David Brandson (Wood Products Processing)

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Goodwood, England

I spent the final co-op term of my undergraduate degree at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in the UK. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars are known for their extensive use of wood on the interior components of their automobiles. I was involved in a variety of projects seeing new wood and non-wood interior components into production within the Woodshop. Working with wood veneer and carbon fibre, broadened my understanding of how these two very different materials are sourced, utilized, and marketed. This experience helped expand my knowledge of the key elements in bringing products from the design stage, all the way through production to the final product. Working at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars was an eye-opening experience; one which I will cherish throughout my working career. Being accepted for a co-op work term with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars shows the breadth of opportunities that a degree in Wood Products Processing affords. Without the Co-op Program to help facilitate some of my first work placement opportunities, I likely wouldn’t have had the desire to explore other avenues like those offered at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

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