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Commercial Summer Internship Programme

Bristol | Derby
Sales & Commercial
£17,850 pa (pro rata)
1st February 2019

We’re proud of the products and services we develop. We’re equally as proud of the way we do business with the organisations that contribute to or invest in those products and services. And it’s our Commercial team that makes the difference. On our Commercial Summer Internship, you’ll be working with our customers, partners and suppliers worldwide to shape the way we do business. You could help us to minimise risk and maximise profit, taking on real projects with real outcomes. It’s a great way to get an insight into Rolls-Royce, the role of Commercial and what it takes to do well here.

The programme

Over the 10 weeks you spend with us, you’ll take on real-life work. The programme is designed to help you develop core business skills and give you an insight into how a large, complex company makes a profit and works with customers, suppliers and partners. You’ll be well-supported and, because our focus will be on your personal development, this programme will be the perfect platform from which to build a career in the world of contract and commercial management. Many of our summer interns go on to join our graduate programme, so this could be a fantastic start to a rewarding career with one of the world’s most prestigious companies.

What you’ll do

You’ll be immersed in diverse business issues as you get involved in negotiating or drafting high value contracts, identifying risks, taking on bidding and business cases, and developing innovative and creative commercial solutions. You could be supporting internal engineering teams, navigating through complex intellectual property issues, handling financial modelling and pricing, or managing key strategic suppliers. Working face-to-face with exceptionally diverse customers, partners and suppliers across the world, you’ll develop your expertise through on-the-job learning and formal training.

What you’ll need

We’re looking for results-driven and detail-orientated individuals with an innate talent for business – you’re ambitious, full of integrity and never afraid to make big decisions. We want to see great communication skills developed through well-rounded life experience – academically, socially and in any previous work situations. You should also be on course to achieve at least a 2:1 degree. Flexibility is important too as you could be based at any of our UK sites. Ambitious and driven, you’ll be excited about the fact that this internship could lead to a place on our graduate programme.

What you’ll get

£17,850 pa (pro rata) 

Learn from experts

The chance to join our graduate programme if you perform well

Leisure facilities and numerous sports societies and social activities

Who we are

Whether we’re building the world’s most efficient large aero-engine or supporting NASA missions on the edge of space, Rolls-Royce is all about innovation. We invest £1 billion every year into research and development, and file more patents annually than any other company in the UK. Working at Rolls-Royce means being part of a global team of 50,000 bold, curious pioneers, creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in.

Applications will close on 1st February at 00.10 am UK Time (GMT) please ensure your application is submitted by this time.