One of the highlights of my placement was running my own research project — it’s something I really enjoyed. This placement has given me a clear vision of the profession I would like to pursue and I’m looking forward to consulting roles in environmental science.
This placement will help me get a full-time job — the experiences I have gained are incredibly valuable. I’m now aware of the job market and the skills employers are looking for so having a year’s worth of experience under my belt will boost my resume.
There are many reasons to do a professional placement. One of the most important is that the experience gives you a clearer vision of your career. The time I’ve spent working at BGS has helped me realise that I’m more inclined towards engineering science than applied science. I don’t feel as though I would have gotten that clarity with study alone — going into the real world will help you realise what you really want to do.