Rhea McPherson, SMaRT hub – Weather and Climate analyst

I’m a second-year student at the University of Leeds studying meteorology and climate science and was given the opportunity of a placement at Arcus as a weather and climate Analyst in the SMaRT hub energy team.

My day-to-day tasks range greatly, which I really like as I can get involved in various projects, giving me the opportunity to improve my communication, computing and analytical skills, which were my main personal objectives.

What I have come to value the most is the freedom to have input on the direction of my placement, I’ve been able to contribute ideas and take the lead on projects, all while having a supportive team to help me when needed. It’s been a great introduction to work life; the office has been very welcoming and being a part of the team was lots of fun.