Network75 Students July Success Stories!

August 4, 2016

Sean and Oliver were both celebrating in July after receiving awards for their hard work!

Sean Carroll

Sean’s 1st Class Finish!

Sean Carroll graduated in July with a BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronics degree from the University of South Wales, after completing his Network75 Traineeship with his host company Zodiac Aerospace in Cwmbran.

Sean not only graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree, 5 years of relevant work experience in industry, and no student debt but he also won the Course Excellence Award for his academic achievement and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Prize for his Dissertation project work.

Sean now intends on pursuing his MSc and becoming a Chartered Engineer in the very near future.

Sean has been a model student on the Network75 scheme since joining in 2011 after completing a BTEC National Diploma in Electrical Engineering at Coleg Gwent’s Crosskeys College. He has consistently performed at the highest level not only in University but also on placement with Zodiac Aerospace.

Network75 wish him every success in what we are confident will be a very bright future!







Oliver James

Oliver’s £57,000 Saving!

Oliver James is a year 4 Network75 student also studying the BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic degree at the University of South Wales.

Oliver was recently presented with a Commendation Award for his work on the EFEM Merge in Transit project by his host company SPTS Technologies. The project’s main aims were to design and build test equipment to be shipped to America, allowing for testing to occur prior to products being dispatched to SPTS. The use of the test equipment bridged the gap between the product supplied and the SPTS Test Specification, removing the requirement to re-test EFEMs at SPTS in Newport. By doing so this has freed up Test Engineer time and saved the company approximately £57,000 per year!

Network75 were invited to SPTS’ ontinuous Improvement Event held on Thursday 28 July 2016 at SPTS’ Facility in Newport. It was a great opportunity to find out more about the project work undertaken by Oliver and his colleagues; the highlight of the day was seeing Oliver presented with his award!

Oliver enters his final year on the Network75 scheme in September and we are looking forward to seeing what other great projects he undertakes over the next academic year.

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