Convert Energy: Work Experience
William Keeling, School of Politics and International Relations, undertook a research placement with Canterbury-based renewable energy company Convert Energy. The EP team dropped into their office to find out what he had got up to.
William let us know that he had been given a lot of freedom with the project. The task was to search for possible business leads off the coast of the UK and report on potential projects and clients for Convert Energy to pursue. He was left to his own devices and given the chance to tackle problems he encountered and find his own creative solutions.
It was this freedom to organise his own project which William enjoyed the most. He had the chance to learn about a sector that he was unfamiliar with and gain experience that he could take with him after graduation.
David Browne, Director of Convert Energy, said he was impressed by William’s “self-motivation and desire to succeed.” He explained that Will had gone above and beyond expectation and been an invaluable addition to the company.
William aims for a career in Diplomatic Services within Climate Change Negotiation but is also considering consultancy as research as a valuable possible path.
For more information on Convert Energy’s involvement with the EP scheme and the rewards they offered, please see here.