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.
In your first year, you’ll gain a strong foundation in the practical skills you need to work on our products in our Apprentice Academy in Derby, or with one of our approved training providers across the UK. Over the following three years, you’ll broaden and deepen your knowledge through a range of attachments within a defined business, working alongside and being supported by some of our top engineers. Along the way, you’ll work towards completing your Apprenticeship framework.
You’ll be assigned a specific role to develop into which could include Fitter, Machinist, Inspector, Fabricator/Welder, or Maintenance/Sheet Metal Worker. You’ll be offered the chance to express a preference at the application stage, but we can’t guarantee you’ll be offered your preference as this will depend on the location you’re recruited to and our business requirements at the time.
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 important, and you should be a great team player. Able to learn fast, you’ll have the discipline to balance studying for a qualification with the demands of your role. You’ll need a minimum three GCSEs (or equivalent) in Maths and English Language, plus either Engineering, Design & Technology or Science (excluding Biology), all at grade 4/C or above (obtained or predicted).
What you’ll get
A competitive salary starting from £11,932 per 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.
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
Roles available in Birmingham, Hucknall, Denby, Trentham, Annesley, Rotherham, Washington, Bristol and Derby