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Four New Placement Students Join the DriveWorks Team

Welcome to Our Team

Every year we take on placement students across many of our teams. We’ve always valued the importance of investing in new talent and supporting the future of digital, and this year is no different.

Whilst many students have had opportunities taken away from them as a result of Covid-19, our 4 new interns have joined our team and have already made great progress.

Ryan, Abi and Jacob have joined our Technical Team, and Sophie has joined our Sales & Marketing Team.

They’ve been with us for almost a month now and have had a busy but very productive first few weeks completing their Onboarding Training.

So far, they’ve had training about our company, the internal and external tools we use, SOLIDWORKS, DriveWorksXpress and DriveWorks Solo.

All interns have passed their DriveWorksXpress and DriveWorks Solo certifications – well done guys!

This week, the interns are going to be shadowing (digitally!) our Support, Quality Assurance, Development, Systems and Documentation teams. They will also complete a Phone and Written Communications course.

Then they will be moving on to the DriveWorks Pro Essentials, Advanced and Sales Configurator training & certification.

All of the training they have received has come from our team. Everyone at DriveWorks is keen to share their knowledge and help our interns to succeed. Ryan, Abi, Jacob and Sophie have worked as a team to help each other along the way and are already great members of the DriveWorks team.

We look forward to working with them over the next year.


Computer Aided Engineering

University of Central Lancashire


Product Design

University of Leeds


Mechanical Engineering

University of Huddersfield


Product Design

University of Leeds

Getting to Know Us

Whilst the office doesn’t have its usual friendly buzz, the interns have still had plenty of chance to get to know each other, and the rest of the DriveWorks team.

They’ve taken part in lots of Microsoft Teams based quizzes and calls and our weekly digital Show & Tells.

The interns are also living together in our on-site accommodation.

Just before we went into lockdown, we had just finished the new Tech office. The Technical Team didn’t get a chance to move in before we all went to work from home. Most of the DriveWorks team are still working from home, but the interns have taken over our new Tech office and have already claimed the best desks!

Social distancing measures make it a bit more difficult to spend time with other members of the team, but whilst the sun was out we were able to have an outdoor pizza night and chat from 2 meters away.

Welcome to the team Ryan, Abi, Jacob and Sophie!

Get Certified

The DriveWorksXpress and DriveWorks Solo Certifications our interns have completed are available online, and are free of charge to anyone with access to SOLIDWORKS.

Learn more and add an an extra qualification to your CV.

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