Helping our Community – Work Experience

In February, we were delighted to have Robert Malkin join us at WGM Engineering for a week of work experience. Currently, in his second year of his HND studying Mechanical Engineering at Forth Valley College. Robert has been accepted into the third year of the Heriot-Watt Engineering Degree Programme. Prior to the commencement of his Degree Programme, he wanted to further develop his understanding of the practical applications of engineering and we were only too happy to help!

During his week of work experience, Robert spent time with our Engineered Solutions team, learning about the design of steel structures, assembling pumps and safe use of systems. Spending time with our fabrication team, we demonstrated how to create a 3D model of a live tender project using Tekla structure software. We also created a stainless steel badge of the amateur football team he plays with as a memento of the week he spent with us!

At the end of his week of work experience, Robert had the following to say:

I found my week of work experience highly beneficial in terms of developing my knowledge and understanding of the operations and functions of pumps, but most importantly providing me with an insight into all of the work that WGM Engineering completes.

The week spent at WGM Engineering has helped to further increase my interest in all aspects of engineering and I was particularly interested in the design of steel structures, manufacturing processes (i.e. plasma cutting), pump design and assembly, and the safety systems utilised by the company.

I am extremely thankful to the team at WGM for looking after me and teaching me a huge amount in a small space of time. I also appreciated how supportive and friendly the team were towards me and I am thankful for the amount of time they each dedicated to helping me.

Once again, thank you for a superb week and I wish you all the best for the future” 

Our Engineered Solutions Director, Ian Farrell, had the following to say about Robert,

“If Robert continues his career in Engineering with the enthusiasm and keenness he displayed over his time at WGM he will enjoy huge success.

He showed a great drive to learn all about the many areas of WGM, including Fabrication, Engineering Design, Pump Repair and Electrical Safety.

We will be keeping in touch with Robert throughout his studies and continue to support and aid his development.” 

Well Done Robert, we look forward to seeing you soon!