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What is your background?

I study Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.

Where was your summer placement and what project did you work on?

I worked for Orkney Fishermen's Society and my task was to design, establish and test a manufacturing process to clean crab shells.

What did you like most about your placement?

To be honest, I enjoyed pretty much everything. I had quite a lot of responsibility, and led a team of few people. And I realised that I would enjoy a career in Health and Safety off shore.

What did you learn and what skills have you gained during your placement?

I improved my communication and leadership skills, and learned tons about safety.  Moreover, I enhanced my practical skills such as welding, cutting steel.....

What advice would you give to other students?

Do not sit at home the whole summer and apply for an internship :)