Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship

  • Employer Rolls-Royce
  • Job type Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Salary £15,869
  • Deadline 31/05/2024

  • Entry requirements GCSEs
  • Locations Winsford
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 29/04/2024

When you’re helping build some of the most advanced power systems in the world, inspecting their components or maintaining the tools and machinery that support them, you need to be skilled at what you do. That’s why we invest so much in training our Advanced Engineering Apprentices and offer the sort of real-world experience you can’t get anywhere else. 

Join us and you’ll contribute to our pioneering work, getting up close with our amazing products or in the heart of our facilities. In Winsford, we power the armed forces with our distributed generation systems, that keep them supplied with the power they need while they are on the move or off the grid. 

You can expect outstanding career support from day one, debt-free qualifications, and the chance to build an amazing career in a friendly, supportive environment where you can be yourself and be your best.

What you’ll do

In your first year, you’ll gain a strong foundation in the practical skills you need with one of our training providers. Over the following three years, you’ll broaden and deepen your knowledge through a range of attachments within our Defence business, all while working towards completing your apprenticeship standard and gaining relevant engineering qualifications.

This is hands-on work. Throughout your apprenticeship you can expect to train on state-of-the-art products, equipment and machinery. All while being guided and supported by engineering experts.

You’ll be working on live projects and earn as you learn through formal training as well as practical experience.

What could you become?

As an Engineering Technician, you’ll learn to undertake detailed tasks such as maintenance and repair, engine and component assembly and inspection. The skills, knowledge and experience you’ll gain will help you to become a fully-fledged engineer, based in either a workshop environment or out in the field working directly alongside our customers. 

What you'll need

You’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4/C which must include Maths, English Language, Science (excluding Biology) and one other subject at grade 4/C.

Beyond your qualifications, we want to see evidence that you're genuinely interested in the practical side of engineering or hands on activities. For example, we'd like to hear if you enjoy figuring out how things work; fixings things, or about an engineering or practical project you've done at school or home or a club you've been involved with. We'll provide you with a fantastic framework and all the opportunities you need to progress, but it'll be up to you to lead own your development. So, you must be full of initiative, adaptable, eager to learn and driven to succeed.

What you’ll get

  • A competitive starting salary with annual pay rises, and pension
  • 33 days’ holiday per year (including bank holidays)
  • A choice of voluntary benefits including discounts at nationwide stores, gyms, discounted health care, free digital GP, Cycle to Work scheme and more all available on our TotalReward portal
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Support from managers, leaders, mentors and other apprentices
  • Opportunities to develop beyond your day-to-day role and get involved in social activities
  • An independent, 24-hour, confidential counselling service

Who we are 

Rolls-Royce develops safety critical, complex power and propulsion solutions for use in the air, at sea, and on land. We’ve designed the world’s most efficient large aero-engine, powered nuclear submarines, enabled land-speed records, and even supported NASA missions on the edge of space.

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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