Two summer students at BitBox!
BitBox values its relationships with colleges and its ability to provide experience to nurture young electronics engineering talent. Over the summer, the company welcomed two summer students.
The first is Andrew Cottrell, 19, a first year student at the University of Surrey studying Electronics Engineering. Andrew met Managing Director Quentin Lister during the Southampton University Student Robotics competition.
It delights Andrew to have a summer job with BitBox where he can see the entire production cycle from design to manufacture, and watch finished products go out the door to customers. He believes experience of production will help him design awesome electronic products which are relatively easy to produce.
Andrew wants to be a Design Engineer and has an ambition to “design something cool”.
Potential to Fly High
Tom Oldbury, 18, left Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke, this year and is off to Leeds University to study – guess what? Electronics Engineering! Tom has designed products of his own and initially contacted BitBox to discuss manufacturing. Like Andrew, Tom met Quentin through the robotics competition and benefited from the MD’s advice and knowledge.
Tom finds BitBox interesting and is very impressed with the company. He is comfortable here and feels he can express his unusual design ideas. Tom finds design more interesting than production although he’s happy being involved in all aspects of the company. With his hobby in model aircraft flying via video camera (FPV), Tom wants a career in electronics engineering in the high-end market such as test equipment and aerospace applications. Tom could change the face of UK electronics engineering and design.
The mutual benefits he sees from working with the students delights BitBox Managing Director, Quentin Lister. He commented “They bring us new insights into upcoming markets and we can show them the true nitty gritty of an unusual UK company which works from the conceptual design of a new electronic product right through to its manufacture and dispatch”.
It’s a win-win for everyone.