In my second year at Brunel, I began the daunting yet exciting process of applying for various placement roles. I’m lucky enough to say that out of the three I applied to and had interviews for, I was offered a position for each – this was very encouraging, however it did make for a difficult period of deliberation about which to accept. After a lot of thought, I went onto to accept a one year position as a Sports Scientist with the newly formed Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS), a decision I haven’t doubted since starting.
My role at LRS is working as a part of the Applied Research & Claims team within the heart of the R&D department, and I specifically work alongside the senior Sports Scientist on matters usually to do with Lucozade Sport. I find my role to be very diverse and have been involved in many different projects ranging from new product development to internal education programmes. From day one I realised there would never be a dull day at LRS with their modern ways of thinking and their ‘Yatte Minahare’ (Go for it!) spirit. Working with LRS has taught me so much in such a short space of time, I can’t imagine the wealth of information I’ll have when I come to leave and head back to complete my final year.