Higher Manufacturing Engineering Apprentice at Rolls-Royce

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£19,600 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 engineering- day to day improvement activities, problem solving, spread sheets, data analysis, working with suppliers

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


CAD/CAM- Solidworks, NX. Learned how to read/ draw to ASME/British Standard, more confident, better at presenting, Lean activities, milling, turning, CNC programming. NVQ Level 4, BTEC in engineering, Foundation Degree in mechanical engineering

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


Generally all good, good to work with different people from different backgrounds and levels of intellect. Generally met my expectations a lot more development/ training opportunities than I thought

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


Mainly valued, at times feel like more individual recognition could have been given/ sometimes not always given really good projects to work on. Feel like they take a lot of interest in education and training apprentices' up to a high level

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Mostly well organised, at the start there was some confusion such as training plans constantly changing but after the first year it was very well structured

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


Regular reviews for personal development and also for NVQ reviews. ADL very easy to contact and quick to respond to any issues

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


A lot, changes from office to office but managers always easy to talk to, give honest opinions and guidance to further career. Very supportive with managing university work/ training with day job

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


Very well

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Yes there is a Apprentice Graduate group/ many activities organised locally. Opportunities to go become a STEM Ambassador etc.

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


9b. Why? *

Good career prospects, well paid, good support, global company. A lot of different roles available under one company

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

Make sure that you are interested in engineering/ planes. Don't just don't do it because you think that its a good company.

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