Eleven industry participants (5 beneficiaries + 6 partners) have joined forces to enhance doctoral education, training and research on which ESRs’ careers depend. For this purpose, the best facilities, support and advice through their participation in the training weeks, Supervisory Board and Doctoral Studies Panels will be made available to ESRs in order to maximize their prospects for a long-term sustainable research career, whether in industry or academia. In some cases, secondments take place in industry partners that have welcomed the hosting of ESRs to support the theoretical/experimental research undertaken in their projects (as detailed in the Research Section). These participants have been carefully selected to offer real opportunities for collaboration with the TRUSS ESRs, and to provide them mentoring on potential careers in their particular sector.
While most ESRs are experiencing a long secondment in one place, ESR4 (Lloyd’s Register in London and Lloyd’s Register in Aberdeen), ESR5 (UCD and University of Aalborg) and ESR13 (TRL and Microlise) have been exposed to two different secondments. It can be predicted other ESRs will also experience additional secondments with the ability to move their research forward.