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 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 £13,125 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 we’re looking for people who are analytical, motivated and, most importantly, endlessly curious about how things are made. You’ll also have to be numerate and process-focused. We look for three A-levels (or equivalent) including Maths, plus either Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Computer Science or Engineering at grade B or above (obtained or predicted), along with one other subject at grade C. Alternatively, you could have an engineering-focused level 3 extended BTEC at DDM minimum. You’ll also need GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and Maths at grade C/4 or above.
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
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.