This week we had a welcome addition to our engineering team at Taunton in form of the lovely Harry Safe, a final year student at Bridgwater College, who joined us for work experience.
Name: Harry Safe
Course: Level 3 Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
How did you get the work experience at Rotec?
I was looking at the local companies and since my parents know Paul Prouse (Managing Director), I send him an email asking about any opportunities and he agreed to take me on for a week.
Is this the only work experience you are doing?
Could you guide me through your week at Rotec?
On Monday I was with Richard Renfree, working on Solidworks, designing disc brakes. On Tuesday I was with Dan Foster, doing electrical work on winching systems. On Thursday I was with Matt Cooke, testing release valves and taking apart flow control valves and today, I am building brackets for the winches I worked on on Tuesday.
Yes, yesterday was pretty good, hands – on work.
So you prefer hands-on work to for example design?
Yes, both are good, but yes, definitely prefer the more hands on work.
Do you feel the experience benefited you, if so, how?
Definitely benefitted me, it’s a bit of an eye-opener really, it gives me an idea of what’s it actually like to work in the industry, instead of just not knowing anything about the work places.
What are your future career plans?
I am working on getting enough UCAS points to allow me to enter the RAF as an officer, which is what I want to do.