Supply Chain Mangement apprentice at Rolls-Royce

Start Date:
South West
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£20,500 annually
Review Date:
April 2018

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Review Score

9 /10

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


The job title is a supply chain management higher apprentice who is aligned to the planning and control function within the company. As part of the apprenticeship you get the opportunity to experience 6 different roles in a variety of businesses. This will help you develop skills and understand the issues a supply chain faces.

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


As part of the training I have gained a level 5 NVQ qualification as well as a BA hons degree within my field. On top of this I have also gained knowledge within the supply chain and engineering which will help with my job role. There are also a wide range of internal training courses available.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I have really enjoyed my apprenticeship programme, it has challenged me but allowed me to develop at the same time. The company culture is very supportive towards apprentices and you get the right level of support to develop on the programme. Overall I have been very satisfied with the programme.

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


As an apprentice at RR I feel like a normal employee. I have received recognition from my managers and the apprentice team for my development. This has helped to push me to continue developing within the company and ensure I always give my best to the company. I have also worked with suppliers to help develop my understanding of the business.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programme is very well organised, there is an apprentice team in place who have the responsibility to look after the programme and ensure the right training is provided. Outside of the company support is provided by the university who have been very helpful and have helped me make the apprenticeship a success.

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


I receive a great deal of support from my training provider, apprentice development manager and my workplace managers. They are there to give guidance, help with general problems and give me the support I need to develop during the programme. I will continue to work closely with them even after the apprenticeship.

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


Very good support with a specialist team who support your development as an apprentice

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


The salary is slightly low to start with but that is to be expected as it is an apprenticeship salary. As you progress through the payment structure the pay does go up considerably which is helpful. However you also need to take in to account the qualifications which are being paid for as part of the wage... then it is very good.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


As part of the apprentice programme you have the opportunity to be able to get involved with the apprentice association which has been really helpful. It has helped me meet new people and gain friends within work and outside of work. You also meet people within the graduate programmes and people in your classes at uni.

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


9b. Why?

Very good company with good opportunities.

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

Focus on what makes you stand out on the application, anything which shows a passion for the role will make you stand out

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