Our Year in Industry student for 2018-2019, George Ellis, tells us about his time at Atlas Copco Power Technique.
What made you choose Atlas Copco for your placement? I’ve always wanted to get involved in the construction industry and I’d heard great things about Atlas Copco products, so it felt like a no brainer to choose Atlas Copco. This was also reaffirmed when I saw Atlas Copco was offering a placement in marketing, which is the course I am studying at university.
What were your expectations of your placement before you started? I wasn’t sure what to expect before starting my placement because working in an office 9-5, Monday to Friday, was so different to what I was used to, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it.
What have you enjoyed the most during your time with us? I have enjoyed working with the people here, because everyone has been so helpful and friendly.
What has been the biggest highlight of your time with us? One of my biggest highlights was organising one of our biggest shows for the year - Executive Hire Show. It took a lot of coordination working with contractors, staff and the show itself. When it all came together I was thrilled.
What will you take away with you? There are numerous things I can take away from my experience at Atlas Copco, but the ones that first come to mind are the great opportunities I’ve had to get hands on with digital marketing, working within a team and developing my organisation skills.