After a rewarding year of working with our two interns, Samjhana Fernandez and Tiffany McLaughlin-Beeston, the BioCote® team say goodbye to both of them as they progress into their final year at Coventry University from September. Following a particularly challenging placement year due to the pandemic, our interns share their thoughts on their work placement and the new experiences and skills they have gained, which we trust will better prepare them for their course back at Coventry University and a graduate job thereafter.
We have asked our Microbiology Intern Tiffany to reflect on what she has learnt whilst on placement at BioCote®: “Through weekly testing, I have been able to improve my skills in microbiology and learned about the endless applications of antimicrobial technology. I have learned many things that I did not see in practice at university. This included general lab maintenance as well as the importance of strict quality control such as environmental monitoring and the QC of consumables, which I have loved being a huge part of. This has definitely prepared me for my final year of university and has provided me with so many skills to take into a graduate job thereafter”.
Samjhana says about her experience of working in the Marketing Department at BioCote® as Social Media and Content Intern: “Working for a business that targets manufacturers in many diverse industries has given me a strong understanding of B2B marketing and the importance of efficient internal communication with the company’s different departments to offer the best service to our clients. My time at BioCote® has not only given me real work experience in content management and digital marketing, but I have managed to hone my skills and technical abilities in several areas ranging from creative design to analysing digital statics”.
If you are still exploring the idea of completing a work placement as part of your degree, we have asked Tiffany to give us her advice to a student considering a placement, “Definitely do a placement! The experience you can gain from doing a placement is so worthwhile and definitely gives you more skills and confidence to take into your final year of university”.
As we prepare to welcome three new interns into the business, we wish Tiffany and Samjhana the best of luck in their final studies and wish them every success in their career journey thereafter; we know they will do amazingly!
Here at BioCote®, we look forward to working with a team of enthusiastic and specialised individuals. Check regularly our social media channels to find our vacancies and find out more about our business..