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Brunel University London Professional Development Centre

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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...

Mandeep Arora

"I worked in the Desktop & Mobile team who were the first point of contact for any technical query from major European customers for Intel. This involved replicating issues on Intel’s desktop motherboards and CPUs. It also involved helping Intel’s call centre who dealt with smaller / end users of...

James Price

"While working for Apex Circuit Design, I was involved in a number of interesting and varying activities; these involved going on visits to “BRDsim” and “Wirth simulations” to investigate better ways to simulate our circuit designs. I also had the opportunity to take my ARDS driving test along with other...

Domas Zinkevicius

"I worked on a new design of an “A” frame. This “A” frame was used to mount test diesel pumps on the test rigs. The project became quite wide because the “A” frame had to accommodate many different types of equipment and had to fit every rig. I was lucky...

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Luis M. Urbina

"I worked in Equities Derivatives IT. Our mission was to support the Equities Derivatives department within the Investment Banking division. My assignment was in Risk Management systems, which helped the Investment Bank and the Finance departments assess the risk associated with a variety of investments in different financial products. My...