1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Manufacturing Engineering - Lab Technologist, attend daily MRB meeting, assess components that have errors and require salvage rework, create salvage procedures for the rework. Assist investigations with M.E. checking material conditions. Interacting with production operations leaders daily and process operatives.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Qualifications - HNC Mechanical Engineering, NVQ LV3 Technical engineering, NVQ LV4 Manufacturing. progressing to B-Eng mechanical and production egnieering degree. Internal Training courses - Yellow belt training, training courses to develop professional and personal lifestyle skills.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The variation across the manufacturing functions allows you to gather a great base knowledge and get a taste for what each function means within the business. Placements are kept to a good length to allow for development within the team but not so long they stagnate.
4. How valued do you feel by Rolls-Royce?
As an apprentice it can sometimes be easy to think your work may be less valuable than others with more experiance. With the level of communication between the teams I have worked in, it has given me confidence and re-inforced the idea that yes we are learning but also creating valuable work.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Prior to staring the programme a route is agreed to ensure you cover all the core aspects. this is supported through regular feedback and meetings with support mentors and apprentice development leaders.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Support from training provider is met through regular progress reviews, they are also contactable via telephone and email if more urgent support is required.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Support from the employer is met through reviews prior, during and post training placement, they are also contactable via telephone and email if more urgent support is required.they ensure you have enough time and support to complete your apprentice requirments without distracting your everyday work requirements.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The Salary is fair to your level of costs and is increased as you progess through your apprenticeship. if there is a requirement for you to travl for work reasons outside of your normal commute, then it is possible to have thhese covered via expenses.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Outside of work associated activities are encouraged, through engineering competitions, community events and to attend company events outside of work.
9a. Would you recommend Rolls-Royce to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
As an apprentice it is a complete profesional and personal development plan, with a high level of opportunity to progress and specialise your skills. All education and training is supported and paid for throughout your career. Personal support when facing issues that are not work related is something I have experienced and is very impressive.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Rolls-Royce? *
Research the carrer you wish to follow, there are many channels of work within Rolls-Royce and having a clear idea prior to applying will help with your development. On assesment days, answer the questions asked honestly and put in the work prior to the assesment day, you will be sent some details regarding what is expected of you on the day, and try your best to enjoy, although you will be nervous, the interviewers are well aware of this and are not just there to trip you up or catch you out.
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