Maintenance/Mechatronics Engineer at Rolls-Royce

Start Date:
2020
Location:
Bristol
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Review Date:
February 2021

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Review Score

10/10

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

10/10

When onsite working, my role is to be a maintenance technician. This means carrying out planned scheduled maintenance and repair work on the machinery on site.

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

10/10

During my time in college and onsite I have been able to develop and learn new skills; such as maintenance and diagnostic techniques, hand fitting skills, using production machinery (milling and turning machines), electrical and mechanical principles and robotics.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I really enjoy the programme that I am on. This is because of the range and variation of work that I undertake as well as the depth of knowledge and skills I am learning.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

It is well structured; there is a clear plan of the necessary work that needs to be done and the deadlines are clear and provides me with enough time to complete the work.

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

10/10

Rolls-Royce offers a wide range of support if I need it. They offer professional support as well as personal support

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

10/10

The college provides a lot of support including support sessions to help with any subjects that i need assistance with. Staff are all friendly and will help out whenever they can.

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

10/10

The course that I am doing has made an immediate impact with what I do in the workplace. I have been able to use the knowledge I have learned to understand how they machinery at my workplace functions and help to diagnose any issues with them.

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

My workplace has offered optional webinars and extra sessions to get involved with that includes other employees that are not apprentices.

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

Yes

9b. Why?

Rolls-Royce is a great employer due to their care and trust of their employees and the high level of help they provide. the course is very in depth and the work placements allow you to get fully involved with the area that you will eventually work in.

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

Read up about the history of Rolls-Royce and understand where they started and how they operate now. Look at their current projects as well as future prospects. Be confident in yourself and take part.

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