Higher Apprentice at Rolls-Royce

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£20,000 annually
Review Date:
April 2016

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


Manufacturing Engineer - Spreasheets mainly, data collecting, data reviewing, drawings, modelling, making trackers.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


Learnt alot about the process, havent really learnt any new skills other than more competant on PC Modelling software.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I have enjoyed a majority of the programme, but there has also been times in which it has been rather boring. This relates to work you will be given on various sections, others being better than others.

4. How valued do you feel by Rolls-Royce?


Some department I have felt valued, and felt like I have been given challenges to complete tasks, thus making me feel valued. However there has been times in which no work that has a use has been issued to me, thus making me feel wasted in terms of tasks.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The plan is well structured with various departments to enable an insight into the business. More engaging tasks relating to future of products

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


A review once every two months or so. Training provider is on site once every two weeks, so very hard to get hold when needed.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


Support from employees is very good. However a review once every two months or so with training provider. Training provider is on site once every two weeks, so very hard to get hold when needed.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


The salary package is fine as of now, main issue is relating to final salary upon comng out of the apprenticeship.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


The only opportunities are what is available within the apprenticeship framework. There are courses that can be undertaken, however they are not always available to us.

9a. Would you recommend Rolls-Royce to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

Overall, the employees are very helpful and can teach alot about the process and products. The job can sometimes be very enjoyable, it just relies on what task it might be.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Rolls-Royce? *

Consider what you want to do within Rolls-Royce and understand where it can take you. Always pick something that enables progression.

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