Working with electrical distribution boxes, particularly dealing with weight management responsibilities and design activities. Working with various teams (mechanical, electrical, costing, sourcing) to process and evolve the design of each aircraft panel.
CAD Skills Bill of materials management Excel Skills Team sharing software skills Teamwork skills Communication
Responsibility has been given from the outset, with interns being asked to write important, high-level, customer-driven documents.
Interns are surrounded by a breadth of support from multiple teams, with everyone part of the team willing to help in everyday tasks
Company culture was great, with everyone being extremely kind and helpful when asked for guidance.
I enjoyed my placement as a whole, but there is lots of room for improvement. Unfortunately, this was during the COVID-19 pandemic, which meant the placement was remote for the entire period - having an on-site placement would be excellent for future cohorts. A lot of the work is repetitive, so if there was a rotation policy where interns could do new things every so often, that would be great.
Polish your CV and cover letter. Practice interview questions regularly.
Placement Year (10 Months+)