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STORIES ABOUT WHERE BRUNEL STUDENTS WORK

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Brunel University London Professional Development Centre

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Anthony Benford

"Working at Otsuka gave me an amazing insight into not just the IT side of the business but also how the whole organisation worked to fulfil its goals and how each of the departments interlinked and relied on each other for information, which is why IT is so important and...

Ziggy Sommers

"I secured a year placement at Apex Circuit Design Ltd. Here the main role was to consult and design racing circuits for worldwide organisations, not build the cars or gadgets, but design the actual circuit that all the companies will use to test their products.” ...

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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."...

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Matthew Dilley

"When applying for placements I had very little idea about who I wanted to work for. The Placement and Careers Centre was very helpful with this, providing a large list of companies and lots of advice on securing my placement. One of the companies I selected to apply to was...

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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Rebecca Richardson

"A sandwich placement is definitely a great way of gaining work experience whilst within a degree. Although the process is highly competitive and can be quite daunting, when you finally gain a placement it is all worth while! Perseverance is the key. A placement not only gives you an insight...

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Daniel Lemon

"My project was to design and program a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that is an XML-editor, which generates Programming Logic Controller (PLC) source code over an NFS-network, written in Java. So not only do I improve my knowledge of Java, I also learn about PLCs, XML/XPath and NFS."...

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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...

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Daniel Harrington

"When I started University I wanted to do a placement as it had always appealed to me more than sitting in lectures for four consecutive years, and I thought it was a good way to break my degree in to more manageable chunks."...