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Laura

Graduate Quality Engineer, Memphis, TN, USA

"I have been given so much exposure to different areas of the business; you are literally learning something new every day!"

"I’ve always had an interest in the medical field when I was young to then starting college. Initially, my plan once I graduated from University of Missouri was to head to medical school but soon realised in my junior year that it wasn’t the right route for me and so I redirected to Biomedical Engineering and my passion grew from there.

"Smith & Nephew has provided me with a great start to my career. If you are eager to learn and progress then the Company will definitely support you and I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunities it has given me so far.

"Having started in July 2016, I began work in the Remediation team before transitioning into New Product Development. In both roles, I have been given so much exposure to different areas of the business; you are literally learning something new every day! What’s more, everyone is willing to teach you something too. In my current role as Quality Assurance Engineer in our Orthopaedic Reconstruction franchise, I work alongside experienced engineers who are always willing to give you valuable advice.

"It’s also nice to work alongside fellow graduates, I was quite nervous before I started at Smith & Nephew but knowing there are others in the same boat really helped and you all support each other along the way.

"It fills me with a huge sense of pride that my Monday to Friday job is making a difference to people’s lives. There have been a few occasions when I’ve been asked where I work and I’ve received a really positive response, from “Oh, I have one of your hips” to “check out my new knee!”

"I’d sum up my time so far as an incredible learning curve, in my short time here I have developed both professionally and personally. I’ve had lots of opportunities to network with colleagues who I can now call my friends and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for my career. Bring it on!"

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