Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

  • Rolls Royce
  • Bristol, UK
  • 02 Dec, 2019
Degree Apprenticeship Engineering

Job Description

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.

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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.