The latest cohort of engineering interns have just completed their three-month summer placements. The undergraduates, who are studying at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities, all reported that their time at NEL has been very useful to their academic and professional development.
“From our point of view, having the interns with us over the summer has been of great benefit,” says Project Engineer, Sandy Black who helped mentor the students. “They have not only been doing research, but have also worked on some specific projects and have strengthened our university contacts.”
“My time at NEL has been extremely useful,” says Calum McLaughlin, who is studying Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics at Glasgow University. While at NEL he researched vortex induced vibrations. “My placement has been a real eye opener about how real engineers work and I will most definitely recommend the company to other students looking for an internship.”
“After expecting to spend the majority of my placement making others coffee, I was very surprised to be handed some challenging engineering work,” says Jonathan Barley, who is studying Aero-Mechanical Engineering at Strathclyde University and whose NEL research focused on the simulation of multiphase flow using X-Ray model validation. “During my placement I had to learn to adapt very quickly to new pieces of software and mathematical models. I am more than grateful to all the colleagues who have helped me.”
“This summer’s work has given me a reality check,” says Kyle Chan, who is reading Mechanical Engineering at Strathclyde and whose NEL project looked at virtual metering and the digital oil field. “I definitely had to work on my time management and organizational skills. The highlight of working here was getting to know the engineers and to see the great camaraderie between everyone. The internship has really given me something to work towards.”
For more information, contact Sandy Black.
21 September 2018