Sarah Markey

Sarah Markey

Second Year Business and Management, Durham University

I had a lot of fun during the assessment process and met some amazing people. The candidates had come from all over the world in order to study at a university in the UK, so it was nice to meet such a diverse group of like-minded undergraduates. Everyone got on so well - some of us went to dinner together and I still speak to some as friends now. The networking sessions with Rolls-Royce employees gave me a great insight into how females fit into a male dominated industry and workplace and that there is such a broad range of opportunities at Rolls-Royce. Our tour of the engine testing areas was a real eye opener for me as I had never appreciated just how big aircraft engines are, or the testing that goes on behind the scenes to ensure engine quality and passenger safety. The day we were looking round, the brand new carbon/titanium fan blades had just been announced, so it was exciting to see these fresh out of their boxes!

Working for a brand that has managed to stay at the forefront of the aircraft engine industry despite the more recent challenges such as noise and emissions reduction, really appeals to me. I want to learn how Rolls-Royce is able to stay a leading brand while facing such challenges. As Rolls-Royce works in such a dynamic industry, I like the idea that each new day will bring a variety of challenges and problem solving. There is a diverse range of roles available, meaning that there is plenty of scope to move around and discover more about every area.