Never give up when applying, I secured my placement late in the year. Use your contacts and even send soft applications to companies nearby
The main highlight of my placement year was that I was given the responsibility to perform pressure relief calculations for a major client. I took great pride in this as it was a highly technical matter and something beyond my university studies. I was using up to date industrial standard resources such as API 520 and 521 volumes to gain a solid understanding of how pressure relief valves work. It developed my process technical understanding and appreciation greatly in complex process systems.
How did you find your role?
I found my role through family and friends contacts.
One piece of advice would you give to students who are considering taking a Placement?
Never give up when applying, I secured my placement in the month of May so very late in the year. Use your contacts and even send soft applications to companies nearby.
Once you have a placement, be a sponge and say yes to every task managers give you as you’ll develop time management and prioritisation skills, also it’s nice to work with a healthy amount of pressure as a challenge.
What did Engie Fabricom think?
The student has made a good positive impact on the business and over the year has progressed to a point where he has been able to add value, delivering project work for our clients. In terms of value-added, I think this has been a success both from the student's perspective and from our own business perspective.
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