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I have a placement!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Going to Cali, 8 May 2006.

  1. Going to Cali

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,493

    Went for an interview at Caterpillar on the Friday for their Information Systems position and have just been offered a job starting in July! Got an expenses paid night out in June to meet the other students and decide who I'm going to be living with. Can't wait. :)
     
  2. Inquisitor

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 Apr 2004

    Posts: 11,788

    Location: Birmingham

    Grats mate, enjoy your job! :)
     
  3. 4T5

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 30 Aug 2004

    Posts: 27,746

    Location: Middle of England

    Congratz to you young'un. :)
    It's all good from here on in then. :cool:
    Don't spoil it. ;)
     
  4. spirit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,885

    well done mate well done!
    go wild spend it all on drunken debauchery :p
     
  5. DaveyD

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 12,647

    Location: Warwickshire

    Nice one :)

    Which CAT is it? Peterborough?

    I've had so many placement interviews now it's getting silly, and I've still not got one :(

    I got to the final 3 for the Perkins/CAT engineering placement in Stafford but didn't get that job. Had one with CAT Defence products also, but not heard back off them.
     
  6. Going to Cali

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,493

    Yea, It's Caterpillar/Perkins in Peterborough. One of my flat mates will also be working there next year which is cool. Funny thing is, did sod all prep but the job is pretty much the same as my 20 credit group project so really just fell into my lap. All I can say is keep your chin up. I hadn't found anything all year and was about to give up but something came along, and I'm sure it will for you as well.

    All the best.

    :)
     
  7. DaveyD

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 12,647

    Location: Warwickshire

    I've always got my 3rd year to go to if I don't get a placement that I want, then I can just do a placement between my 3rd and 4th years, but I really could do with the money before taking 3rd year instead of having to use savings etc.
     
  8. Going to Cali

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,493

    Where are you at out of interest, Aston, Birmingham or UCE?
     
  9. Lagmeister

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Nov 2005

    Posts: 931

    I got a placement in Vienna with Siemens, I have no idea what it is I will be doing or what im being paid though, which I probably should find out at some stage, well I lie slightly about not knowing what Im doing it has something to do with CMMI, but thats about all I know right now.
     
  10. DaveyD

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 12,647

    Location: Warwickshire

    Birmingham
     
  11. nikebee

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

    Posts: 14,003

    Location: Pembrokeshire

    thought you said "i have a placemat" :o

    congrats though dude
     
  12. nealw

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Jun 2005

    Posts: 944

    Location: Birmingham

    one of my good friends is working at peterborough for CAT/perkins, says he really enjoys it.

    he did the same housemate meeting this that you are talking about.