A 17 year old student from Winstanley College has just secured a prestigious Engineering Apprenticeship (with sponsored degree) at Rolls Royce.
Robyn Hattersley, who is studying for A-levels in Maths, Physics and Politics, will take up the apprenticeship when she completes her studies in summer.
The former Hope Academy pupil began to think about the apprenticeship route when she decided that engineering was her future career route.
Robyn says: ‘With engineering being such a practical subject, it was a no brainer that an apprenticeship would be the best option. It meant I would receive on the job training, gaining all the hands-on skills I would need and at the same time would still be able to complete my degree. The other obvious benefit was getting paid to work and study!
“I received lots of support from college when I started to apply for apprenticeships and when I was invited to the assessment day at Rolls Royce I was given further help in preparing for this. Getting told that I had been successful and had been accepted onto the apprenticeship was fantastic. I can’t believe I am going to work for such a renowned company; the future is very exciting.’
Robyn will be moving to Derby, where the company is based, in summer and will complete the degree part of the apprenticeship at a local university.