As part of our CSR strategy at GeoSLAM we are continuing to engage with Universities to develop meaningful partnerships. Some of our work involves joint research projects, access to a leadership course and giving HR expertise around interview skills for undergraduates. Another great success has been providing internships for Marina, James and Sarah from Nottingham University.
Sarah Roggendorf is a Maths PhD student and has a BSc and MSc in Maths. Sarah explained, ‘I have always been interested in the interplay between maths and engineering. I now have a good understanding how the skills I have acquired as part of my degree in Maths can be useful in an engineering environment and I have experienced what it is like to work in research and development for a private company’
James Whalley has a First Class MPhys in Theoretical Physics from the University of Nottingham and was an intern after he graduated. He is now employed as a Junior Software Engineer. James said, ‘GeoSLAM offered me a role which was designed to fit my skills and I knew it was a position I would find interesting. The internship was challenging, but ultimately I enjoyed that I wasn’t micromanaged and got to make a real contribution to the company. This is exactly what I wanted from a graduate job. I felt I fit into the company well, so I was keen to return after graduating.’
Marina Ivanow was an intern in the Marketing Team. She is about to enter her third year of a BSc in Finance, Accountancy and Management. Marina said., ‘There is a lot of pressure to apply for the huge companies with extremely long and difficult application processes. I believe that applying through the Nottingham University Internship Scheme and working for a company where you can truly be part of a team and make a difference is much more of a valuable experience. Do the internship you want to do, not just because it looks good on paper. The experience I gained at GeoSLAM helped boost my confidence and was really positive.’
For information about internships, graduate schemes and current vacancies visit our careers page.