At this year's Careers and Placement Fair, several placements students returned to campus to talk about the success of the company they were working for. One such student was Jack Twigger, undertaking his third year placement from his engineering course with Height for Hire.
Jack spoke about his desire to get involved with the hands on side of engineering, taking his theoretical learning out into the work place. Height for Hire gave him the chance to do just that.
"I've had the chance to work from the ground up, testing my skills and knowledge in lots of different fields." said Jack, "I've helped turn a fifty tonne truck from off of its side; operated lifts, and worked as part of the ground team taking a spanner to things. I feel that Height for Hire has given me lots of skills that I wouldn't have learnt on another placement."
As Height for Hire is based across the country, there are lots of opportunities to work in all parts of their industry. Jack gave his advice about working for the company on a placement: "Apply as early as possible and plan ahead from travel purposes to Ireland!"
Along with Jack on the Careers Fair stand was colleague Denise, who has worked for Height for Hire for three and a half years. She commented that, "The best thing about working at Height for Hire is how diverse it is - no two days are the same, and with a variety of different tasks, there's always plenty of challenge."
After finishing his placement, Jack will be returning to Harper Adams to complete his degree. In coming to Harper Adams, Jack said that the university has enabled him to "make the right connections" through networking events and fellow students that have opened doors to many opportunities.
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