Phillips-Medisize recently celebrated the individuals participating in the company’s internship and rotational programs with a summer event. During the event, they learned first- hand, from company executives, about their importance to the company.
Phillips-Medisize this summer has 35 interns in a variety of careers such as engineering, maintenance, HR/training, IT, finance/accounting, health/safety/environmental, legal and corporate development/strategy.
The program benefits both the students and the company: students gain industry knowledge and are able to make an impact on real-life projects, while Phillips-Medisize gains new ideas and different perspectives from the students as well as potential future hires. Many individuals who participate in the internship program return into full-time positions, while others enter the rotational program.
The rotational program, originally created for project engineers, has continued to grow with the company and now includes other engineering disciplines such as manufacturing, process, quality, mechanical design, systems and automation. At any given time, Phillips-Medisize has 12 to 15 participants in rotation.
Program participants provide surge support for functional engineering areas, while learning how they fit and impact the company. They learn about different capabilities and facilities during their three to six month rotations at various Phillips-Medisize facilities—working on programs just as any engineer would.