1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am an advanced practical apprentice which means I am in more of a practical role. Therefore I am very hands-on every day, even when I am learning in college or theory in the workshop sections.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt how to create and understand technical drawings, operating drills and lathes and producing parts using hand fitting techniques. I also learnt how to read Assembly Control Records (ACRs) to assemble aircraft engines.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
It is a very enjoyable programme.
4. How valued do you feel by Rolls-Royce?
We are involved in group discussions and are asked to help improve the programme by taking part in Flightdeck meetings.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Not very well.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Could do with more regarding organisation.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes, although I don't participate in them.
9. Would you recommend Rolls-Royce to a friend?
It is a very enjoyable programme and even if you come here with no prior knowledge you will be taught everything.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Rolls-Royce?
Be aware for changes to the programme, so you must be flexible.
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