• Question: What did you do for your work experience ?

    Asked by 295rbte42 to Tom, Stu, Paul, Melanie, Abbie on 11 Mar 2016.
    • Photo: Stuart Inglis

      Stuart Inglis answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      For work experience at school I actually ended up in the Subsea 7 workshop testing some bits of equipment returned from offshore and making up kits for use on the job.

      I was also lucky enough to get a summer placement when I was at university at Talisman Energy, which introduced me to working in the oil and gas industry.

    • Photo: Paul Webb

      Paul Webb answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      Think they meant at school lol

      I did my work experience at Macclesfield college when my dad ran the aeronautical engineering department, they had a small plane in that they were converting into a fundraising plane for child flight to send terminal children to Lapland for Christmas, I did 2 weeks cutting, drilling, sanding, wireing, welding and generally enjoying myself we got in the paper I was on front page father and son team repair old plane for charity was one of my best memory’s with my dad lol

    • Photo: Abbie Hutty

      Abbie Hutty answered on 13 Mar 2016:

      I actually did a week at a local architect firm as I didn’t really know what engineering was at the time. I really enjoyed it there, but when I went I thought that architects were the people that work out how to make really cool buildings stand up effortlessly, or cool modern bridges that are beautiful. Turns out, that’s civil engineers!
      Architects might have the idea of what they want the building to look like, but then they employ civil and structural engineers to work out what materials to use and how to construct it so that it will stand up! When I found that out I was a bit underwhelmed at the idea of being an architect, and much more interested in finding out more about engineering…

    • Photo: Melanie Zimmer

      Melanie Zimmer answered on 14 Mar 2016:

      Back at school I did a two weeks internship at a fashion company as I wanted to be a fashion designer back then. The internship really helped me as I knew afterwards that I wouldn’t want to go into fashion, at least not with this company.

      At university we had to do an internship for one semester, which I did at a company that develops car communication software. I really enjoyed that one and if I wouldn’t be here in the UK, I might actually work for them. 🙂