Hannah Hay

What, No Cars?? - July 23, 2010

One of the first things I’m asked after telling someone that I’m currently working for Rolls-Royce is “I bet they have good company cars!” – or something along those lines… After the first couple times of this happening and a few confusion covered smiles later, I decided it was time to learn a little history… [...]

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Isinglass Restaurant -

 Isinglass – “a substance obtained from the dried swim bladders of fish. It is a form of collagen used mainly for the clarification of wine and beer. It can also be cooked into a paste for specialized gluing purposes.” (Thanks Wiki!) It is also a very nice Restaurant in Urmston that uses locally sourced seasonal [...]

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Best2Know - November 18, 2009

Best2Know – among others is a service provided to young people across Lancashire in support of sex and relationship education (SRE) in the world of public health. I spent the first half of my hours at the NHS researching the different services provided to young people. This resulted in many “this page has been blocked, [...]

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A Licence to… Build? - November 5, 2009

I am coming towards the end of my placement with Westinghouse and it has been quite an exciting time to be part of the licensing team. My days have been spent working between the Westinghouse head offices in Preston and the Rolls Royce offices in Warrington. I have meetings in various other places dropped in-between [...]

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Health Projects in Central Lancashire - August 5, 2009

I help with the sex and relationships education project for schools. I believe they are putting together a national / regional programme for schools and have done extensive research and know exactly what they want to teach. I am going out into the community to talk to the facilitators to see what kind of services [...]

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Westinghouse – Preston - July 23, 2009

My second placement is working at Westinghouse Electric Company in their UK Licensing team. Westinghouse is currently going through a Generic Design Application where the generic AP1000 design is assessed to UK standards. Once the design has been approved it will then be up to the utilities to take the design and go through another [...]

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Working with the Regulators -

My second placement is working at Westinghouse on the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) for the Westinghouse AP1000 reactor design (go to the HSE website for more information of the application process). This project means I am in constant contact with the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate – the regulators for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The [...]

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The other side of the rainbow: Hannah Hay - March 31, 2009

For each secondment we commit 10% of our time to corporate social responsibility work. At the moment I’ve been working in schools as a Science & Engineering Ambassador… but if anyone had told me a few months ago that I would be teaching science classes to seven to nine year olds… well, I would have [...]

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Starting: Hannah Hay - March 30, 2009

I started, like all the new graduates, with a three week training course. This helped familiarise me with the industry and get to know the other graduates. We did a lot in that time. Met important people in the industry, went on an exciting out-of-bounds course (this included climbing up very high poles), we played [...]

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Applying: Hannah Hay - March 27, 2009

When I applied for nucleargraduates it looked like it had everything I wanted. It was interesting, it had industry wide experiences, it offered the chance to travel. And of course it had good pay. Luckily, it has really lived up to that promise. I joined the scheme after graduating from the University of Leeds with [...]

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