university: University of Birmingham
Course: MEng Electrical & Electronics Engineering
What appeals to you about Electronics?
Electronics is a fantastic mix of hardware and software, working with both sides can keep projects continuously fun and interesting. As it is a wide field of engineering, there are always new things to learn about. Electronics is a rapidly developing field, even in the few years of studying I observed many new technologies developed and I like to be at that forefront of technology as well.
Why I chose Beko
Beko is one of the biggest whitegoods brand in the UK; when an opportunity to work in the R&D Centre, I knew this would be a fantastic opportunity to understand the importance of research contributing to the end consumer product. Moreover, being in a R&D exposed me to a wide variety of projects and fields of engineering.
My placement and its value
Working in research and development meant that there was a lot of freedom of how I tackle my projects. I had the opportunity to work with many new sensor technologies and develop software for the use case, as well as implementing machine learning for data analysis. The projects I worked on gave me a great understanding of how the theory I learnt in University translates to real work use. Furthermore, learning about how the R&D Centre runs and how the projects run from initial ideas to completion was incredibly intriguing.
Outside of working and university, I like to play video games, play frisbee with my friends, or work on my own projects.