Excellence in Engineering

Work Experience


Please note that unfortunately we have no placements left for 2017. 

Crofton believes it is important to invest time and training in young people from the very beginning of their career; allowing them to develop their interest in science and maths, and gain the skills necessary to pursue a career in engineering. That is why we have offered work experience placements for 15-18 year olds in London and Kent since the company’s inception in 2000.

As part of a two week summer placement with Crofton, students shadow a senior member of the team to get a taster for what a career in engineering entails. The student has the opportunity to gain an understanding of how an engineering consultancy functions, as well as experiencing daily life in an office environment.

Typical activities a student may undertake during their time with us include working with AUTOCAD technical drawing package and learning other specific calculation packages; and working on basic drawing and mechanical / electrical / structural design calculations in relation to a specific set project.

Students that have undertaken work experience with Crofton, have reported to have an enjoyable time: "It has been an extremely informative, useful and fun couple of weeks at Crofton and I look forward to a future in this industry.” 

 

Case Study: Max Foster (Wilmington Grammar School, Kent) 

I was partnered with an electrical engineer, who taught me about the different powers of lights, light fluctuations, lighting designs and how to ensure that the light is distributed equally around the room.

I enjoyed using a special CAD programme, which installed light fittings for any building which you input into it. I was given a two story office building, where I had to choose and install the lights for every room. This was very interesting as not many rooms are the same shape so the patterns of light fittings are always changing. After this, I had to circuit up all of the light fittings to light sensors and light switches.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my ten days with Crofton Design, and would hope to be in contact with them some time soon.


Please note that unfortunately we have no placements left for 2017.