Aim high & Pioneer the power that matters
Beyond tomorrow

Whether we’re building the world’s most efficient large aero-engine or championing electrification, Rolls-Royce is all about innovation. And as we continue to transform the potential of technology, so could you. An apprenticeship or training programme with us means creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in.

This is a chance to get hands-on experience on some ground-breaking projects as part of a business that employs some 50,000 people in more than 50 countries, and has customers in 150. We know that the next big idea could come from anyone, in any role, so there’s every chance it could come from you. Especially because across all three of our business areas – Civil Aerospace, Defence and Power Systems – we value fresh perspectives, diverse approaches and different ways of looking at things.

Our opportunities

Our apprenticeships span the breadth of our engineering disciplines as well as our operations and business teams – all of them are a stepping stone to a rewarding career with us.

If you’re completing your GCSEs, we offer Advanced/Modern Practical apprenticeships. If you’re doing A-levels, we have a range of degree apprenticeships: Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Engineering, Materials Laboratories, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Commercial, and Digital & Technology Solutions. We also have a Management Accountant training scheme which leads to a CIMA qualification, and a Manufacturing Management sponsored master’s degree programme.

Why join us?

Whichever programme you join, you’ll be working on live projects, earning as you learn through formal training as well as via practical experiences working alongside technical or business experts. A career with us means applying your curiosity, enthusiasm and creative thinking to the issues that affect our planet today – and helping us overcome the challenges we’ll face tomorrow. This is an opportunity to build a fantastic career and achieve invaluable qualifications as you play your own part in pioneering the power that matters.

Find out more and apply at careers.rolls-royce.com

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.

Rolls Royce Derby, Bristol, Hucknall, Washington, Inchinnan
30 Oct, 2018
Degree Apprenticeship
Our reputation for technical excellence is a defining part of our heritage and something we’re immensely proud of. Join us as a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Engineer, and you’ll feel that sense of pride too. Not least because we’ll give you the on-the-job training and hands-on experience you need to become a technical expert. More than that, we’ll support you to gain industry-recognised qualifications, and give you a competitive salary while you learn. The programme NDT is used across a wide variety of sectors and relies heavily upon Physics and Maths. NDT is vital to us in inspecting components across our Civil Aerospace, Defence and Power Systems businesses, and we work with world-class universities and companies to ensure our inspection technologies are industry leading. Your apprenticeship will give you exposure across our business as you learn how to use NDT to find surface and internal defects in a variety of materials. You’ll spend time building your practical and theoretical knowledge of x-rays (radiography), ultrasonics, eddy currents, magnetic particle inspection and fluorescent penetrant inspection undertaking training courses in these five main NDT methods at a new state-of-the-art training facility. You’ll gain manufacturing and laboratory experience of these methods along with quality assessment techniques, providing a mix of both practical and theoretical experience. This apprenticeship typically lasts around 48 months. Read more about this programme via http://www.bindt.org/education-and-training/Apprenticeships/ndt-engineer-apprenticeship/ What you’ll do You’ll be trained to lead your own technical projects and to work with expert mentors to develop the skills you need to thrive. Your role will see you selecting the optimal NDT method and conducting tests on parts – so be ready for practical experiments, project planning, resource control, problem solving and gaining technical know-how. You’ll also learn how we use NDT in research and development, and have the opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art technologies that enable us to find smaller-sized defects, increase our throughput and reduce our costs. You’ll undertake a variety of different placements across the business to equip you with practical experience in the various NDT methods. You can also expect to spend some time in our offices, solving technical issues and running projects to help our internal customers. Throughout, you’ll study for the BEng (Hons) NDT Degree at Northampton University, getting to grips with the Maths, Electronics and Physics behind these methods. This is a new degree, designed by Rolls-Royce and the British Institute of NDT. Some modules will be delivered residentially at Northampton University; other modules will be delivered via distance learning. What you’ll get A competitive salary starting from £13,125 a year which will increase as you train A competitive pension, and 33 days’ holiday per year (inclusive of bank holidays) Career support from day one A Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship Internationally-recognised NDT qualifications to NDT Level III You will be able to apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status with the British Institute of NDT Skills training in team work , management and technical behaviours through our Outward Bound and STEM activities  What you’ll need  Two A-levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above (obtained or predicted) in either Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Electronics or ICT. Plus GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above in Maths and English Language. 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 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 50,000 bold, curious pioneers, creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in. 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.
Rolls Royce Derby, Bristol, Hucknall, Washington, Denby
30 Oct, 2018
Degree Apprenticeship
This is your opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers to make sure the materials we use are as innovative and safe as possible. Building on your previous academic studies, you can expect to gain an understanding of different materials and their uses, failure investigation studies, research and development, process control and laboratory-related improvement activities.  You’ll also get to work on a variety of different special processes used during component manufacture, such as chemical processing, laser processes, machining, welding, heat treatment, casting, forging and various coatings. This will give you a broad overview as you split your time between our offices and high-tech laboratories, providing a mix of both practical and theoretical experience. The programme Initially, you’ll gain foundation engineering skills and knowledge through time spent off-the-job in an engineering skills workshop. You’re going to be working with experienced engineering instructors, completing both written and practical activities. You’ll then undertake a variety of three to six-month placements in our manufacturing laboratories and specialist materials teams, working with our experienced and knowledgeable people to learn how the special processes we use operate.  Typical placement roles can include:  Assisting our suppliers to deliver products and materials within specifications Statistically analysing and modelling material properties to help Design Engineers understand how they behave in extreme environments Conducting forensic failure investigations by carrying out metallurgical analysis into a product or material to understand how its performance can be improved and higher product safety can be achieved Mapping out various technical processes and improving them to reduce cost and improve delivery times Testing materials to understand alloy composition.  These placement opportunities will allow you to work on a variety of laboratory equipment from initial microscopic component preparation through to Scanning Electron Microscopes. This practical experience will be supported by theoretical learning as you undertake a degree in a Materials or Manufacturing discipline. This apprenticeship typically lasts 48 months.  What you’ll get A competitive salary starting from £13,125 A competitive pension, and 33 days’ holiday per year (inclusive of bank holidays) Work with expert mentors and career coaches Honours degree in a Materials or Manufacturing discipline Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace & Aviation Engineering (foundation competence) Level 4 Diploma in Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing (development competence) What you’ll need Three A-levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above including Maths, plus two other in either Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Electronics or ICT.  We’re looking for people who are very team-orientated – you’ll spend time with your fellow apprentices on team-building initiatives, including our training course with The Outward Bound Trust.  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 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 50,000 bold, curious pioneers, creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in. 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