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Starting out in pharmaceuticals: Sam’s placement story

Sam Lewis is spending his placement year working as an Engineering Intern at Patheon, a contract development and manufacturing organisation.

‘I think doing a placement is one of the best decisions you can make in your course... There's so much you can learn from studying that's great, but the real-world skills come from doing.’
Sam Lewis MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

Sam Lewis has just started his placement at Patheon in Swindon working in pharmaceuticals. Sam tells us how he secured his placement, settled into his new workplace and what he's looking forward to achieving this year.

Taking a placement year is a great way to put your theory into practice

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