04.06.18 - Student Secures Dream Engineering Job with Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship

We’re delighted to share the news that one of our Sixth Form students has successfully secured a much sought after place on a Higher Apprenticeship programme at Rolls-Royce.

Rolls-Royce has a world class reputation for nurturing young engineers and its apprenticeship programme is more difficult to get into than Oxford or Cambridge. With only 380 positions available, George O’Neill was one of more than 50,000 applicants to apply for a place for an Apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce.

He says: “I’ve always had an interest in engineering and am impressed by the world class reputation of Rolls-Royce. Not only will I be working towards the degree I need for a successful career in engineering under a household name, I’ll also earn whilst I’m learning everything I need to know.

“It’s with thanks to my teachers at Ockbrook School that I’ve grown more in confidence and was encouraged to apply for the apprenticeship. I’m really looking forward to starting the next step towards my dream career.”

The application process included three online assessments, followed by a face-to-face innovation and motivation interview, technical interview, as well as a group exercise. George will start the four-year Manufacturing Higher Apprenticeship from September and will graduate with a BA in Manufacturing Engineering.

Head of Physics, Neal Gupta says: “It’s no surprise that George has been successful in gaining a place on the scheme. Since joining Ockbrook Sixth Form he has demonstrated a desire to understand how things work and is fascinated by the abstract nature of Physics. George’s comments during discussions are incisive and often deepen the discussion; the way he thinks about Physics and its applications make me believe he will make a groundbreaking discovery during his career. He is an outstanding student and has used the opportunities available at Ockbrook School to develop his skills.”