Our current placement students took-over the Ulster University (UU) careers Instagram account this week to show what a typical day working at eakin® is like. At eakin® placement students are an important part of the team and gain invaluable hands on experience in their chosen field, this allowed us to give local students a real feel for our business.
A core value at eakin® is to grow through fair partnerships, providing support for mutual benefit. One of the ways we do this is through partnering with local universities to offer a placement year for 3rd year students.
The placement students work on real projects, carrying out business critical work that helps the company succeed. But it isn’t just the company that benefits; the students gain a wide range of experience in their chosen field, giving them a strong advantage when it comes to applying for their first graduate role.
Glen is a student at Ulster University on the Interactive Multimedia course, who is with us for his placement year as our digital marketing assistant.
“ My job is to help implement the digital marketing strategy. I get to work across a lot of areas including video, social media, design and websites. The experience I am getting will give me a great portfolio to help kick start my career after graduation.”
This year we have also had a placement student working with us as a Product Development Engineer. Sinead is studying Biomedical Engineering at Ulster University and is half-way through her placement year. Sinead has been part of the Research and Development (R&D) team working on several innovation projects.
“I support both the design and mechanical teams, this can be through CAD designing, prototyping, testing etc. But most importantly learning as I go along, picking up invaluable skills that will help me in my studies and my future career.”
We are currently recruiting for our placement students for 2020-21 across four different business areas:
- Digital marketing assistant
- Formulation R&D
- HR assistant
- Product development R&D
Full details and how to apply are on our vacancies page.
If you missed it, you can watch our Instagram takeover here.