Materials Laboratory Apprentice at Rolls-Royce

Start Date:
2017
Location:
Derby
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
Salary:
£15,500 annually
Review Date:
September 2019

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Review Score

8.6 /10

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

9/10

We perform 4 month rotations which could involve supporting manufacturing, performing R&D, investigating failures, validating machines or re-writing specs.

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

10/10

Understanding of coatings and fluid systems, how to re-write specifications, how to and the importance of material preparation. I have also learnt many materials related information.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I really enjoy the variety of moving around and experiencing different teams and different parts of the engine.

4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

Due to the programme being new then I would say that the organising and structure of the course has been lacking. A few problems early on but it has improved.

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?

9/10

I believe we receive a lot of support from both ADLs and managers.

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?

10/10

Regular training sessions and support are always about at different sites. A phone call to the team normally fixes any issues.

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?

5/10

Well the qualifications are more appropriate to a Manufacturing Engineer (ME) rather then a Materials Engineer. So I believe the qualification is only slightly useful.

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)

10/10

There are many social events available but I do not use them.

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

Yes

9b. Why?

Great company, great people and many many opportunities to develop.

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

If you want to enter the world of engineering then go for it. The course is so much better then just going to University!

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