When you are a student, it is difficult to find an internship abroad especially if you are looking for an internship in a sector that you like. After having the chance to find the internship that I wanted, I had the chance to live a very rewarding experience on a professional level as well as on a personal level.
Antonio Vianello 29/03/2019
I have been working at Storengy UK for 6 months as part of the Cheshire Energy Hub scheme, Storengy is my sponsor company so on completion of my next two placements I will return for a final 6 month placement in 2020.
I have enjoyed my time at Storengy and it has helped me develop a range of skills I will utilise within the remainder of the scheme and beyond. I have been part of projects with the operations, commercial, projects and maintenance teams which have provided me with a well-rounded view of the business. This placement has given me the chance to develop my engineering knowledge and soft skills, working on technical projects such as site optimisation as well as projects on site such meeting with GIP to help manage the site expansion works. I was given the freedom to put my problem solving and technical knowledge to the test working on projects that added real value to the business, with support and guidance always available when needed.
I was fortunate with my placements timing as the site was undergoing various stages of the well lifecycle, this gave me the opportunity to get involved with the snubbing campaign and well completion works as well as the debriding process. This was very insightful and gave me a deeper understanding of the process as a whole.
Everyone at Storengy was always happy to help me with any questions and issues and this made the process very enjoyable and informative. I look forward to my return in 12 months’ time.
I came to Storengy on a six month placement as part of the Cheshire Energy Hub Graduate Scheme. During my time at Storengy I was based in Performance Optimisation, something that was entirely new to me. Due to the size of the company I was also involved in a whole host of different work spanning across multiple departments, ranging from maintenance and commercial, through to operations and IT.
"I would highly recommend the placement for anyone interested in seeing the practical side of engineering and gaining an insight in the oil and gas industry."
"Working at Storengy has involved a range of different activities, providing me with the ideal opportunity to test and improve on my engineering competencies."
"Working in the Performance department has allowed me to develop my skills in data analysis, problem solving and communication, which are all key for the future."
"I have also particularly enjoyed learning about the role of gas storage in the wider energy market, and especially about the vision of Storengy and ENGIE for the role of energy storage and hydrogen in the future energy landscape - it is a forward-thinking and ambitious company!"
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