Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, University of Edinburgh
PLACEMENTS SO FAR
I've had a vast range of experiences on the programme. I've worked on oil system maintenance strategy for the JSF LiftSystem, investigated route cause of engine failures with the Air Safety Investigation team, developed a novel torque tool design for future engines on the engineering Design & Make project, designed a tidal turbine generating system with Tidal Generation, worked as a development engineer getting the Environmentally Friendly Engine to the test bed, and worked as a Deployed Services Rep at RAF Marham.
MOST EXCITING PROJECT
I was a development engineer on the Environmentally Friendly Engine program when they were in the final stages of building the engine and getting it running on the test bed. EFE is a demonstrator engine, which is being used to test cutting-edge efficient combustor and turbine technology for use in future large civil engines. It was exciting to learn about this emerging technology first-hand, and contribute to a greener civil aerospace industry.
BEST THING ABOUT ROLLS-ROYCE
The most enjoyable thing about working at Rolls-Royce is the freedom to be in command of your own career. I'm free to choose which areas of the business I work in, and when and where I move as my career progresses. This means I know I'll be in roles which suit my skills, and that I'll continue to be engaged - and experience variety in my work.
TRAINING AND SUPPORT
I've undertaken many training courses over the time on the graduate scheme, including manufacturing workshop skills, project management and systems engineering skills training.