A ROLLS-ROYCE apprentice has given students new drive as they decide on their future career ambitions.

Former Northallerton School and Sixth Form student James Walters returned to his old classrooms to help students broaden their thinking about future careers and courses of study.

His visit came as part of an Aim Higher careers event which was also attended by university representatives, local employers, the police, and Forces recruitment officers, among others.

James, 20, who was selected from thousands of hopefuls for an apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce’s Derby factory, is continuing his employment with the leading aerospace company while finishing a degree and a masters in material science at Sheffield University.