Apprenticeships with Rolls-Royce
There are a wide range of Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship roles on offer at sites all across the UK. A Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship can take 2 or 3 years to complete, while Degree Level roles can take 4 years.
The Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship scheme has been training young people for over 100 years. There are more than 650 people on a Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship at any one time. The Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship Academy in Derby trains hundreds of new starters each year. Many of them join the company or find work in the supply chain. In fact, Rolls-Royce accounts for 1 in every 250 jobs in the UK.
Rolls-Royce employs more than 22,000 people, who work at 30 sites all across the UK, from Scotland to the South West. Some of the main sites are Barnoldswick, Rotherham, Derby, Ansty and Bristol, as well as Dounreay and Inchinnan in Scotland.
Rolls-Royce also offers Work Experience for 14-19 year olds. There are more than 600 week-long placements on offer each year. You will need to have (or expect to achieve) at least 3 GCSEs to apply. These must be in Maths, English and either Engineering, Design & Technology or Science (excluding Biology).
You can apply for Work Experience at any time of the year, starting in October for the following year. You can apply directly to Rolls-Royce, or via your school or college. Applications should be made at least 2 months before your preferred start date.
The Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship scheme includes roles for those with either 3 GCSEs, 5 GCSEs, or A Levels. Students with A Levels can also apply to a Degree Level programme which takes 4 years to complete. Here are some brief details of roles for students with GCSEs:
Associate Project Manager: Based at the Nuclear site in Derby. Rolls-Royce Nuclear powers the entire Royal Navy nuclear submarine fleet.
Practical: Based at one of many sites across the UK. You will learn how to build and test parts for a wide range of projects.
Technical: Based at either Birmingham or Bristol. You could train as a Modeller, converting design ideas into CAD models and drawings. Or you could choose to focus on Non-Destructive Testing. In this role, you will look for the best testing methods to check if a part needs to be replaced.
For further details of roles for students with A Levels, please follow the link below to the Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship website.
As well as the Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship roles below, the company also offers Graduate Jobs:
There are also opportunities with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars:
Roles Available with Rolls-Royce
- Associate Project Manager
- IT and Digital
- Non-Destructive Testing
- Project Management
- Supply Chain
Education Requirements for Rolls-Royce
- 3 GCSEs
- 5 GCSEs
- 3 A Levels
When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce?
Applications close at the end of February each year.
For further details of current roles, please refer to the Rolls-Royce careers website via the link below.