Thinking About A Future in Engineering?

March 2, 2017

Network75 is experiencing high demand for Engineering students by our Host Companies. Our 2017 Engineering cohort has the potential to be the biggest we've ever had!

Network75 has an established and well known background in Engineering; in fact they were the first courses offered when the scheme was born way back in 2000! The 2017/18 academic year is set to be a great year for Engineering, with a large number of our host companies declaring an interest in offering applicants the opportunity to undertake a fully funded degree with a work placement through Network75. Below are the current placements we have available for September 2017; our placements page is updated regularly and we expect the list of placements to grow over the coming weeks

    Mechanical Engineering
    • Fluidmaster
    • GEAES
    • GOS Tool & Engineering Services
    • HTP
    • Markes International
    • Network Rail
    • Nuaire
    • PCI Services
    • TT Electronics

Network75 students have the opportunity to graduate with an honours degree, 5 years of industry experience, and £0 student debt. Due to their industry experience and qualifications Network75 Engineering Graduates are highly employable and have high earning potential with starting salaries of around £30,000/year. Whilst on placement Network75 students are able to get involved in major projects gaining experience ranging from design to site based work. Network75 students have a history of being involved in some of Wales' most high profile construction and engineering projects. These are just a few examples of the projects our current students are involved in:

Our students have also worked on projects further afield, Rhys one of our Mechanical Engineering students has seen a Modular Beam which he designed from start to finish used on the London Bridge Station upgrade. Rhys designed the beam using CAD plus calculations and FEA stress analysis tests to ensure it was capable of lifting 32 tonnes. He was fortunate enough to travel to London to watch the beam in action. He watched it being used with two 250 Kirow Rail Cranes and witnessed it completing three successful switch and crossing assembly lifts - an amazing experience for a 21 year old student! Rhys initially thought having control of his own individual project was a daunting task but as the project developed so did his confidence and he really enjoyed following the project through to completion. The end product was a massive achievement for him.

Inset: Rhys Howells Network75 Trainee, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering at G.O.S Tool & Engineering Services Ltd, Blaenavon.


To find out more about our students experiences on the scheme visit our Meet Our Students page as well as our News page.


If you are thinking about pursuing a career in Engineering, are or have undertaken A Levels or BTEC Level 3 in relevant subjects then we want to hear from you! Information on how to apply as well as an application form can be found on our How to Apply page.

We are happy to answer any question prospective applicants have via phone 01443 482 203 or email network75@southwales.ac.uk

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