I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Arup. Throughout I have found the experience to be exciting, challenging, and thought provoking. I am extremely proud to have developed good working relationships within the company whilst also developing my skill set and confidence.
I have been extremely fortunate to have spent my time within the acoustics team at ARUP Leeds. My colleagues here been fantastic throughout, and I am pleased to consider them as friends outside of the office. Beyond this office I have also developed a number of great relationships which I truly value.
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I have tried to maintain a high level of billability in taks throughout the year. This has admittedly dropped during the lockdown period, but I have filled my time with training tasks and moodle modules.
I feel the level of responsibility given to me during placement was to an appropriate level for my grade and understanding of both the field of acoustics and the company itself.
I have already completed an undergraduate degree in music technology, and a postgraduate diploma in acoustics and noise control. This placement was excellent in developing these skills and I'm pleased to say I have accepted a graduate role at the company where I will be able to utilize them.
Good atmosphere in the office.
Very well organised.
Excellent investment in training and development. Project based learning, Graduate skills lectures, moodle modules, and of course advice from world class professionals
Sports and Social Club
Working from home
I have accepted a graduate role in the company
Great social scene with my colleagues in the acoustic team. I also joined the cricket team (the fact that we have one is quite amazing to me) and the spanish club.
Similar price range to what I'm used to.
I have to say in light of covid 19 the opportunities for night time activity were understandably limited. But as a music fan I am aware of the great music scene in Leeds.
A great deal of opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work. I myself joined the cricket and spanish clubs.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
21st August 2020