Andrew Bancroft, Undergraduate Apprentice, Airbus
During my apprenticeship I am spending up to 6 months in a variety of office based roles within difference departments in Airbus, these departments range from programme planning to manufacturing engineering, design and enablement teams.
Presently as a member of an enablement team I am working on a project which applies lean manufacturing principles. I will soon be working in a design department where I will be working with CAD software and stress analysis.
Adaptability is required to find solutions to a variety of issues combined with strong team working skills in order to work effectively with colleagues.
In school my favourite subjects were Maths and Physics.
At sixth form I took A levels in Maths, Physics, Geography and Economics having enjoyed Geography and Business Studies at GCSE.
I considered attending university to complete an Aero Engineering degree however decided an apprenticeship was for me
I found the combination of challenges and knowledge that engineering requires, along with my love of aviation, a great reason to pursue a career in Aeronautical Engineering
Having joined Airbus in 2013 I am now completing my bachelor’s degree and gaining valuable experience in the aerospace industry.