Being Apprentices

Kingston College

This is where we spent the majority of our first year as apprentices, and more importantly, where Tiro Racing was formed. Here, we've completed an NVQ Level 2 practical qualification and begun our BTEC Level 3 in Engineering. The workshop has become like a second home for us over the past few months, and it is here that our cars are manufactured to perfection. Nothing soothes the nerves like the familiar whirring of a milling machine or a centre lathe!

SIEMENS

Alisha works for Siemens Rail Automation as a Signalling Design Apprentice. This role involves designing schematics of signalling layouts including the traditional 'traffic light' style signals, along with lesser known equipment such as track circuits, axle counters, points machines and more. Her first year has given her a strong understanding of the fundamentals of engineering needed to take her further in her career in the rail industry. She loves both the office and the workshop, and always takes pride in her work.

Imperial College London

Matt works at Imperial College London in South Kensington as an Apprentice Machinist. His work involves using lathes and mills to produce bespoke components to within an accuracy of ±0.05mm. These components will be used for world leading research projects by senior academics at the University. The development of his skills over the past year have been key in our ability to manufacture our cars to such a high standard.

National Physical Laboratory

Josh and Toby work at the National Physical Laboratory as Engineering Apprentices. They will be working within the business to help design and manufacture instruments; these are used for calibration and measurements, both within the company and for third parties such as the European Space Agency and the Red Bull F1 team. This will include using CAD software and using both manual and CNC machining methods to produce incredibly accurate components. Josh hopes to carry the skills he's developed in project management through his career, and we're sure Toby will continue to develop his CAD skills for years to come.

GlaxoSmithKline

George works at GSK as an Engineering Apprentice. He works to maintain machines in a pharmaceutical factory which produces Sensodyne and Aquafresh toothpastes and mouthwashes. This involves stripping and rebuilding pumps and motors, as well as performing routine works on other production machinery. The skills he has developed in machining and hand fitting make him a vital contributor to the high quality production of our cars.

Rolls-Royce PLC

Hugh works at Rolls-Royce PLC at Heathrow Airport as an Aeronautical Repair and Overhaul Apprentice. He works with jet engines to strip the components and assess their condition using advanced techniques to discover faults and wear which would not be recognisable by the human eye. His professionalism and work ethic have enabled us to run a strong and informative social media and marketing campaign, and we're sure he will make good use of his experiences with us throughout his career.