Adam Kennett recently joined Endpoint as an industrial design placement student from Brunel University, as part of a 4-year sandwich course.
Since starting his degree in 2014, Adam has developed his passion for design and wants to expand his knowledge further, while gaining experience in a professional design company.
Recruiting placement students is just one of the many educational activities run by Endpoint each year, as part of our Student Placement Programme. The programme gives students the opportunity to apply the theory gained during their studies into the practical experience they receive with us. Their experience at Endpoint helps to improve both their soft and technical skills, which adds value in their studies.
The programme not only benefits the students, but also benefits us because they bring a fresh new perspective and ideas into the workplace and it’s an opportunity to grow our talent pool, in addition to helping them to gain employability skills. Each placement student has a dedicated manager, who mentors and supports them throughout their development at Endpoint.
“Choosing a course that allowed me to undertake work placement was important for me because as well as academic achievements, I can also gain practical experience on live projects. Another benefit is that it’s providing me with real-world experience and will help to set me apart from other graduates when applying for jobs after University. I’m looking forward to the next 12 months at Endpoint, as I know it will be a learning curve with challenges along the way, but I’m excited to get working,” said Adam.
The positive feedback we receive from work placements students has played a key role in us continuing and improving the programme and offering full-time employment to a number of the placement students.
Whilst working at Endpoint, Adam will be using his in-depth knowledge of design and practical skills gained at University and implementing them on his projects. Currently he is developing a flexible signage family for a global client using skills such as 3D design, solidworks modelling and practical model making.
After his placement year with us, Adam will return to University to complete the remainder of his course.