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Date Posted... Sep 17th 2019

Sixth Former creates new container company

Sean Heaney is a budding Design Engineer who recently went on work experience at ISO Spaces, a Container Conversion company based in Truro. Sean was given a design brief, similar to one that a job applicant would be given, and in just four days, Sean had to create a plan, design, and present his idea in a pitch style presentation.

The brief was to design a container conversion for an area at Bristol Temple Meads train station. Guided by an experienced Design Engineer, Sean came up with a brand new company concept, the Coffee Container Co.

Using a design programme called Solid Works that Sean was familiar with, he created the exterior and interior, thinking about the biggest and smallest details as realistically as possible. Aspects like light features and plugs may be something we all take for granted, but the planning has to be thought out for it to work glitch free.

In a short space of time, Sean built upon his software knowledge, pushed his creativity, and added valuable work experience to his portfolio. Sean is keen to study Design Engineering and Product Design at university.

Currently, the dedicated student has been working on multiple projects as part of his coursework.

Sean said: ‘I’m working on an accessory that attaches to paddleboards to make them more stable and provides propulsion. Whether you’re a beginner or looking for a thrill, the accessory can enhance the speed. My Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is more electronic based. I have created a device that can be stuck on to speakers or headphones to make them wireless and Bluetooth’.