Posted March 2018.
Category: Alumni, Careers, Engineering, Women in STEM
Alexis Griffin has beaten tens of thousands of applicants to secure a sought-after apprenticeship with Rolls Royce – and she’s only 15 years old.
The teenager, a Year 11 student at WMG Academy Coventry, made it through a series of gruelling interviews and tests to be awarded the prestigious apprenticeship in the company’s aerospace division.
Alexis said: “It’s because of WMG Academy that I got this apprenticeship. It’s not just about engineering – coming here built my confidence. It’s very different from other schools.”
Some 50,000 people applied for the apprenticeship scheme and Alexis was one of just 16 successful applicants. She will now complete her GCSEs at WMG Academy before starting with Rolls Royce in September, working, studying and gaining formal qualifications.
Alexis said: “WMG Academy is a high level school and teaches you to be an adult. It’s a great stepping stone into apprenticeships.”
Alexis’s achievement coincided with International Women’s Day and National Apprenticeship Week.