My Cirdan Placement Experience

Rebecca Fitton

27th Jan 2022
My Cirdan Placement Experience

Gillian Goodman, one of our Placement Lab Analysts joined us as part of our 2021 placement student intake. During her placement Gillian has been involved in creating, discussing and presenting ideas relating to the design of ULTRA, participating in customer support meetings, assisting with answering potential customers questions regarding the product, and supporting the team with business needs.

This week, we caught up with Gillian to find out more about her placement role within Cirdan, what she has enjoyed about the role and her plans for when she goes back to university.

What did your job role involve at Cirdan?

As a placement Lab Analyst at Cirdan, I have been able to gain a vast amount of relevant experience within the biotechnology industry. During my time here, I’ve been able to learn from experienced and knowledgeable team members about the needs of current and potential customers, and how we can deliver on these needs with the products which Cirdan offers.

What are some of your most memorable moments from working at Cirdan?

My role has allowed me to create, discuss, and present ideas relating to the design of ULTRA, participate in customer support meetings, assist with answering potential customers questions regarding the product, and supporting the team with business needs. The most rewarding element of my role is seeing aspects of the product that I’ve helped create come to life. I’ve created amazing friendships and connections and the community within Cirdan is amazing. If you’re ever having trouble with something, your team members are always willing to help.

What are your plans for when you go back to university?

I have been supported and inspired by the passionate team here at Cirdan, which has allowed me to make the most of all opportunities that have arisen from my role. When I return to university, I aim to incorporate my transferable skills and knowledge gained into my work, as well as maintain the friendships which I have made. To prospective applicants, all I can say is that I have loved my time here at Cirdan and it has been a rewarding and beneficial experience. I think it has been a great placement experience for me and I hope that if you are successful, it is for you too!

Thank you Gillian for taking the time to speak to us about your placement experience with Cirdan. We are delighted to have you onboard!

Interested in taking up a placement role with Cirdan?

We have open roles in QARA, Software Engineering , UX and Clinical.

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