James Fleury, a mechanical engineering undergraduate, who will be working with WES over the next 13 months as a part of a placement year for his university course. James is the second placement student to have joined us, and we are excited to see James progress throughout his time with us. At WES we believe placement years are a great opportunity for students to develop skills and gain valuable experience before graduating and entering the working world.
What course are you studying?
“I am studying MEng Mechanical Engineering at The University of Portsmouth.”
How have you been finding the first few weeks at WES?
“Overall, my first weeks have been very enjoyable mainly due to the positive and welcoming attitude the team has. The opportunity to work in both the office and the workshop has been very enjoyable and has enabled me to pick up a lot of knowledge in a very short amount of time.”
Why did you choose to do a placement year?
“A year in industry was essential for me as I have always been a very hands-on learner and was excited to get experience into the professional world to help kickstart my career after graduation.”
How will the placement year impact your final year of university?
“Returning to university after a year with WES will allow me to return with a wealth of extra knowledge and experience while helping me pinpoint the direction I want to head in after I graduate.”