Manufacturing Careers - advice, tips and insights
Nuria took part in an International Trainee Program with KONE, and supported the Business Development team. During the 3 months she spent in Singapore, Nuria worked on 2 projects in which she worked on customer retention.
A Typical Day at KONE
“I was lucky to not have many typical days at KONE. This was mainly because my role required me to be in touch with stakeholders from different countries and departments, and this made the days so rich and different from each other. As a trainee, I a...
Lead Account Representative
Noel, Lead Account Representative for the Dow Chemical Company, works with customers with the target of increasing and defending market share.
He notes he was successful due to “work experience and the module choices [he took during college, which included entrepreneurial and marketing.]” He adds, “the societies I was a part of helped differentiate me from others applying to the same roles.”
“After graduation,” Noel says, “I worked for a startup company in London that...
Alex, project engineer at McLaren Automotive in Surrey, England, shares advice for current students investigating possible careers post-graduation.
“I wish that I had taken the option to complete a year in industry. Lots of my friends took the option and it gave them a fresh outlook and, at the same time, they managed to make some savings before completing their course. Placements are a great chance to secure a job to go back to once you complete your degree.”
Alex did not start out in her c...
Manager, Product Design Team
Matthew, a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Stanford University, is an iPhone Product Design Team member. He has worked on the iPhone 4, 4S, 5S, 6+, SE, and others. He has worked for the last seven years at Apple, and splits his time between Cupertino and China.
While in Cupertino, Matthew works with engineering teams on the iPhone’s antenna, acoustics, and thermals. He works very hard to make the best possible product for Apple’s consumers. At any given time, he could be problem solvin...
Bioforce Graduate Trainee
Senja started working last August in UPM Bioforce Graduate Trainee program in the UPM Raflatac Strategy Development team. Throughout the course of the interview, Senja tells us about UPM and its various business areas. She then discusses her experiences within the recruitment process and gives some tips for anyone being interviewed for a job, followed by general career advice.
About the Company
UPM is a global forest-based industry business originally based in Finland. It is made up of six b...