Practical Apprenticeship

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  • Employer Rolls-Royce
  • Job type Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Salary £12,302 per year
  • Deadline Ongoing
  • Entry requirements GCSEs
  • Locations Derby, Hucknall (Nottingham), Birmingham (Solihull), Thurso (Scotland)
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 30/11/2020

This is your chance to launch a career with Rolls-Royce at the start of a whole new era in our history. 

We’re re-inventing the business. 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. 

Join us on our journey and together we’ll do amazing things. Together, we’ll pioneer the power that matters. 

What you’ll do

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, and offer the sort of exciting, real-world exposure you simply can’t get anywhere else. 

In your first year, you’ll gain a strong foundation in the practical skills you need – either at 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, all the while working towards completing your Apprenticeship Standard and gaining relevant engineering qualifications.

This is hands-on work. And whether you’re producing, building or maintaining Rolls-Royce products, or making and maintaining the tools we need to a high standard, you’ll be making a big impact. 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.

What you'll need

In terms of qualifications, you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSE’s (or equivalent). You will need maths at a grade 5/B, English Language at a grade 4/C, Science grade 4/C, and 1 other at grade 4/C (obtained or predicted). 

But we know diverse teams make for better thinking and we want you to bring something different to Rolls-Royce. So there's more to it than that.

Beyond your qualifications, we want to see evidence that you're genuinely interested in the practical side of engineering. For instance, we'd like to hear about how you tinker with cars, bicycles or motorbikes; or about an engineering project you've done at school or work, 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    

On top of a competitive salary, you can look forward to an excellent range of big-company benefits. But the best reasons to join us are the outstanding career support you'll enjoy from day one, the debt-free qualifications you'll have at the end of it, and the chance to build an amazing career in an environment where you can be yourself and be your best. At Rolls-Royce, you’ll be included, supported, recognised, developed and empowered to succeed

Find out more and apply at careers.rolls-royce.com

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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