“My four years at Plymouth University were the best four years
of my life and, as a result, I am now on one of the best graduate training
schemes in the UK and working for a world leading company.
Having left school at 16 to study a B-Tech National Diploma in Marine
Engineering in Falmouth, I was able to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Mechanical
Design and Manufacture at Plymouth University. Thanks to my degree, I
am now on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)* working for the world leader
in filtration, separation and purifications systems.
As a KTP Associate I am involved in research and development into new
technologies aimed at making cost savings for the company, for example by
implementing automated solutions, where possible, to reduce labour-intensive
operations, improve product traceability and quality of products. I would recommend
a KTP partnership to anyone as the training and career opportunities are
amazing. It can really kick-start your career.
I gained a great deal from my experiences at university and not just academically. I really enjoyed every moment and met some amazing people. Moving into halls of residence in my first year was definitely the right decision and I would highly recommend it.”
* Knowledge Transfer Partnerships give qualified graduates the
opportunity to work in companies to manage projects central to the development
needs of that company.