Student wins graduate place with Landrover
A Bangor graduate who is a Landrover enthusiast will be taking up a position with the firm this summer. Masters of Electronic Engineering graduate Robin Boyd credits his time at Bangor for helping him to ‘think like an engineer,’ and will soon be putting all he’s learned into practice as a Product Development Engineer.
Robin said, “My degree has helped me to think like an engineer, which means that I now think about and tackle problems in a totally different way to when I began my degree. Studying Engineering at Bangor is more than a degree… it is also a state of mind!”
In addition to his studies, Robin kept himself busy at university through his involvement with the Stage Crew which helps out several of the university societies. He also brought his own antique Landrover with him to Bangor.
Robin added, “I am really looking forward to my new job at Landrover. I will be taking a graduate position as a Product development Engineer so I will be involved with research, development and testing of the latest vehicles. I not only get to use my degree but to also indulge my passion for Landrovers!”
“I will be based in Warwickshire and I will be soon be moving there as I begin my contract in September. The graduate interview process meant I had to do take internet based psychometric tests in the first round and once I was successfully through the first stage I had to undertake lots of other types of tests, give a presentation, do a team exercise, role play and also have an interview. The overall extra curricular experience at Bangor really helped give me the confidence to get through all these tests and helped me to deal with people.”
Whilst at Bangor Robin, was also involved in the Enterprise by Design competition, where he was part of a team of students who were tasked with designing, marketing and pitching a new product. Robin’s team eventually won the competition.
Robin said, “Enterprise by Design was great as I was able to work with fellow students from a range of different disciplines. This really enriched my University experience as working as part of a team enabled each of us to work to our own strengths.”
Publication date: 10 July 2011