Placements changing perspectives for hose and fittings business

In this week’s blog Rebecca Galley, Managing Director of Hydroscand UK, discusses her experience of hosting a University of Nottingham postgraduate researcher on a placement with the company. The placement was funded by UKRI ESRC Accelerating Business Collaboration. Hydroscand is a family owned business operating in 20 countries. Present in the UK since 2002, we …

The importance of taking the initiative

In this week’s blog Elliot Ogbechina talks about his placement at Hubl Logistics Limited. One of the things that I looked forward to during my master’s degree experience in the UK was an international work experience.  This was why I was excited to hear about Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) at a careers event. I immediately …

Making time out of no-time

This week’s PPN placements blog comes from Mario A. Castro-Rojas, an MBA candidate at University of Nottingham. As a professional in marketing and digital business with more than 10 years of experience, my career cannot just stop. Coming from Colombia to spend one year in the U.K. seemed crazy for many of my friends, family …

Keeping postgraduate talent within the county

This week’s blog comes from placement host Mike Burgass at Biodiversify: a conservation consultancy which advises a range of private, public and third sector clients who want to act for nature. At Biodiversify we are passionate about saving nature and passionate about the role of the private sector in helping nature recover. We help a …

Working in the Health and Fitness Industry during Lockdown

This week we hear from Nick Ratnarajah about his PPN postgraduate placement with Reformer Studio. During the Summer Term of 2020, I had the opportunity to work as Corporate Wellness Ambassador for The Reformer Studio, a position created in collaboration with Postgraduate Placements Nottingham. What started out as a role aimed at expanding the studio’s …

New development opportunities for health professionals thanks to remote working

This week’s blog comes from Roberto Berardi who did a Researcher Academy PPN postgraduate placement at Veintrain ltd using his digital marketing and video editing skills. After the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, getting internship opportunities was influenced by the local and national economic struggles that are happening in the UK.  In …

Discovering yourself through doing a placement

This week we hear from Uche Ugwu about the experience of doing a Researcher Academy postgraduate placement during the Covid-19 lockdown. I first heard about the Researcher Academy’s Postgraduate Placements from the university’s representative in my country, Nigeria. She encouraged me to make the most of my time in Nottingham by taking advantage of all the …

An ‘Agile’ Placement

This week we hear from Chidiogo Mbonu about the experience of doing a postgraduate placement during the Covid-19 lockdown. I heard about The Graduate School’s Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) from someone in the Electrical Engineering department. I wanted to make the most of my time in Nottingham and didn’t want to focus solely on academia. …

Giving Back to Society

This week Ramon P. Maluping, a PhD student on the Graduate School managed BBSRC DTP programme, reports on his 3-month Professional Internship (PIPS). I already had a stable career in veterinary microbiology and diagnostics when I decided to go back to university, so it was a decision that I took very seriously.  My goals in …

A breath of fresh air

This week we hear from Alexander Pritchard, a researcher in the Graduate School managed BBSRC Doctoral Training Centre, about his Professional Internship Placement (PIP). The main target of my placement was to gain experience in a different lab environment with a completely different focus. The second goal for me was to do a placement in …