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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.

Apprenticeships

As above.

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.

Requirements

Dependent on programme.

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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
02 Dec, 2019
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. 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 £13,532 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. Roles available at our Derby site What you’ll need Two A-levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above, one A-Level (or equivalent) must include maths at grade C or above and either Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Electronics or ICT at grade C or above (obtained or predicted). Alternatively, an engineering-focused including further maths Level 3 extended BTEC at DDM minimum. Plus, GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language grade C or 4 and Maths, minimum grade B or 5. Creativity and an agile approach are also key to join us on this programme. You’ll need to be someone who pays attention to detail and is self-motivated to deliver on project work. Your ability to deliver, what you say you’re going to do, on time, is important. As well as that you should be a strong team player who can lead and influence others, deliver fantastic work and be accountable for making decisions. 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 careers.rolls-royce.com We are an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential. You can learn more about our global Diversity and Inclusion strategy here .
Rolls Royce Bristol, Birmingham, Barnoldswick, Hucknall, Washington, Ansty, Derby, Inchinnan
02 Dec, 2019
Degree Apprenticeship
On our Manufacturing Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, you’ll get to study towards an engineering bachelor’s degree and work alongside world-class engineers. All while making a real contribution to an advanced engineering business. It’s a great way to earn, learn and grow in confidence as part of a supportive team. And it provides you with the perfect platform to go on to even bigger challenges. The programme The beginning of our four-year programme will see you undertake foundation training at our Apprentice Academy in Derby or a local further education college, which will give you a broad appreciation of manufacturing engineering principles. After this, you’ll be ready to embark on a series of six-month placements. You’ll undertake internal job-specific training courses over the remaining three years as well as studying for your university qualification on day-release. All of this will give you practical knowledge in areas such as introducing new products or controlling change to existing manufacturing processes, acquiring new technology and continuous improvement. You’ll learn how to manage projects and costs, how to design and validate manufacturing processes, solve engineering problems, and implement quality assurance methods. What you’ll do Our Manufacturing Engineers are amongst the best in their field. To develop some of the most advanced manufacturing processes in the world, they have to be. They work across Civil Aerospace, Defence and Power Systems, and you’ll join them in one of those businesses. Turning our designs into reality, you’ll learn from engineers, customers, suppliers and operations specialists in every part of Rolls-Royce around the globe, so you’ll enjoy plenty of exposure as you gain the experience you need to become a vital part of our future. All while taking advantage of on-and-off-the-job training, a competitive salary and amazing opportunities to grow your career. What you’ll get A competitive salary starting from £13,532 a year A competitive pension, and 33 days’ holiday per year (inclusive of bank holidays) Career support from day one A debt-free bachelor’s degree and nationally-recognised qualifications What you’ll need Our degree apprentices need to be passionate about manufacturing engineering. So, you should be analytical, motivated and, most importantly, endlessly curious about how things are made. Creativity and an agile approach are both important too. You’ll also have to be numerate and process-focused. We look for three A-levels (or equivalent) at grade B or above in Maths and Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Computer Science or Engineering, plus one other subject at Grade C (obtained or predicted). Alternatively, an engineering-focused Level 3 extended BTEC DDM minimum. You’ll also need GCSEs (or equivalent) in English Language at grade C or 4 and Maths, at a minimum of grade B or 5. Depending on your location, you may study for your degree at a university where you’ll be required to pass an entry assessment as part of our recruitment process. Please check the job description for the location you are interested in to see if this applies. Roles available at our Bristol, Derby, Hucknall, Rotherham, Inchinnan, Barnoldswick, Ansty, and Washington sites   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 careers.rolls-royce.com We are an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential. You can learn more about our global Diversity and Inclusion strategy here .
Rolls Royce Nationwide
02 Dec, 2019
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 specification 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 £13,532 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 (obtained or predicted), which must include Maths, plus two other A-Levels in either Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Electronics or ICT at Grade C or above. Alternatively, a BTEC Level 3 extended diploma in an engineering-related subject including Further Maths at DDM minimum. You’ll also need 5 x GCSE or equivalent qualification including Maths at grade B/5 or above, and English Language, Double Science (or Physics and Chemistry) plus one other subject at grade C/4 or above. We’re looking for people who are creative, agile in their approach and very team-orientated – you’ll spend time with your fellow apprentices on team-building initiatives. Roles available at our Derby site 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 careers.rolls-royce.com We are an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential. You can learn more about our global Diversity and Inclusion strategy here .
Rolls Royce Bristol, UK
02 Dec, 2019
Degree Apprenticeship
This is an opportunity to build invaluable engineering skills working alongside our experts as well as studying towards a degree. You’ll gain the kind of all-round experience that will enable you to choose where your interests best lie so you can specialise when the programme comes to an end. It makes this a brilliant platform from which to launch a truly fulfilling career as a Rolls-Royce Engineer. The programme Join our Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Programme and, while you're working towards a bachelor’s degree-level education, you'll also be getting invaluable experience. By the time you finish the programme, you'll have achieved your degree, and be ready on a practical level to start taking your development way beyond that. What you’ll do All the way through your degree apprenticeship, you'll be working alongside exceptional engineering professionals. You'll gain a firm foundation in engineering principles, before going on to placements in different areas of the company. These generally last four months each, which allows you to develop a real understanding of what working in that area means. We recruit Engineering Degree Apprentices into Civil Aerospace and Defence. If we hire you into one of these areas, you'll enjoy on and off the job training, a competitive salary and opportunities to progress within our Engineering function. Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship, you’ll have a good idea of where you want to focus. For example, you could be a Design Engineer, Stress Engineer, Development Engineer, a Service Engineer or a Lifecycle Engineer. What you’ll need Three A-levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above in Maths and Physics, Chemistry or Engineering, plus one other subject (obtained or predicted). Alternatively, an engineering-focused Level 3 extended BTEC at DDM minimum. You’ll Also need GCSEs (or equivalent) at minimum Grade C/4 in English Language and Grade B/5 in Maths. Beyond your academic qualifications, we'll be looking for evidence that you're creative, an agile thinker and genuinely enthusiastic about developing a career in engineering. For example, we'd like to hear about an engineering project you've done at school or work, or a club you've been involved with or in your spare time. You'll be analytical, methodical and an innovative problem solver, as well as articulate, driven and a fast learner. What you’ll get A competitive salary A competitive pension, and 33 days’ holiday per year (inclusive of bank holidays) Career support from day one A debt-free bachelor’s degree and nationally-recognised qualifications Roles available at our Bristol and Derby sites 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 careers.rolls-royce.com We are an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential. You can learn more about our global Diversity and Inclusion strategy here .