SunWorks, the Jersey-based solar solutions specialist, has enjoyed the success of another bursary placement.
Dominic Neal, a Mechanical Engineering student at Harper Adams University, recently completed a three-week work experience with SunWorks as part of the scheme. Dominic was the successful shortlisted candidate from real-world style interview, where candidates are required to exchange in dialogue and explain why a placement at SunWorks is for them.
SunWorks have been providing solar solutions in Jersey for over 10 years. With experience and knowledge in solar photovoltaic (PV) Design, installation and maintenance, they launched their bursary scheme in 2022, to support Jersey students who may be considering a career in renewable energy.
During his time with SunWorks, Dominic was enthusiastic to get involved in all areas of the company, working alongside both the company’s design and installation team. Design based roles included attending site surveys, analysing energy usage data, in order to understand customers specific needs, and exercising his skills with specialist solar design tools to model solar panel designs on a 3D roof. Dominic was then tasked to join the installation team and electricians on the roofs and was able to assist in the complete residential solar photovoltaic installation process from start-to-finish.
Dominic comments: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my three-week work experience at SunWorks and have learned a number of skills which will help me in my professional career. I was impressed by the variety of works carried out by the company, demonstrating the versatility of its employees and management. The team made me feel welcome right-away and were proactive in explaining what they were doing and keen to get me involved and have a go.”
Mark Brandon, Managing Director and co-owner of SunWorks said: “Dominic impressed everyone at SunWorks, with special attention to the way he adapted and got stuck in, like he had been a part of the team for years. His practical approach to engineering combined with the ability to communicate will make him an excellent member of any future team he joins. I know he has learned a lot from his time with SunWorks, and there are always things we learn from our students. We look forward to running the Bursary scheme again in 2024.”
Dominic received £1,500 on completion of the bursary. If you are a student interested in bursary, keep a look out for the application opening in early 2024. Interviews are held each year during the Easter holidays for the Summer placement.