I chose Airbus as an employer, due to the impressive Apprenticeship programme they offer.
It was my initial decision after A-Levels to go to University and study an International Business Studies degree. I wanted to work for a large business that was interesting and charismatic, hopefully with an opportunity to work in different countries. However, shortly after receiving my results and upon realising the expenses and debt I would be left with, I thought it wise to defer my entry for a year in the hope of finding an apprenticeship in an international business that would help me achieve my aim. It also occurred to me that though I could leave university with a degree I might not be able to get a job, as many graduates have found.
I am currently in a work placement in A380 where my role includes Aircraft General Spares management; monitoring shortages of tooling and materials; ensuring they arrive at the promised time. My role also includes finance and project work.
In my career with Airbus I aim to work in a number of functional areas putting the best of my abilities to good use and alongside, working for a Masters Degree in Supply and Procurement. If the opportunity arises, I would also like to work in Germany and France eventually speaking the relevant languages with confidence.
My advice to young people at school about to make key decisions about their future is to think outside the norm. There are fantastic opportunities for those who want them. You only get out what you put in!