"I particularly liked that while part of a large company, Infineon’s UK office is not big, so it allowed me to stand out and be well supported on a personal level."

Rebecca

Rebecca

What appeals to me about Electronics

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in computers and understanding how they work. Since I enjoyed studying Maths and Physics at school, studying electronics seemed like the perfect choice. It provides a wide range of career opportunities with many different areas to go into. So many life-changing technological advancements have happened within my relatively short lifetime, it is exciting to think I could contribute to future developments by pursuing a career in electronics.

Why I chose Infineon

I loved learning about embedded processing at university, so I chose to apply for a scholarship with Infineon to get experience in this area. When I visited the office for my interview, I was given an exceptionally warm welcome and immediately felt comfortable. I knew straight away it would be an environment I would be happy working in. I particularly liked that while part of a large company, Infineon’s UK office is not big, so it allowed me to stand out and be well supported on a personal level.

My placement and its value

During my 12-month placement I worked on developing a performance simulator of a system-on-chip. I also enjoyed getting involved in some outreach work, supporting a group of A-Level students with an Arduino based project. During my summer placement I joined the TriCore™ design team, where I built upon and developed my processor design skills. During both my placements I have worked on projects where I could make meaningful and useful contributions. These projects have also provided me with knowledge and technical awareness I could not gain from university.

I have thoroughly enjoyed all the work I have done at Infineon. I cannot possibly describe everything I have learnt but I look forward to applying it in the remainder of my degree and in my future career. Throughout my time at Infineon, everybody I’ve talked to has been nothing but friendly and supportive, only adding to my enjoyment.

My interests

In my spare time I enjoy hiking; some of my favourite places I’ve been hiking are the Table Mountain National Park, Snowdonia and the Shropshire Hills. I also enjoy getting out on my mountain bike. I have recently restarted learning how to play guitar, but I’m not very good yet!