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Meet engineering apprentice – Ellie

We caught up with one of our engineering apprentices, Ellie, to find out more about the projects that she is currently working on…

Ellie joined the engineering apprenticeship programme, after completing an Engineering Extended National Diploma in Coleg Y Cymoedd. Currently, Ellie’s role provides valuable experience in the fields of general engineering – working in a laboratory environment, systems engineering, hardware and support, as well as gaining a wider understanding of business activities and the projects and programmes General Dynamics UK is involved in.

“I like learning about how the system functions and what could cause it to fail.”

As part of the apprenticeship programme, Ellie has been working within the system integration team, playing an active part in capability and functionality testing as our products progress through the engineering life cycle. The role involves investigating the causes when the system doesn’t behave as expected – improving competency with Bowman functionality and retaining any gained knowledge in order to apply it to fault finding, actively contributing to the programme.