Lincoln Webb

14 Jan Lincoln Webb

Job title: Test Engineer
Type of position: Placement
Company: Icore International
Degree: MEng Aerospace Engineering

Why I loved it:

“I would say taking a placement is an extremely wise decision to make as it enables you to apply all the theory learnt at an academic level to a real Engineering problem.”

What I learned:

“Without doubt it has improved my presentation, interview and communication soft skills that potential employers look for.”

About my experience/Tips for students:

“Before getting the placement I had been applying for numerous (+25) positions for almost 5 months with no success, in the midst of completing dissertation, CFD and FEA – you name it. I got a call from the PCC saying I had got an interview; tedious preparation commenced and sure did pay off when I was told I had been offered the job. The one thing that kept me going was the constant flood of emails advertising placement positions. It has to be said that excellent guidance, persistence and hard work does pay off.

I worked as a Test Engineer involved in the validation and qualification of electrical interconnect systems and wired harnesses. Primarily these are used on the latest generation Airbus A320/A350 aircraft to protect the wires from thermal shock, lighting strike and electromagnetic inference. A number of typical tests conducted included:

  • Lighting Strike Testing
  • Rapid Change in Temperature
  • Toxicity Testing
  • Mechanical Endurance
  • Corrosion Testing”