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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."...

Satveer Chohan

"My role as Statistician within the Biostatistics department gave me a great insight into the way in which statistical trials worked and the in depth analysis required to approve a drug. I was able to apply statistical theory learnt at university in order to make small positive changes which helped...

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Kieran Keene

"GE is a great company to take a placement with, they have many different sectors of the business & offices in loads of different locations, meaning you can experience different GE businesses & see how each are run. You also get the opportunity to travel to different offices, meaning you...

Sachin Parmar

"During my placement year I got a place at Associated Newspapers Ltd which is a subsidiary of Daily Mail & General Trust PLC, the company which produces various national daily newspapers, some of which are The Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Metro, Evening Standard, The Independent, The Independent on...