1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
The apprenticeship is based around placements so that lots of different areas can be experienced through the same job role; for example my job role is a manufacture engineer however currently I'm carrying out that job role in a planning department which is a good mix of shop floor and office based. thus involves attending meetings and keeping track of where all the engines are and where they need to be, taking responsibility for updating all of this.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
There has been a lot gained in new skills along with developing some existing ones. this is done through qualifications, internal and external training courses along with on and off the job training.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I don't always enjoy the programme as a lot of it is not necessarily suited to a job role in a department that I feel I enjoy. however the planning department that I am in at the moment is something that I feel I would quite like to do full time which is why I am currently enjoying the apprenticeship very much.
4. How valued do you feel by Rolls-Royce?
The value that I feel I am to the company has changed throughout the apprenticeship, depending on what team I ma ain and what role I am carrying out. currently I feel very valued as I have great impact on the work that I am completing.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
the programme is mostly disorganised and everything planned and communicated very last minute if at all
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
there is an average level of support from the training providers
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Different parts of the course receive different amounts of support for example as a person when originally training there is a lot of support (off the job) however not out in the company properly there is much less support as a person and a lot of individual working support from the team I am in.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
It is hard to live on the salary that we receive if not living with parents still
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are some however they are rarely advertised to most people and as an apprentice you sometimes feel like you are segregated a little with the activities you can carry out. The Apprentice and Graduate association is very useful however there is quite a stigma about being part of it
9a. Would you recommend Rolls-Royce to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
For an apprenticeship programme it is much better than some others even through it is not amazing itself
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Rolls-Royce? *
Don't expect too much, the great reputation Rolls-Royce has is mostly based on its name rather than the actual quality of training
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