Advanced/Modern Practical Apprenticeship – Vulcan

  • Employer Rolls-Royce
  • Job type Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Salary Starting salary £11,932 pa
  • Deadline 28/02/2019

  • Entry requirements GCSEs
  • Locations Caithness, Scotland
  • Qualifications gained Vocational Qualification
  • Date published 14/12/2018

When you’re building, manufacturing, inspecting or repairing some of the most advanced engines in the world, the margin for error is, quite literally, microscopic. That’s why we invest so much in training our Practical Apprentices. We provide a salaried job and the support to gain nationally-recognised qualifications. More than that, with the chance to get hands-on experience with Rolls-Royce engines or products, we offer the sort of exciting, real-world exposure that you can’t get anywhere else.

The programme

In your first year, you’ll gain a strong foundation in the practical skills you need to work on our products with one of our approved training providers. In your second and third years, you’ll broaden and deepen your knowledge through a range of attachments within a defined business, working with and being supported by some of our top engineers. Along the way, you’ll work towards completing your Apprenticeship framework elements, which consist of Core Skills, SVQ L2 (PEO), SVQ L3 and a Technical Certificate.

What you’ll do

This is hands-on work. So, whether you’re producing, building or maintaining Rolls-Royce products, or are making and maintaining the tools we need to a high standard, you’ll have a big impact. Throughout your apprenticeship, you can expect to train on some state-of-the-art products, equipment or machinery. All while being guided and supported by engineering experts.

What you’ll need

We’ll want to see a passion for practical engineering – you’ll need to be keen to get stuck in to real work in a factory-based environment. Numeracy is also important, and you should be a great team player. You’ll have to learn fast and have the discipline to balance studying for a qualification with the demands of your role. You should have the following academic qualifications (or equivalents) too:

Minimum of three either Standard Grade 1-3, Intermediate 1 at Band A, Intermediate 2 at Band A-C or National 5 at grade A-C in following subjects: English and Maths and either Engineering Science, Design & Manufacture or Physics.

What you’ll get

A competitive salary starting from £11,932 a year

A competitive pension, and 33 days’ holiday per year (inclusive of bank holidays)

Career support from day one

Nationally-recognised qualifications

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 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 50,000 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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