09 February 2015

Tim Jakobi, RIIERP Program to Rolls-Royce, Bristol (UK)

Tim knows the technical skillset he embraced during his internship at Rolls-Royce will stay with him for the rest of his life and help him to transition from university to industry.

“I believe that the growth and development that can be derived through doing RIIERP is extremely valuable for anyone and opportunities that inevitably arise as a result of RIIERP are outstanding.”

RMIT Program: Bachelor of Engineering (Aero Eng) (Honours)

Global Program: RIIERP

Destination: Rolls-Royce, Bristol (UK)

"Thanks to RIIERP, I got to undertake an 8 month internship at Rolls-Royce in Bristol, United Kingdom. I participated in a project that involved looking at vibration signals of aerospace engines and using them to provide a diagnosis and prognosis of the health of engines. In the EHM (Engine Health Monitoring) department of Rolls-Royce, I worked with a team of professional engineers who were always willing to share their experience and expertise. This allowed me to learn from them and develop my professional skills tremendously. The work that I conducted at Rolls-Royce taught me a number of technical and theoretical aspects of engineering that cannot be acquired in the classroom and can only be found in an engineering environment such as Rolls-Royce. The technical skillset that I embraced during the internship will stay with me for the rest of my life and also will help my transition from university to industry after graduation. A big component of RIIERP is the international cultural experience that comes along with working in a company outside of Australia. In Bristol, I interacted with the local people and by doing so immersed myself in the local culture. This opened my mind and taught me a lot about people along with the understanding of their way of life with respect to what I grew up with in Australia.

Overall, the experience that is gained from doing RIIERP is truly life-changing. It greatly improved my communication skills in the industry and this has already impacted positively on my final year of studies and personal life. I believe that the growth and development that can be derived through doing RIIERP is extremely valuable for anyone and opportunities that inevitably arise as a result of RIIERP are outstanding."

 RIIERP student, Tim Jakobi

RIIERP student, Tim Jakobi