Andrew's journey so far ...

Andrew joined Round Peg as a Junior Design Engineer in April 2021, after graduating from the University of Sheffield with an MEng in Aerospace Engineering. In previous roles his projects included the design of bespoke tooling for jet engine balancing and automatic control systems for natural ventilation.

How have you found the first few weeks in your new role, Andrew?

The team have made me feel very welcome and I’m already a valued member in just 6 weeks. The office is in a great location, set in the countryside which also gives me the opportunity to cycle commute every day. I joined towards the end of the 3rd lockdown when the Round Peg team moved into a new office, so it’s been a very exciting time to join them.

From day one, my role here has been hands-on and I have been given the opportunity to learn new technologies and techniques to design and manufacture prototypes for our clients. In Round Peg’s workshop, we have a range of machinery which includes a 3D printer and brand-new laser cutter for quickly and accurately prototyping in plastic and wood.

I recently attended a site visit to a supplier to learn how products are made using vacuum forming, which is a more cost-effective alternative to injection moulding in small and medium volumes. My new position here has certainly allowed me to expand my knowledge and explore new sectors across mechanical design and engineering.

Over these past few weeks, my confidence has been building and with the support and expertise from the senior engineers at Round Peg, I am now working with my first clients; a medical device project which involves attending meetings and having an impact on project direction, and the second project working in biodegradable food packaging. One of the main attractions working for Round Peg Cambridge is the diverse range of projects we work on and the breath of expertise we offer our clients – truly remarkable!