Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs. Whether we’re building the world’s most efficient large aero-engine or championing electrification, we’re all about innovation. A career with us means creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in.

As an apprentice, you’ll have every opportunity to get involved in our ground-breaking work. We believe that diverse ways of thinking make for ever better ideas. That’s why we give people with bold, curious minds the chance to be themselves. With us, you’ll have all the support and training you need to bring your fresh perspectives to pioneering the power that matters.

You’ll also collaborate with some brilliant minds. We have 54,500 people across more than 50 international offices. They’re hugely diverse – but all share the same curiosity and desire to innovate. So it’s unsurprising that every year we invest £1.4 billion in research and development, and file for more patents per year than any other company in the UK. Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible is in our DNA.

If you want to help create innovative technology that helps solve some of our biggest environmental and societal challenges – and to achieve valuable qualifications along the way – we think you’ll love life with us.

Apprenticeship areas

Our apprenticeships span the breadth of our engineering disciplines. Whether you’re completing your GCSEs or A-levels or are in the world of work and looking for a change of career, they’re perfect for you.

Our Advanced/Modern Practical and Technical apprenticeships are for those who have, or are about to complete, GCSEs (or an equivalent qualification).

If you have, or are in the process of completing, A-levels (or an equivalent qualification), we’ve got a range of degree level apprenticeships: Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Engineering, Materials Laboratories, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Digital & Technology Solutions.

We’re reinventing our Business and Operations programmes to offer greater breadth and choice. We’ll be relaunching them all in 2021, so look out for details on our website in Summer 2020.


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Salaries & Benefits

Whichever programme you join, you’ll be working on live projects – projects that are helping to shape the world we live in. You’ll earn as you learn through formal training as well as via practical experiences working alongside technical or business experts.


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We’re a future-focused business, and as an apprentice, you’ll be an integral part of that future. A career with us means applying your curiosity, agile thinking and collaborative approach to the issues that affect our planet today – and helping us overcome the challenges we’ll face tomorrow. This is your chance to play your own part in pioneering the power that matters.

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Rolls Royce Nationwide
04 Nov, 2019
Advanced Apprenticeship
When you’re building, manufacturing, inspecting or repairing some of the most advanced engines in the world, the margin for error is, quite literally, microscopic. That’s why we invest so much in training our Practical Apprentices. We provide a salaried job and the support you need to gain nationally-recognised qualifications. More than that, with the chance to get hands-on experience with our engines or products, we offer the sort of exciting, real-world exposure that you simply can’t get anywhere else. The programme In your first year, you’ll gain a strong foundation in the practical skills you need to work on our products in our Apprentice Academy in Derby, or with one of our approved training providers across the UK. Over the following three years, you’ll broaden and deepen your knowledge through a range of attachments within a defined business, where you’ll work with and be supported by some of our top engineers. Along the way, you’ll work towards completing your Apprenticeship standard and gain relevant engineering qualifications. You’ll be assigned a specific role to develop into which could include Fitter, Machinist, Composite Technician (Bristol Only), Maintenance Technician, or Welder/Sheet Metal Worker/Fabricator. You’ll be offered the chance to express a preference at application stage but we can’t guarantee you’ll be offered your preference as this will depend on the location you’re recruited to and business need. What you’ll do This is hands-on work. So whether you’re producing, building or maintaining Rolls-Royce products, or are making and maintaining the tools we need to a high standard, you’ll be making a big impact. Throughout your apprenticeship you can expect to train on some state-of-the-art products, equipment or machinery. All while being guided and supported by engineering experts. What you’ll need We’ll want to see creativity, an agile approach and a passion for practical engineering – you’ll need to be keen to get stuck into real work in a factory-based environment. Numeracy is important, and you should be a great team player. You’ll have to learn fast and have the discipline to balance studying for a qualification with the demands of your role. You’ll need a minimum three GCSEs (or equivalent) in Maths and English Language, plus either Engineering, Design & Technology or Science (excluding Biology), all at grade 4 or C or above (obtained or predicted). Beyond your qualifications, we want to see evidence that you're genuinely interested in developing a career in engineering. For instance, we'd like to hear about how you tinker with cars, bicycles or motorbikes; or about an engineering project you've done at school or work, or a club you've been involved with. What you’ll get A competitive salary starting from £12,302 per year A competitive pension, and 33 days’ holiday per year (inclusive of bank holidays) Career support from day one Nationally recognised qualifications Who we are Whether we’re building the world’s most efficient large aero-engine or supporting NASA missions on the edge of space, Rolls-Royce is all about innovation. We invest £1.4 billion every year into research and development, and file more patents annually than any other company in the UK. Working at Rolls-Royce means being part of a global team of 54,500 bold, curious pioneers, creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in. Find out more and apply at We recruit, select and develop our people on merit, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race/colour/nationality/ethnic or national origins, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable legislation.