Sam Edlin of QinetiQ is the focus of The Five Club Case Study this week. Find out more about his day to day role as a graduate in the Maritime division:
Name: Sam Edlin
Position: Maritime Graduate
Started: September 2013
Studied: Systems Engineering MEng at Loughborough University
I joined QinetiQ and the Maritime Graduate Scheme in September this year. The scheme lasts for 18 months and is designed to give graduates a taste of the range of areas that the Maritime Division has to offer by running 6, 3-month placements in the division. I am currently on my first placement in Maritime Communications. In January I will be moving to a new area of Maritime where I will be joining the Naval Combat Systems group.
The work I do day-to-day is varied, one day I could be testing some equipment on a submarine, the next I could be back at my office in Portsdown Technology Park working with customers for future developments.
In addition to my work in the graduate scheme I am looking to continue my professional development and gain chartered engineer status. QinetiQ has already provided my with some great opportunities and experiences, I look forward to an exciting career!