Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships - Assembly

Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships

There are a wide range of Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships at the factory in Goodwood, near Chichester. Many of these are traditional artisan roles which require a very high level of craftsmanship. You will learn age old techniques for crafting leather and wood, as well as other materials into truly unique pieces for each Rolls Royce car.

In this blog, we will take a brief look into some of the Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships which are available at the Goodwood factory.

 

Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships: Wood Shop

 

Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships - Wood Shop

Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships – Wood Shop

 

The Wood Shop at Rolls Royce Cars is where all the interior trim parts made from wood are hand crafted. There are more than 160 people who work in the Wood Shop. Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships on offer in this area include:

Wood Shop
In this role, you will learn how to cut and match a wide range of wood veneers for the interior dashboard and door panels, as well as other interior trim parts. If you enjoy working with wood, or have any experience of carpentry, you may already have some of the skills needed for these Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships.

You will need to have a first class touch and feel for the different types of wood and finishes. This is something that only comes through years of training and experience. Each piece must be carefully sanded, lacquered and polished before a final inspection and assembly.

Rolls Royce sources woods from all over the world, including oak, walnut, rosewood, teak and many others. It can take up to 46 pieces of wood to complete a Rolls Royce interior. Each piece must be perfectly matched throughout the interior. The Wood Shop also makes parts in a range of different metals, as well as carbon-fibre or paints.

For further details, or to apply, click here.

 

Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships: Leather Shop

 

Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships - Leather Shop

Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships – Leather Shop

 

The Leather Shop is where all the interior trim parts are hand crafted in the finest leathers. There are several Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships on offer in the Leather Shop, including:

Cutting
In the Cutting area, you will learn how to inspect and mark up leather hides prior to cutting. It is important that any marks on the leather do not appear on the finished surfaces in the interior. You will learn how to cut hides by hand using a range of different hand tools.

Sewing
The Sewing area is where all the smaller pieces of leather from the cutting area are sewn together to create larger pieces which are then ready to be assembled in the Covering area. In the Sewing area, clients can also choose from a wide range of different colour threads and sewing patterns to ensure that their Rolls Royce is unique and personal to them.

Covering
In the Covering area, you will learn how to cover interior trim parts with the assembled pieces of leather from the Sewing area. This includes using a variety of hand tools to shape and hone the leather into the correct forms. There can be no mistakes here, as this is the final interior trim that a client will touch and feel every day.

For further details, or to apply, click here.

 

Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships: Paint Shop

 

Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships - Surface Finish Apprentice - Alexandra Knight

Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships – Paint Shop

 

The Paint Shop at Rolls Royce Cars is where the body of the car is painted and finished. There are several Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships on offer in the Paint Shop, including:

Polishing
You might think that Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships in Polishing only involves polishing cars once painted. In fact, the purpose of this role is to polish the “body in white” metal bodywork before it goes into the paint shop and then final assembly. This is an essential role because it is vital to have a perfectly smooth and clean “body in white” to ensure there are no imperfections prior to painting.

Paint Sprayer
In the Paint Shop, you will learn how to prepare and mix a wide range of different coloured paints from the standard Rolls Royce Cars colour palette. However, Rolls Royce is well-known for offering clients the option of painting their car in any colour of their choosing. This might be to match an item of clothing, a piece of art, or just to create something new and unique. You will learn how to use both waterborne and solvent based paints, as well as lacquering.

For further details, or to apply, click here.

 

Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships: Assembly

 

Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships - Quality Control

Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships – Quality Control

 

Assembly
You must have a high level of dexterity and excellent hand to eye coordination to work in the Assembly area. It also helps to be confident working with a wide range of different materials. You will learn how to assembly parts and sub-assemblies of each Rolls Royce car as it comes to life on the production line.

Motor Vehicle Technician
This role is part of the vehicle validation and finish team which inspects cars prior to final sign off and delivery to the dealer. You need to verify that assembled cars exceed the highest standards expected of a Rolls Royce. An attention to detail is key, and you must have an in-depth understanding of the entire workings of the car.

For further details, or to apply, click here.

 

Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships – Where next?

Hopefully this blog has shown you there are many Rolls Royce Cars Apprenticeships waiting for you. The training you receive will be first-class, and it will be just the start of a rewarding career in the industry. The qualifications you will earn will allow you to progress as you gain further experience.

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  1. Avhatakali on 28th November 2018 at 12:22 am

    Hi. I am a 29 years old South African interested in a Rolls Royce cars apprenticeship. I studied electrical engineering in a college in South Africa. I obtained N1- N4 certificates in electrical engineering. Can you kindly explain my chances of joining the movement and how it is done if possible?. Thanks in advance

    • Careers Coach on 28th November 2018 at 6:36 pm

      Hi. You will need to apply directly to Rolls-Royce Cars for an appropriate Apprenticeship to find out if you meet their requirements. Please note: iwantobea.com does not act as an introducer or recruitment agency. We are simply providing you with the information you need to understand what apprenticeships are available and how to apply directly to each company. We wish you all the best with your ambitions.
      The Careers Coach

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