Personal Development and Industry Experience – Andrew

Andrew is an Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate from the University of Plymouth who has recently completed an internship as a Graduate Electronic Designer for a company based in Cornwall.

He has recently accepted a permanent position with the company.


Andrew attended the University of Plymouth as a mature student with a background in auto mechanics. He also enjoyed sound engineering and electronics and worked on many of his own programming and micro-processing projects. He then made the decision to go to university to study Electronic Engineering. He registered his details with Step whilst still studying and when a role calling for a Graduate Electronic Designer became available we contacted him with the details to see if he wanted to apply.

The internship was being offered by a globally-renowned bioscience company, specialising in the design and development of products for the IVF industry. As part of their business they also have a team of multi-disciplinary engineers in software, mechanics and electronics, who create the unique range of hardware behind their research.

Within 3 weeks, Andrew had been interviewed, and had been offered a place in their engineering design team.  Having recently come to the end of his internship, Andrew has been offered a permanent role within the company, and this is what he had to tell us about his placement:

“My Step internship has been a great way of being introduced to the industry and to experience being an electronic engineer in a design team, from working individually to working as part of a team and interacting with other departments within the company. The specialist field for which the products are developed keeps the work varied and interesting and there is always much to learn and many areas in which personal development can be achieved. The project that I had been working on was suited to my area of interest within electronics and one in which I had aimed to specialise in the future. My time with the company has opened up the opportunity to employment, and developed my experience and career.”

 

Andrew

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