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. 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.
You'll start by completing foundation training at our Apprentice Academy in Derby or a local further education college near your site, which will give you a broad understanding of manufacturing engineering principles. After this, you’ll be ready to embark on a series of six-month placements. You’ll complete 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. 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
You’ll have two A Levels (or equivalent) at a grade C in Maths, Physics, Chemistry or Engineering (this must include Maths or Physics or both) plus one further grade C in any subject, or, an Engineering extended Level 3 BTEC at DDM. You’ll also need 5 GCSE’s including GCSE Maths at a grade 5/B and GCSE English Language at a grade C/4 plus 3 others at grade C/4.
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 salary starting from £13,830 pa.
A competitive pension and 33 days’ holiday per year (including bank holidays)
Outstanding career support from day one
A debt-free bachelor’s degree and nationally recognised qualifications
Who we are
We’re one of the world’s leading industrial technology companies, and it’s all thanks to our people. They’re the reason we’ve created a welcoming, inclusive and supportive environment where you can do your best work and feel like you belong.
At Rolls-Royce, we pioneer cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital energy needs. We believe in the transforming potential of technology to protect our planet, secure our world and explore our universe. That’s why we’re helping lead the way in the transition to a net zero-carbon future for us all.
At Rolls-Royce, we recruit apprentices based on merit, and 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.