1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role differs for each placement though generally I am given tasks to complete that will develop my learning as well as gain evidence for my NVQ. The jobs involve interacting and communicating with a variety of people within Rolls-Royce. I am also given project to aid in making Rolls-Royce a better company
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
There are a wide variety of training course available to gain new skills. At the start of the apprenticeship I did a wide range of practical engineering activities including Turning and Welding which gained new skills. Through online and in classroom training sessions other skills have been learnt or developed. During placements out in the company skills that can't be learnt in a classroom like communication have been developed. I have learnt a lot during the 2 years of my apprenticeship so far.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy it as everyday is different and you get to learn so much
4. How valued do you feel by Rolls-Royce?
Rolls-Royce values their apprentices as they are the likely future of the company. People through the business like to offer help and guidance and often pass on some of their knowledge
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Very well, it is organised using a training plan with the placements we need to complete listed. For each placement we are inducted into the area and given objective to achieve throughout supported by the manager.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
We are assigned an Apprentice Development Leader who we have regular meetings with to discus our progress and if there are any issues.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
During a placement we are given a lot of support my the manager of the team and team members.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Very well, it covers my board, travel and general costs as well as allowing me to save.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There is the agA who organise social events for apprentices and graduates. Outside of work I am a staff member at my local Air Cadets Squadron where I teach sports and help deliver the Duke of Edinburgh Program as well as helping other staff members if needed.
9a. Would you recommend Rolls-Royce to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
It is a well organised apprenticeship which gives you a degree as well as working and earning.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Rolls-Royce? *
Make sure you have something to offer which is shown in your extra-curricular activities and gain experience in engineering to see if it is what you want to do before applying
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