Ever wanted to work for Rolls-Royce? This is your chance.
If you've ever wanted to work in the automotive industry for a luxury carmaker, Rolls-Royce has the perfect opportunity. Since 2006, Rolls-Royce has provided an apprenticeship program giving young passionate gearheads on-the-job training and hands-on experience while they study for a degree or similar qualification. This year, Rolls-Royce is offering a record number of apprentice positions with a total of 37 - the highest since the program began in 2006.
According to Rolls-Royce, the number of places available is up by more than 15 percent over the previous record in 2020 because of the luxury automaker's strong sales, new model launches such as the new Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge, and a new generation of electric luxury cars spearheaded by the Spectre.
Apprentices who join the program will spend between two and four years at Rolls-Royce's factory in Goodwood, UK, combining paid work and training with part-time study at local colleges and universities. Depending on the program, candidates will work towards an NVQ Level 3 qualification, an HNC, HND, or a degree, which will be fully funded by the company.
In production roles, apprentices will experience craft-based training in assembly, interior surface, surface finish, interior trim, and total vehicle quality management. There are also opportunities outside of production in other departments allowing candidates to "experience different aspects of the business and widen their network of contacts."
This is a great opportunity if you want to start a career in the auto industry as Rolls-Royce points out many apprentices now work in supervisory, technical, and management roles within the company having completed their training.
"We have always recognized the fundamental importance of investing in future talent, not just to support our own business objectives, but to build the skills and knowledge base within UK luxury more widely," said Torsten Muller-Otvos. "As well as receiving world-class training in practical craft, technical or business skills, while being paid, our apprentices study for qualifications up to and including degrees, all fully funded by the company. It's an amazing opportunity and a really attractive alternative to university for those who thrive in a more hands-on learning environment."
Applications are open until February 20, 2022. After applications close, the successful candidates will join the apprenticeship program in September 2022.