Work Placement is Essential "My Experience at DMP"

I am very keen in design and technology (DT). At school and at home, whether I am sketching cars or designing a product to Help the Elderly exercise (my GCSE project), DT has always interested me. So, when the opportunity came up for me to get work experience at DMP I was excited to find out more about the industry and processes within.

I enjoyed how to use AutoCAD

My week has been filled with a range of tasks that are new to me, including CAD drawing, and a large amount of finance procedures and practices that opened my eyes to the complexities of running a business. I particularly enjoyed learning how to use the ‘AutoCAD LT 2012’ computer program because it is fun to use and there’s endless possibilities of what you can create. I had a go at drawing up a measured survey of the DMP office with my fellow work experience student Luke and I also used the program to design my own car!

DMP-LLP JT Work Experience

The measured survey itself (pictured below) was one of the most difficult tasks because it took a long time. However, seeing the finished drawing was very rewarding.

DMP-LLP JT Work Experience

I also learnt how to use a number of interesting tools like the Disto, which is a futuristic laser device that’s used to survey buildings by measuring distances rather than eliminate aliens.

Moving forward the skills I have learnt such as using CAD will probably become useful at school during my DT lessons. Furthermore, what I have learnt is very helpful to help me decide what career I want to pursue in the future.

I will recommend work experience at DMP to any young people interested in design. In addition, to people interested in finance as there is a lot to learn about the financial workings of the DMP business. The people are very welcoming which makes the experience very enjoyable.

Written by TJ from Ardingly College


Would you like to discuss a project?

01892 534455