Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

  • Employer Rolls-Royce
  • Job type Degree Apprenticeships
  • Salary £13,532 per year
  • Deadline Ongoing
  • Entry requirements A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Locations Derby, Bristol
  • Qualifications gained Degree
  • Date published 30/11/2020

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 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, you'll also be getting valuable real-world experience. By the time you finish, you'll have achieved your degree and you'll be ready, on a practical level, to start taking your career development to the next level.

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 a number of different areas. In all of them, you'll enjoy on-and-off-the-job training and outstanding opportunities to progress. 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

Beyond your academic achievements, 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 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
120 UCAS points (with a maximum of 8 points from AS Level) including at least a C in Maths and 1 other Science or Technology A Level. Alternatively, you could have 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.

  • A competitive salary 

  • A competitive pension and 33 days’ holiday per year (including bank holidays)

  • Exceptional career support from day one 

  • Support towards a BEng Honours degree 

Who we are

We’re re-inventing Rolls-Royce. Re-configuring it. Re-imagining it. Transforming what was once a traditional engineering company into a digital-first, industrial technology leader, with a clear purpose: to create sustainable solutions that meet the planet's vital power needs.

It's a fundamental shift that will prepare us for the incredible opportunities ahead. And it's already well underway. The technology is here. We have the expertise. The creativity, courage and agility too. Now we need the next generation of talented apprentices to help make it happen. 

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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.

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