Engineering placements

  • My Placement at SMTC UK

    Hi Everyone! I’m Uvindu, though most of my friends know me simply as “UV”. Originally from Sri Lanka, I moved to Botswana when I was 7 years old. After finishing my A-levels, I moved to the UK in September 2014...

  • ‘Sorry, but what is an engineer doing in supply chain..?’

    During the last 10 weeks at Patheon UK in Swindon, the above is probably the question I’ve been asked the most and equally struggled to answer, so hopefully as this blog progresses I’ll be able to answer, starting here. I’m...

  • Men in Pool & Other Stories

    A short overview of what I’ve been working on over the past month and more about the construction business game MERIT that our team from BuroHappold participated in. Merit Competition Throughout March and April, I took part in a construction...

  • A Key Ingredient in Ice Cream Production...

    I am now 10 months in to my placement with Unilever, and life in the Ice Cream Global Design Centre has not been easy! Since my last blog post, I have started working on a number of new projects that...

  • Rolling On

    A shorter working month than usual this time as I have been off work for the previous week and a half skiing to celebrate my 21st, the joys of being able to take holiday when you please and not according...

  • Everyday life at the Buro

    In my second post about my placement in the London Structures department of BuroHappod Engineering, I talk a bit more about what I do on day-to-day basis at work and the projects I have been involved in. Getting into my...

  • A Cool New Placement

    One month into my second placement and I’ve now got my head around what my new team does and, after a slow start, finally have some work to sink my teeth into. My new team is part of the Capital...

  • Changing Tracks

      This second blog is later than I had planned, mainly due to the hectic month I have just finished with the Asset & Operational Support team. Four months have flown by, and so too did my time within the...

  • Part time blogger, full time engineer

    My first introductory post with some key points of my placement with BuroHappold Engineering in London.   Hi! My name is Hanna and I am a Civil Engineering student on placement with BuroHappold in London. It’s been almost four months since...