"There is a great graduate training program which focuses both on your technical abilities as well as your people skills."
When I first saw the engineers and the ground-breaking work that was going on with the hydrogen electric demonstrator I was immediately convinced.
It's definitely a fun place to work. There is a lot of hard work going on but there is a good balance between work and life. I would class it as a mixed culture between a high-tech software company and a traditional aerospace company, with many experienced people.
My current rotation is in Systems Engineering. As such, I get to speak with experts in many fields. From very early on I was invited into important meetings and there is absolutely no feeling at all that you are just doing work to train yourself, all the work I'm doing is needed by the team. In the Systems Engineering team I am currently helping write requirements which is one of the first steps in the product's life cycle.
There is a great graduate training program which focuses both on your technical abilities as well as your people skills. In addition, your manager has regular catch ups with you where you can track your progress. As the graduate program is quite new, there are many opportunities to drive your own development, and your supervisors encourage you to do so.
It's difficult to name one thing. As exciting as being close to a record-breaking aircraft is, I have to say that the people are the best thing. Everyone is really passionate and great at what they do so there are many opportunities to learn from the best in the field.
Having started recently I have had the chance to take charge of the development of a small part of the power generation system, which is a rare opportunity for a graduate.