Armaan Banerjee recently spent three weeks on a summer work experience placement at CRA. Armaan is a 16-year-old student at Eton College who has just finished his GCSEs and will embark upon his studies for his A-levels in the coming Autumn term.
During this placement Armaan was assigned real learning tasks to provide him with hands-on experience. Firstly, he undertook some research on probabilistic theory and wrote a document explaining different aspects of probability, focussing on Bayes’ theorem. This gave him an insight into how risk is calculated, and also provided him with a head-start on his Further Maths A-level.
Following on from his maths task, Armaan then performed a cost benefit analysis of small modular reactors in the UK. This showed him the more technical side of nuclear physics and introduced him to two different types of nuclear reactor. Performance of tasks that actually take place at CRA, helped Armaan learn and develop vital work skills.
What Armaan found useful with his work placement was the opportunity to have conversations with some of the consultants and employees at CRA. He talked with them about their careers and potential future opportunities for him. This not only showed him what different education and career paths could offer him, but Armaan was also exposed to different organisations and opportunities that he is going to explore further.
If you are interested in undertaking work experience with CRA, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org using ‘work experience opportunity’ as a subject.