Today, we had the pleasure of hosting Alex Boyle, a representative from Rolls Royce, who gave our Sixth Form and Year 11 pupils a fascinating insight into the world of practical and degree apprenticeships.
Alex, a stress engineer at the aerospace centre in Derby, shared his experiences testing manufactured parts for airlines. His talk covered the diverse work Rolls Royce does in the aerospace, rocket engines, and military defence sectors.
He highlighted the multitude of career paths available within Rolls Royce and the incredible opportunity for international exposure. Alex mentioned bases in Indianapolis, India, and Dahlewitz (Germany) and how apprentices have the chance to travel and work across these locations.
One of the key takeaways was the discussion about the benefits of a Rolls Royce apprenticeship. Alex emphasised the absence of student loans, an impressive starting salary, and the invaluable on-the-job experience gained at an FTSE-100 company.
Dylan, a Year 11 pupil, shared his thoughts: “It was really interesting to hear about all the different career pathways at Rolls Royce. I thought that they only made cars and was surprised to see that they make plane engines too. I will definitely look into applying.”
For those intrigued by the possibilities, Alex encouraged everyone to explore their interests and keep an eye on the Rolls Royce website for upcoming apprenticeship openings.
A huge thank you to Alex Boyle for inspiring our pupils today! Let’s continue to encourage our pupils to explore their passions and consider the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.