1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a composite apprentice, learning the skills and knowledge that is required to manufacture composite parts. Each day I will carry out different tasks and processes with a skilled operator, this allows me to see how the job is carried out correctly and have a supervised attempt myself.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have acquired a wealth of qualifications that will contribute to increase my knowledge of aircraft. I will also acquire and improve my personal composite skills by working hands on with the parts.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy the different tasks within the workshop and the wide verity of skills i can learn. The colleagues I work with also help me to improve my skills.
4. How valued do you feel by Leonardo?
I feel i am a valuable member of the team and feel i have a lot of recognition when i carry out a task well.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The course has a very good structure as it balances the academic training and the practical elements well whilst allowing to learn in an working environment.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Throughout the course if there is any issues or concerns either academically or within the work place the training team will do everything they can to help you through any problems.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Within the workplace if I require any support it will be avail\able when needed. Depending on what the issue might be there is a wide support network that allows them to help you with any issue.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary meets my costs very well
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There is a large amount of outside that the apprentice committee will hold for the apprentices to socialize and make connections with others from different parts of the company.
9. Would you recommend Leonardo to a friend?
They have a very good training scheme where you can acquire very good qualifications and they offer a good way of acquiring workplace knowledge whilst gaining those qualifications.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Leonardo?
Ensure that they have a very good academic and technical understanding and also are good at understanding how things are manufacture and also how they work.
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