Peter Webster, Undergraduate Apprentice, Airbus
As an undergraduate apprentice I spend most of my time in the workplace, though typically one day per week is spent at university.
Over the course of 3 years I will complete placements in various areas of the business, from Design & Stress to Manufacturing Engineering.
Most of the day is spent in an office, though I regularly visit production areas to see issues.
Strong communication skills, ability to prioritise tasks and manage workload, and good problem solving skills are all essential.
I studied the Scottish equivalent of A levels in Maths, Physics, English, Computing Studies and Music. I enjoyed Maths and Physics, and I’ve always had a love of aircraft; it seemed a degree in Aeronautical Engineering would be the obvious choice. However, I also have a love for music which led me to pursue a career in music.
After graduating from university with a Music degree I worked for 7 years as a musician. I travelled a lot and fulfilled some lifelong ambitions, but the aerospace bug would never leave me! I wanted to study engineering, but also needed relevant work experience, so this apprenticeship was the perfect mix.