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University Students Reaching Dizzy Heights at Randox

Randox recently celebrated the contributions of its placement students at the annual Randox Pinnacle Placement Awards.

At Randox we work closely with a number of universities throughout the UK to support the professional and personal development of students, by providing work placements in our world-leading Engineering, Science and Business departments.

Students, past and present, have come from far and wide to work at Randox – from universities such as Queen’s University, Ulster University, St Andrew’s, Strathclyde, Imperial College London and University of Brighton.

This year, at the 2016 Randox Pinnacle Placement Awards, the top three students within each discipline have been rewarded for their outstanding contributions and this week were presented with certificates of merit and prizes to mark their achievements.

Receiving special recognition for his work was 21 year old Dean McGonagle from Limavady.  The Aerospace Engineering student from Queen’s University, was awarded the Best Overall Placement Student, for his valued contributions to Randox.

Dean redesigned the Biochip storage module on Randox Evolution machines, and the changes he made are now being implemented into production analyser machines across the company.

Receiving his award Dean McGonagle said:

“I have really enjoyed seeing my designs actually being used within the Evolution analysers and how that is having a positive impact on the business. A particular highlight of my placement year was getting to travel to England to observe the shipping crate I had designed for the Evolution undergo environmental and distribution testing. I have really enjoyed my time at Randox, I’ve been involved in many different projects and have received lots of help and guidance from the great engineering team here.”

Congratulating Dean and his fellow placement students, Linda Magee, Head of Human Resources at Randox said:

“At Randox we are great advocates of a placement during a student’s time in education.  In a company such as Randox, with operations on a global scale, the student is provided with some very valuable work experience in their discipline.  It’s not just the student who benefits – we have the pleasure of working with a dynamic generation of students who bring with them extremely fresh and forward-thinking ideas.”

The top students in the Randox Pinnacle Placement Awards were:

Engineering

  • Dean McGonagle, Queen’s University Aerospace Engineering – Mechanical Design Team at Randox
  • Jordan Thomson, Ulster University Computer Science – Software Team at Randox
  • Marc McKee, Queen’s University Mechanical Engineering – Mechanical Design Team at Randox

Science

  • Christopher McNally, Ulster University Biomedical Science – Immunoassay Development Team at Randox
  • William Heasley, Ulster University Biomedical Science – Biochip Customer Unit Team with Philip Holmes
  • Kathryn Watt, St Andrew’s University Medicinal Chemistry – Synthetic Chemistry Team at Randox

Business

  • Meghan Semple, Ulster University Marketing – RX Marketing Team at Randox
  • Fearghal Savage, Ulster University Information Technologies – IT Enterprise Support Team
  • Michael Boyle, Ulster University Interactive Multimedia Design – Graphic Design Team at Randox

 

The incoming 2016-17 academic year marks the highest intake of placement students for Randox, with over 70 students starting in the company over the next few months. Anyone interested in applying for the 2017-18 scheme should email recruitment@randox.com.


Students in peak position with the Randox pinnacle placement awards

Global biotechnology firm Randox is celebrating the success of its placement students through the newly established Randox Pinnacle Placement Awards. Randox works closely with a number of universities throughout the UK to support the professional development of students, including providing work placements in its world-leading Engineering, Science and Business departments.

Students, past and present, have been recruited from Queen’s University, Ulster University, St Andrew’s, Strathclyde, Imperial College London and University of Brighton.

The cream of the 2014-15 placements have been recognised by the company, through the new Randox Pinnacle Placement Awards. The top three achievers within each discipline have been rewarded for their outstanding contributions and today were presented with certificates of merit and prizes to mark their achievements.

Receiving special recognition for his work was 22 year old Michael Mulligan from Lisnaskea. The Business with Computing student from Ulster University, was awarded the Best Overall Placement Student, for his innovative Mobile App, designed to aid sales teams. The app will be utilised by Randox’s Global RX analyser sales team to provide product information, competitor comparisons and analysis as they meet potential clients in international markets.

Receiving his award Michael Mulligan said:

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Randox, I’ve been allowed to express myself in lots of different projects and the help and support has been great! I’ve learned so much in such a short time, it really has helped me to develop my skills and to understand what I want out of a career.”

Congratulating Michael and his 32 fellow placement students, Linda Magee, Head of HR at Randox said:

“We’ve always been great supporters of the placement model in education; it provides the student with some very valuable work experience in their discipline, as well as real life experience. As the employer, it provides us with a stream of excellent students, with the skills and the talent we need, keeping us one step ahead for the next year’s recruitment.”

Due to demand, 50 places on the Randox Pinnacle Placement Programme 2015-16 have already been filled, however anyone interested in applying for the 2016-17 scheme should email recruitment@randox.com.


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