Part of the new product development team, conducted various lab work or modelling to facilitate these NPD projects. Was also involved in day to day problem solving around issues arising from the production line. Long term project focused on natural gas consumption and carbon dioxide production modelling.
Enhanced previously developed IT skills (Matlab, Excel etc). Process improvement strategies such as Six Sigma. Enhanced appreciation of health and safety. Good overall professional development (communicating with individuals across a business etc).
Yes, however this responsibly must be sort after by making it clear you are happy to take on responsibility and are competent to do so.
Support and guidance was available from those in the department easily, however, external to the department proved difficult however this may be due to COVID and issues around getting in touch with individuals working remotely.
Friendly atmosphere. From a professional perspective there is the attitude of ‘we have always done this’ so it is difficult to get across new ideas.
The placement was as enjoyable as possible given the circumstances of COVID. As long as you take the initiative it is a good opportunity for personal and professional development.
Take the initiative and show you are willing to learn and want responsibility, this way you will gain the trust of your colleagues and find the placement more rewarding and you will be involved in meaningful work.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
23rd August 2021