Parvalux values contributing to the development of the future skilled workforce, fostering curiosity, and we consider Parvalux a great place for young minds to start their career journey in a growing STEM industry. Some of our employees have been with us for over 40 years, possessing a wealth of knowledge that can be handed on to the next generation of engineers & professionals.

We recently hosted three student work placements during February, Pascal Budzynski, Leah Garel-Jones and Jack Hayward. The three spent time in various functions to gain exposure of different aspects of the business, including in Engineering working with colleagues such as Design Engineers, and on the shop floor with some of our Machinists.

Pascal currently at St Peters 6th form, studying Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics is hoping to continue his studies at Durham or Imperial reading General Engineering.

Alex Winston, Team Leader at Parvalux said ‘Pascal worked with our team in the sample cell. We discussed different machines and equipment, the sample process, different areas of manufacturing, programming machines and his future goals, and enjoyed programming the CNC mill.’

Alex continued ‘He seemed very driven and curious about all the different opportunities in engineering and wanted to try a few different parts of engineering to see which he preferred. The team enjoyed having a curious mind asking us why we do things and more about our technology.’

Leah who is currently in year 12 hopes to undertake a General Engineering Degree at Bournemouth University, and Jack who is currently at Weymouth College studying an Engineering Diploma hopes to go on to further develop in Design or Production Engineering.

Colleagues who worked with Leah and Jack spoke highly of their enthusiasm, Ellee Williams, HR Manager at Parvalux said ‘Jack & Leah impressed all of the colleagues that they worked with asking intelligent questions, showing a real interest and curiosity in us and what we do. Curiosity is one of our company values which we always encourage.’

Ellee continued, ‘we wish Jack, Leah, and Pascal the best of luck in their future careers, they are shining examples of young engineering minds and hope that they stay in touch.’