• Engineering
  • Advanced Apprenticeships


At Rolls-Royce, we have a long history of achieving extraordinary goals and our ambitions for the future are no less bold. 

Join us and you can help transform the way we power, protect, and connect people across the globe, secure our world, and explore the universe.  

Whether you’re supporting the UK Royal Navy’s nuclear submarines, enabling the transition to net zero carbon air travel, or learning what it takes to operate a leading global company, you’ll not only help shape the future of sustainable power, but you’ll get the freedom, choices, skills, and support to discover who you can be too.

Start your career where you can do it your way.

School leaver opportunities

Join one of our apprenticeship programmes and you can develop the future skills our sector and society need. All while earning a salary and studying for professional qualifications, debt-free.

For those with GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications):

Advanced or Modern Apprenticeships can help you build specialist skills in a range of technician roles. You spend your first year developing a strong foundation in the practical skills you need, then three years building your knowledge within a range of teams. All while working towards your Apprenticeship Standard and gaining relevant engineering qualifications. If you join as a Non-Destructive Testing Engineering Technician apprentice in Submarines, however, you’ll learn on-the-job from day one, with some off-site training across your programme.

If you have A levels (or equivalent qualifications): 

Higher Apprenticeships are a great introduction to specialist technician roles, which can lead to careers in manufacturing engineering and nuclear engineering.

Degree Apprenticeships give you the chance to develop advanced engineering, manufacturing, scientific, digital, or business skills while studying for a debt-free honours degree or other qualifications.


Discover all our latest opportunities at

Or watch our film to learn about the many different technical roles you could go into on an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Salary & benefits

What will you get as a Rolls-Royce apprentice?

  • Fully funded qualifications
  • Benefits including 33 days’ holiday per year (including bank holidays)
  • Study leave and support
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Support from managers, leaders, experts and peers
  • Opportunities to develop beyond your day-to-day role


Advanced Apprenticeships:

£15,869 increasing to £23k+ by the end of your programme

Higher Apprenticeships:

£18,638 increasing to £27k+ by the end of your programme

Degree Apprenticeships: 

£20,735 increasing to £30k+ by the end of your programme


Level 3 or Modern Apprenticeships:

You’ll need GCSEs/National 4s or equivalent qualifications. You may already have these or be working towards them.

Higher apprenticeships:

GCSEs or equivalent qualifications (obtained or predicted) including Maths and English at grade 4/C or above.

Degree apprenticeships:

A-levels or equivalent qualifications (obtained or predicted). 

Exact details for each role can be found at

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