Adam Allcock, from the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough has been awarded ‘Best Intern’ at the 2013 National Placement and Internship Awards which were sponsored by PwC.
For two years now Loughborough have been very successful at the awards organised by RateMyPlacement, which was set up by Loughborough graduates in 2007. Last year, former student Lillian Hiscox won ‘Best Placement Student’ at Microsoft.
Allcock, who was nominated for working for DoubleClick, Google created, presented and implemented a piece of forecasting software that is now being used by account managers across the UK and worldwide. He saw a need within the business and supplied the idea to save them millions of dollars in efficiency savings.
Allcock said: “From day one I was exposed to real work, and it was during this that I discovered things that could be improved. I developed and presented solutions to these, which were readily accepted and implemented. It’s really impressive that such a large company as Google are able to adapt to change so nimbly.”
Not only was Allcock a great asset for the company but it was also an ideal placement for himself. He managed to make a great impact in the short time he worked with Google and says he learnt a lot from his experience there.
“I’ve learnt how to instigate corporate change, work with upper management, negotiate departmental politics, and how to design and deliver a system from concept to implementation… Working at a company as successful as Google really gives you an understanding of the types of problems big businesses face and how they overcome them.”
“I definitely enjoyed the internship. A lot of people ignore the benefits of summer internships however you can make a big impact in 6-12 weeks. Working at a company as successful as Google really gives you an understanding of the types of problems big businesses face and how they overcome them.”