to be involved...

Nick Goodwin

"I completed a placement at Airbus UK in Filton, Bristol. It was been a very steep learning curve getting up to speed with various projects, but then I was able to work on Future Projects and In-Service Developments in the Chief Engineers Team on the Single Aisle A320 which covers...

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Martin Newman

"As a mechanical engineering (motorsport) student, I was wary of applying for the Electronics Hardware placement at Red Bull Technology. The Placement and Careers Centre were useful in helping me craft a CV good enough to get an interview, and I managed to beat a huge amount of people in...

Helen Christodoulou

"I started applying for placements as early as possible, and applied to as many as I could. I did Mechanical Engineering with Automotive Design, so Agusta Westland, one the world’s largest helicopter companies, seemed a bit unlikely! However, after a huge of amount of help and support from the PCC,...

Joel Longbottom

"For my placement year I was lucky enough to secure a place at Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines Ltd (HPE) in Brixworth Northampton as Mercedes’ Formula 1 engines involve HPE supplies engines to McLaren, Mercedes GP and Force India. During my time with the company I worked within the testing team...

Simon Trevena

"My name is Simon and I did a placement working for BAE Systems: a defence company producing everything from submarines to tanks to jet fighters. I worked in the Military Air Solutions Capability at Warton which has its own operational airfield on site. The Typhoon is their biggest contract so...

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Robyn Davies

"In my first week I completed stripping and rebuilding blowers; something which I had never imagined myself doing! But I have to say I loved working in my dungarees and steel-toe capped boots and have never learnt so much in such a short amount of time!"...