Profile interview: Charlotte Cooper, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Student

Profile interview: Charlotte Cooper, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Student

Here, we cast the spotlight on Charlotte, still completing her studies, and definitely a rising star and one of the ‘next generation’ – hopefully at BGEN.

What are you studying and where?

“I am currently studying electrical and electronic engineering at University College London (UCL).”

When are you set to graduate?

“June 2026.”

Why a career in engineering?

“During my time in school, maths and sciences were my favourite subjects, and I saw engineering as a natural progression. I love the range of roles available in this sector – it isn’t just one path.”

What have you done during your time at BGEN?

“I have spent time across many departments, from design to international to technology. I’ve visited several customer sites, workshops, and other offices. Throughout this, I have experienced planning, cost control, and estimating, to name but a few.  And I even terminated my first cable!”

How were you able to apply the knowledge you have developed during your studies at BGEN?

“During my time at BGEN the phrases and techniques I have learnt in my studies have become understandable. “

What have you most enjoyed at BGEN?

“I have really enjoyed interacting with so many departments and people, and I now understand that there are so many career paths I can take. Site visits at Diageo Runcorn and one of BGEN’s pharmaceutical clients were a highlight. “

What advice would you give to other students going on a placement?

“Go for it!

“Going on a placement has been an eye-opening experience. A placement at a company like BGEN, where everyone is there to assist and help you to gain a better knowledge of how a company works and where a career in engineering can take you, will put you in a good position to decide how you want to progress your career.”

What’s next?

“Returning to my studies at UCL and hopefully a variety of further summer placements until I graduate from my degree. I am looking forward to applying everything I’ve learnt at BGEN into my studies!”

BGEN on Charlotte

“Charlotte came into the design office after serving her first year at university.  The placement was designed to help her gain real world experience in a design and build company. “

“Charlotte was confident in asking questions, a quick learner, and a real pleasure to have working in the office. We would be happy to have Charlotte in the design department again should she decide that she wants to specialise in this area.”

Shaun Goulden, Group Design Manager

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