Product Design graduates Anna Staples and Emma Braham applied for European Placements and both ended up working in Cork, Ireland, on three month internship schemes.
Anna has been working for a company called Quay Designs who upcycle furniture and sell it on in their own shop. Anna says:
“I am really enjoying working at Quay Designs because its allowing me to have a hands on approach with all the furniture, see how timber and oak is treated, we get a lot of different styles of furniture in, art deco and 50s kind of stuff. It’s actually ideal for me at the moment. I also get to see what styles of furniture are on trend and what colours are on trend also.”
Emma has been working for Air Dryer Systems Ltd in their new product development department. Emma says:
“The experience has been really good, working on products to extend their current range”
Anna is hoping to extend her stay in Ireland for a further 3 months, whilst Emma has since secured a new position back in England.