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.
Case studies promoting the benefits of work experience for all.
Paul Whitehouse shares his experiences as a mature engineering placement student during his year-long industrial work placement at Moog Aircraft Group in his monthly diary blog.
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.
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.
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.
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. Discover the opportunities this provided her, the experiences she had, and the skills she learnt.
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.