“I felt I made a real difference and helped the team move forward as a result of my input. I even received a couple of official recognition awards for the work I produced and my contribution to the team.”
“One of my top criteria for choosing a university was placement opportunities because it makes finding a job after graduation easier.”
“I’ve realised just how great it feels to apply the theory you learn at university to a real, practical challenge. It is awesome to see the equations and maths come to life in a real system.”
“As well as increasing my knowledge of accelerator physics, I also developed my coding abilities and improved my French.”
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“The University of Surrey has superb industrial connections, and the Professional Training year is something that is embraced and pushed across all faculties.”
“I’m proud that I’ve become known within the company as an engineer responsible for quality test vehicles, and viewed at the same level as a graduate rather than an intern.”
"The highlight for me was the pride in being given responsibility, and being able to complete work to a high standard. By the end of my placement I really felt a part of the team, and as though I was contributing in a meaningful way."
“I think my proudest achievement has been delivering face-to-face presentations to our customer and discussing ways to solve various design issues with them.”