In the spotlight: intern Petros

It’s very important to Tyro Remotes that students have the chance to get real world experience in their area of study. There are a number of Electrical Engineering students every year that do an internship with us in our production area. This is the start of a series where we ask interns questions about their experience.

Who is Petros and what is your training?

My name is Petros, I am 18 years old and doing my training in electronics at the ROC in Almelo. Today is the last day of my internship at Tyro Remotes.

Why have you chosen for this course?

As a child I enjoyed dismantling all types of electronics, opening computers and seeing how it all worked. During an open day at ROC we could also work with prints, I really enjoyed that. I still do not have any regrets that I chose for this training.

What have you learned at Tyro Remotes?

In particular I learned to work independently. At Tyro I learned how to do hot air soldering, which I had never done before. This is used, for example, when desoldering the SMD components of a remote control so that they can be replaced.

What were your expectations before you came to Tyro Remotes?

I visited the website for more information about the company and it made a certain impression. I thought that there would be large machines in a hall where all the products were manufactured. The housing and all the printed circuit boards are supplied by other companies so that they can be assembled here.

How did you like the internship?

I really enjoyed the internship. There was a good and relaxed atmosphere in the production hall and also in the rest of Tyro.

What did you enjoy the most?

The best part is to compile a customer order independently. Once the remote control is ready, you must configure it, programme it and test it. If it turns out you have done it exactly right it gives you a feeling of satisfaction.

Was there anything you did not like doing?

I had to place caps on some hand held transmitters. These caps are hard and somewhat difficult to assemble. Was there anything you did not like doing?

What are your plans for the future?

After my completing my IVE I want to do a HVE and then start working. It will certainly be a job in electric engineering.