My name is Romain Marchais and I am a 1st year French Student at the Lasalle Institute of Beauvais. It is required, as part of my university course, that first year students undertake a summer placement and I was lucky enough that Discovery CE Ltd allowed me to work for them for a month in summer 2016. During this month I was able to learn about Geotechnics and how they work on a site including how to log a borehole and a trial pit, how to use different software related to geotechnics (AutoCAD, gINT, GASP) and how to monitor groundwater and gas. I was also able to develop my English vocabulary, specifically on Geotechnics (vocabulary that I did not possess prior to this internship). I enjoyed my time at Discovery CE, it allowed me to discover the world of Geotechnics.