AMRC Training Centre: Rosie Davies

Rosie Davies, who is undertaking her apprenticeship at Boeing and the AMRC Training Centre, operates machinery and creates components for aeroplane actuators

Why do you feel an apprenticeship is the right route into engineering?

“I strongly believe that an apprenticeship is the right route into engineering because you start learning and earning straight away. You aren’t held back by student debt like you would be at university. It isn’t all textbooks and case studies. Instead, you are learning hands-on and experiencing life on the workshop floor firsthand. I believe this prepares you for the future. The people that teach you have years of experience in the engineering industry and pass on their tips to you.”

What made you choose the AMRC Training Centre and how has it helped you so far?

“I chose the AMRC Training Centre because of its fantastic reputation and because of the doors they could open for me. I chose to go there because you don’t leave empty-handed. You take away recognised qualifications and even a degree if that is something you want to pursue. In the time I have been there, I have already learned more than I ever thought possible. I went from knowing nothing about machines to operating CNC machines and creating complex parts in just over a year and will learn more over the next few years.”

What is it like working for Boeing?

“It is amazing. Operating machinery and creating components for aeroplane actuators is something I didn’t think I would be capable of. Every day is a challenge but at Boeing it is important to strive to achieve and overcome those challenges.”

What advice would you give to the next generation of engineering apprentices?

“Believe in yourself. Push yourself, work hard, and focus every day and you will turn those dreams into reality.”

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