Summer Placements 2016

16 Aug 2016

summer-placement-img.jpgHere at VLP we are investing heavily in the future of our business, bringing fresh talent and unique skill bases on board to help us achieve this vision. This summer we have had two young students (of different disciplines) working with our team, on summer placements.

Abby Garside has been working in the Marketing Department and Hasina Begum in the Technical Department. During their time at VLP, they have learnt many new skills and have gained valuable insights into the industry departments they hope to go into in the future.

During Abby's placement she has been working in close relations with Waters Creative a marketing company based in Swansea. She has been project managing the new and improved company website getting it ready to go live. In addition, work has been completed to improve the company's social media presence by creating Twitter and LinkedIn accounts and keeping these regularly updated.

While Hasina has been working in the Technical department she has contributed to projects related to recycled materials in floor coverings, fire retardant aircraft carpets, medical dipping applications and bitumen modifiers, and has proved to be a valuable addition to the VLP team.

VLP will also be creating new opportunities for apprenticeships starting in 2017. If you are interested please contact

"While working at VLP over the summer I have successfully launched the new company website with the help of agency Waters Creative. This has given me a very good insight into the marketing world and has made me excited to start my marketing course at university."

– Abby Garside

"Whilst working at VLP I have worked on numerous projects for the technical development team, from natural and synthetic latex used in medical oxygen bags to fire retardants and intumescents used in aircraft carpets. This has really developed my chemical knowledge and is something I will take back and use at university."

– Hasina Begum