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Brunel University London Professional Development Centre

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Emma Smith

"Undertaking a placement at NetApp provided me with excellent opportunities to work with all nationalities, across the world. Being awarded as a “Great Place to work” around the globe, NetApp has really followed through on this. There is a genuine “family-like” culture throughout, meaning that from day one,...

Arunas Jakumavicius

"As a Finance Assistant I was responsible for looking after the Finance activities between St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust and all the rest of the NHS Trusts throughout the UK. I also ensured that outstanding accounts were paid promptly, actioning appropriate and effective follow up procedures. I had to reconcile...

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...

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Chi Yu

“Everyone was very kind and welcoming. We even got off work early to go to a pub to celebrate the end of the previous placement students! During the pub session we got to know each other better, which really helped to break the ice.”...

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...

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Joseph Town

"A major part of the development of a wind farm is the environmental impact assessment (EIA) and environmental statement (ES), two areas which I was concerned with whilst working with Wind Prospect. These documents required a large amount of ecological appraisals and landscape & visual assessments, which took up a...

Will Couch

"The first day was daunting but I was expecting that; there were lots of new faces and an incredible amount of information to absorb. My main jobs involved CAD work followed by damage analysis and reporting. The responsibility given was overwhelming at first but at the same time very rewarding....

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...