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At eg technology we believe a great intern can make a great future appointment.

It’s that time of year again when we start the process of interviewing students who choose to have a “year in industry” as part of their degree course. Recently, we were asked if we benefit from internships, or whether it is a drain on resources to have someone with limited experience temporarily join the company. Our answer is that at eg technology, we believe that a great intern can make a great future appointment.

Over the last 15 years, we have had some exceptional interns who have not only contributed to the success of individual projects but also made a real, broader impact to the business. We look at it as “growing our own”, and we’ve made several very strong appointments from students who have spent a placement year with us and then returned as permanent employees upon completing their degrees.

We advertise strategically – we know which courses make the best design engineers – and we recruit carefully. This year we’ve received over 150 CVs from potential students, which has given us a great field to choose from.

And how do the students benefit? They gain hands-on industry knowledge which helps them to build their confidence, recognise their strengths and understand where they want to direct their career. During an internship, they develop their skills across a wide variety of disciplines, both technical and commercial, and gain valuable experience working with teams designing real-life products. Spending a year in industry gives students important professional contacts and can lead to great job opportunities.

For more information on how eg technology can support your product design and development please contact us

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