ENGINEERING DEGREE APPRENTICE
Studying towards a BEng (Hons) in Applied Engineering at WMG, University of Warwick
What are the advantages of being on the apprenticeship scheme?
The Apprenticeship Scheme at Aston Martin presents you with a variety of unique opportunities, one such opportunity is allowing you to study the theory of Engineering through University or College which you can then apply first-hand back to your workplace. In addition, through the Apprenticeship Scheme you gain 4 years of work experience as you move around the business working with a myriad of different departments, each of which helping to increase your knowledge and skills in Engineering.
How has the apprenticeship scheme helped you to develop?
Before Aston Martin and before my Apprenticeship I wanted to improve both time management and communication. Through working in a professional environment, by getting involved in various projects and by collaborating with other engineers, I have seen both disciplines improve. I have been fortunate enough to teach Sixth Form students studying engineering, various tools and techniques used within Aston Martin, therefore, allowing me to put communication into practice. At Aston Martin, through the apprenticeship scheme, you will develop in knowledge, skills and behaviours that are essential for working in the automotive industry.
Would you recommend being an apprentice with Aston Martin?
I would of course recommend an apprenticeship with Aston Martin as the past 4 years have been so valuable to me, giving me a real head-start in my career as an aspiring engineer. Working on a range of ultra-luxury Aston Martins will help you gain hands-on, practical experience where you learn the right skills for the job. Alongside working at Aston Martin, you’ll be studying for an Engineering qualification funded by the company, allowing you to gain a deeper knowledge of different sectors of Engineering.
Why did you choose to apply for the apprenticeship scheme?
When studying Engineering at Sixth Form, I was fortunate enough to be given a project by Aston Martin. The project was not only enjoyable but got me to think like an engineer and so from there I wanted to pursue a career in Automotive Engineering. However, there are many different areas that you can go into in Automotive Engineering, so to explore what I was best suited to I wanted to do an Apprenticeship and what better place to do that than at Aston Martin.