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Engineering and technology students tell us about their experiences on work placements and in what ways they've helped them with their studies and early careers.

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Case studies promoting the benefits of work experience for all.




Paul Whitehouse a placement student at Moog

Diary of a 40-year-old placement student

Paul Whitehouse shares his experiences as a mature engineering placement student during his yearlong industrial work placement at Moog Aircraft Group in his monthly diary blog.




Victoria Bromham Year in Industry student

A project-based placement at Procter and Gamble

During her placement at Procter and Gamble, Victoria Bromham worked as part of a research and development team reviewing one of the company’s standard cleaning test methods.


A project-based placement at Advanced Laser Technology

William Crowther’s placement at Advanced Laser Technology (ALT) helped him develop his confidence, improve his CAD skills and gave him the opportunity to lead on an important design project.




Engineering student Mikolaj Mroszczak

Mikolaj Mroszczak – mechanical engineering MEng student

Mikolaj (Nick) Mroszczak is a mechanical engineering student at Cardiff University. He recently completed a yearlong internship at National Instruments (NI), where he developed a low cost, portable, medical monitoring device called myVitals. 


Matthew Pugh undertook a 12 month project-based placement at EPSRC

Matthew Pugh’s project-based placement at EPSRC

During his 12-month placement at EPSRC, Matthew was tasked with designing a machine learning algorithm to classify free text records.


Lucy Bennett spent a year working with Springboard Pro as an intern on the Year in Industry (YINI) programme.

An engineering ‘Year in Industry’ – the inside story from a student

Lucy Bennett spent a year working with Springboard Pro as an intern on the Year in Industry (YINI) programme. Discover the opportunities this provided her, the experiences she had, and the skills she learnt.


Member of IAESTE

IAESTE: A journey without an end

IAESTE provides paid STEM 
internships abroad while offering individual support to students as well as a social programme. Here Marc Sloan talks about his experience interning in Zurich through the association.