The ‘not so secret’ diary of Ed Clark – Episode 3

It’s that time of the month again; this the third instalment of my intern Blog. Wow where has that time gone?

I’ve now finished my first month and a bit with the ITL logistics department and have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far. The project that I have been set up with has really taken me out of my “comfort zone”, where I have had to use knowledge gained at university while quickly learning much more about plastic polymers, thanks in a big way to Afqad; our resident materials scientist who has very nicely given me several science lessons and has been very patient with me as I have delved into the world of thermoplastics and injection moulding.

The work that I’m doing with our plastic materials will fit nicely with my trip to our facilities and suppliers in China, which is just over a month away now.

As Autumn is now very much upon us, I think the largest adjustment that I have had to make has been getting used to getting up and going to work while it is still dark outside! It’s certainly not something that I’m particularly used to having spent my last two years at university.

Having spent more time this month looking at our parts and products I have gained a lot more knowledge of our products and of manufacturing as a whole which is something I value very highly. So I leave you now looking forward to moving on with my work on plastic purchasing and my impending trip to China.

Edward Clark, Industrial Placement. 14/10/13

Edward Clark, Industrial Placement