Aerospace Degree Apprentice
2 months ago

Hi, I'm Megan, a fifth-year Aerospace Degree Apprentice with one of the Mechanical Engineering Teams at AtkinsRéalis. I'm immersed in the world of aerospace design, where I collaborate with seasoned experts to enhance the safety and performance of aerospace components and systems. Every day, I blend academic learning with real-world application, contributing to innovative projects and expanding my skills in a friendly and supportive environment.

What has been the best part of your apprenticeship?

The variety. In a typical working week, I work on client-facing projects, study towards my degree, and get involved in internal initiatives. AtkinsRéalis has supported my development outside of project work, including my degree studies and my involvement in various STEM events, such as the Flying Start Challenge and careers fairs in local schools.

What do you like about being an apprentice #InsideAtkinsRéalis?

The community of apprentices and Early Careers professionals we have. Networking with apprentices across diverse apprenticeship schemes and teams helps me understand what different professionals do. In my experience, all apprentices are willing to help and support other cohorts if they have questions or concerns.

What's your Top Tip for those considering an apprenticeship?

Get involved wherever you can. The apprenticeship scheme has given me a great insight into the opportunities available to Young Professionals. You just need to be willing to get involved and make the most of the opportunities that excite YOU!

What kind of work could I do as an AtkinsRéalis apprentice?

During my time with AtkinsRéalis, I've gained valuable project experience. I've worked on projects relating to Aerospace and Defence, allowing me to broaden my technical knowledge and experience in client-facing roles. This has included my most recent role, where I've taken on more responsibility by coordinating tasks for the client and working with them to deliver work packages that meet their requirements.

What's it like working in a huge company with over 36,000 employees?

Being part of a global workforce is an enlightening experience, especially with AtkinsRéalis' commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I). I've been involved in one ED&I project called Breaking Boundaries, an annual event dedicated to celebrating and highlighting the importance of diversity in the aerospace and defense sector. It's great that AtkinsRéalis encourages their employees to get involved with initiatives like this by attending these events or participating in the planning!

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