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Department of Materials

Placement student profiles

Pawel Mallon on placement with Jaguar Land Rover

Pawel Malon, DIS placement at Jaguar Land Rover 2010-2011

Joseph Howe on placement at Bentley

Joseph Howe

BEng Automotive Materials Student
DIS placement year with Bentley

The placement scheme offered to me by Bentley complimented my degree choice better than any other and gave me a chance to put into practice much of the theory I have learnt over the course of my first and second year at Loughborugh. On a day to day basis the work varies hugely depending on what the environment within Bentley is like at the time. New developments are constantly being made to processes in the plant and parts for the vehicles and these changes all require in depth testing before being signed off.

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Pawel Malon

Pawel Malon

BEng Automotive Materials Student
DIS placement year with Jaguar Land Rover

"During my placement at Jaguar Land Rover I've been exposed to every side of materials engineering, from Body Crash CAE, laboratory based failure investigation and raw material cost projects. From day one I’ve been given projects and responsibilities allowing me to put my knowledge and skills gained as a materials student into practice and contribute in a professional environment. Being able to get the experience and knowledge I'm gaining here at an industry defining company is an opportunity not to be missed."

Jenny Wilson

Jenny Wilson

BEng Design with Engineering Materials Student
DIS Placement year with Smiths Medical

“I spent my placement year working as an Industrial Trainee Packaging Engineer for Smiths Medical in Kent. We were thrown straight into real work which was very enjoyable and gave me a steep but manageable learning curve. I received lots of training, as being a medical device company, Smiths have strict guidelines for both report writing and practical work. I worked on major inter-departmental projects as correspondent for the packaging department, also I carried out projects of my own including the design of a new pack and introducing a new piece of testing equipment. My materials and manufacturing knowledge from my course was really beneficial when working on packaging design and development and I enjoyed my placement so much that I hope to ultimately get a job in this area.”


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