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Network75 20th Birthday

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Network75 caught up with Claudia and Holly at Barratt Homes.

Find out how Claudia's career has progressed at Barratt Homes post Network75 including her role as mentor to Holly and how Holly has settled in to the scheme since she joined in 2019.

As part of their placement with  NHS Wales Shared Service Partnership, Aran and Rebecca were given the opportunity to work on the new £350m Grange University Hospital in Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran whilst it was under construction. 

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History of Network75

20 Years Timeline

As Network75 celebrates its 20th Birthday, we remember key events from the past 20 years.







Network75 celebrates its 20th birthday during the 2020-21 academic year. The scheme was created in September 2000 by Steve Thomas and Steve Lloyd who at the time were lecturers in engineering at the University of Glamorgan. The scheme was initially a European Social Fund (ESF) project. The idea was to encourage more students to study mechanical engineering and the target was to have 15 students in each year for 5 years, a Network of 75 engineers. In 2005 the first Network75 business graduate Louise Hawker joined the team. Once ESF funding ended in 2006 the scheme continued as a self-funded model. The scheme has grown in popularity since then, the degree areas on offer have grown to 12 degrees across the Faculty of Computing Engineering and Science and the Faculty of Business and Society. To date there are close to 170 current students in 70 companies across South Wales.  

Network75 Graduates

Here are just some of our Network75 graduates and memories from the past 20 years.