May, 2011

Pay attention. I shall say this only once - May 25, 2011

I heard a sound-bite today and it sums up this placement rather well: “All the inadequacies of an organisation manifest themselves in manufacturing” Something else I heard that doesn’t really mean much, but is entertaining nonetheless: “Somedays you’re the statue and others you’re the pigeon.” Go figure

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Lessons Learnt - May 20, 2011

Do NOT organise a project initiation meeting which takes place on the last week of your secondment. Seriously, don’t do it.

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Ready For A New Challenge - May 12, 2011

Well I’m coming to the end of my first secondment and I’m looking forward to the new challenge.  Although this secondment has been useful, I feel that the next one based down in Cornwall will be a greater learning opportunity. As mentioned I will be down in Cornwall.  I can’t wait to be down there, [...]

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Industry and the Environment - May 3, 2011

Up until now I’ve had another couple of graduates hold my hand at STEM events. I was contacted by my local STEM co-ordinator to see if I was interested in speaking to some high school students about how different industries impact the environment…..I anxiously agreed. I did attempt to pursuade Ben to join me but he [...]

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