Study Type: Apprenticeship
Study Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Studied: Engineering
DCG engineering teacher Anoopa proud to be teaching at Rolls-Royce
Derby College Group Engineering teacher Anoopa Wilson still can’t quite believe she is working on-site at Rolls-Royce.
Anoopa, who came to Britain from India in 2021, is subcontracted to teach DCG degree apprentices at two of the global company’s Derby locations.
She said: “Working at Rolls-Royce is such a big thing for me. Never did I dream that one day I’d have a subcontracted teaching role at such a world-renowned engineering company. I feel so proud when I see the Rolls-Royce logo on the building on my way to work.”
Anoopa, who taught engineering for eight years in India, has a master’s degree in power electronics from the University of Hertfordshire.
She also holds a Master’s degree in technology, power electronics and drives from Calicut University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University in India.
After gaining her Master’s in the UK, Anoopa decided she wanted to teach here and was thrilled to be taken on by DCG’s Engineering department.
She added: “The apprentices are from different areas of the business – maintenance, aerospace and nuclear – so I teach a range of subjects including maths, mechanical principles and engineering principles.
“My students are all brilliant – respectful and keen to learn which makes them a pleasure to teach. I know it’s still quite unusual to have female engineering teachers and I’m proud and happy to be in this role.”
Anoopa, who is married with a four-year-old daughter, praised her DCG colleagues for all their support in helping her settle into her new job.
She added: “I’ve always been interested in teaching. My grandmother and both my parents were teachers and after I’d gained my engineering degree, I decided that I too wanted to teach rather than go into a career in industry.
Teaching fascinates me. I love being with my students.”
My students are all brilliant – respectful and keen to learn which makes them a pleasure to teach. I know it’s still quite unusual to have female engineering teachers and I’m proud and happy to be in this role.