UK Apprenticeships - Our apprentices - Apprentice 8 - Brad Roden

I began my apprenticeship with BAE Systems at Blackpool and the Fylde College full time for 6 months completing an NVQ Level 2 in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing.

I then moved into my first placement in Virtual Reality at the New Product and Process Development Centre at Samlesbury. This was a great opportunity for me to see the applications of newest technology in the business first hand and is knowledge that I will take with me to other areas within the    business.

It also gave me the chance to travel to different parts of the business and companies we work with, undertaking 3D scanning.

Since that I have moved into my second placement in Airworthiness where I have developed a detailed appreciation of the work that goes into to certifying the aircraft we operate.

I am now looking forward to the next 4 years of my apprenticeship completing my NVQ level 4, foundation degree and BEng (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering.