Manufacturing 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

On our Manufacturing Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, you’ll get to work alongside world-class engineers, and study towards a bachelor’s degree. 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 programme

You'll start by completing 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 our exceptional training and amazing opportunities to grow your career. 

What you’ll need

In terms of qualifications, you will need 120 UCAS points to include a minimum of two A-Levels at grade B or above. This must include Maths, plus either Physics, Chemistry, Technology, Engineering or an additional mathematics related subject. A further A Level in any subject at grade C or above (obtained or predicted) is also required. 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.

Creativity and an agile approach are both important. But above all, you'll need to be passionate about manufacturing engineering, analytical, highly motivated and, most importantly, endlessly curious about how things are made and processes work. 

Depending on your location, you may study for your degree at a university where you’ll be required to pass an entry assessment as part of our recruitment process. Please check the job description for the location you are interested in to see if this applies. 

What you’ll get

  • A competitive starting salary 

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

  • Outstanding career support from day one 

  • A debt-free bachelor’s degree and nationally-recognised qualifications 

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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