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Year in Industry case study: Ross Gardner at Wilde Analysis

12 August 2016

Ross Gardner at his placement

School of Engineering undergraduate Ross Gardner has found his Year in Industry placement at Wilde Analysis to have provided valuable insight into the world of professional engineering as well as a great many career-boosting benefits.

Ross arrived at the Cheshire-based advanced engineering analyst firm in August 2015 to fulfil the Year in Industry placement which forms a key part of his studies at Cardiff University.

As part of his placement, Ross has received training in leading engineering software and become actively involved with multiple projects, ranging from hyper elastic seal modelling to buckling analysis of large scale anaerobic digester tanks.

Ross says that the experience of working with Wilde’s engineers and gaining technical and business-related skills has been “thoroughly enjoyable”.

“I have gained so much knowledge in the process, not only about simulation analysis but also on a wide range of industries through the projects I have worked on.

“My colleagues have been extremely friendly and welcoming throughout the year, making sure I get the most out of my time here. I believe the skills and experiences I have gained at Wilde will benefit me greatly in my University studies as well as providing me a strong starting point for my career.”

John Dennis, Wilde’s Technical Director, said that Ross had worked “exceptionally well within our engineering team here at Wilde.

“It is a very rewarding experience for the company to see promising young engineers developing their skills whilst they are with us. For the individual trainee engineer, this is a wonderful opportunity to absorb and develop valuable technical and business related skills. This truly is a situation where everyone wins.”

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