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Controls and Electronic Engineering

Graduate programme
Technology: Consulting & Project Management
23rd December 2016

Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce is renowned for its commitment to delivering engineering excellence. And in Controls Systems we provide safety critical controls to more than 300 customers around the world. We have decades of experience supplying solutions in the civil and defence aerospace markets. Our high integrity control systems capture and manage equipment data and deliver it to the right people at the right time. By enabling operators to make informed decisions, we can help them to reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve safety. Our Software Engineers strive to create better, innovative products and services every day, and as a graduate, you will have the opportunity to play your part in this vital team.

Our high-performance, integrated power solutions are at the cutting edge of technology. From powering huge commercial vessels to nuclear submarines, supersonic fighter jets to highly efficient passenger planes, or rail locomotives to luxury yachts, we go above and beyond to create better. And it is all thanks to our people. Whether they work in engineering or finance, manufacturing or project management, our 50,000-strong team work together to deliver excellence in the air, on land and at sea - to customers in 150 nations around the world.

Controls and Electronic Engineering

You love nothing more than finding an innovative solution to a tough challenge. Asking "What if?" and "How can it be better?" And that is exactly what we look for in our engineers. Across the Rolls-Royce Control Systems and Nuclear businesses we provide safety critical controls, instrumentation and asset intelligence solutions to more than 300 customers around the world. With decades of experience supplying solutions to customers in the aerospace, marine, and nuclear markets, we enable operators to make informed decisions, help them to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve safety. For graduates, it means the chance to get involved with revolutionary work. Work you can be proud of.

The programme

Our structured Engineering Graduate Development Programme is designed to give you an immersive, hands-on experience. You will get first class training and support, as you learn from some of the most respected and highly qualified professionals in their field.

You will be at the cutting-edge of high-performance electronics, working on the control and instrumentation systems - the brain of the engine, naval or civil reactor plant. Through on-the-job learning, training modules and live project work, you will experience the entire engineering lifecycle from design, build, development and test to service introduction. Whether developing new technologies, testing units, improving current products or designing future control systems, it is an opportunity to contribute innovations and ideas to product designs for electronics that have to operate in the most demanding of harsh environments. Over time, you will test your knowledge and experience on increasingly complex challenges, and from this foundation, can choose whether to become a specialist or to develop your leadership experience further.


  • £2,000 joining bonus
  • Work towards professional membership of bodies such as the IET
  • Bonus schemes
  • Financial assistance for additional study
  • A competitive pension
  • Leisure facilities and numerous sports societies


We are looking for people who will be happy to share their ideas about how we can do things even better, so we will want to see great communication skills and a passion for innovation. Technical knowledge and abilities are a must, so you will need an MEng or MSc, along with a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent and an A-level grade B or above in Physics and/or Chemistry and Maths. You also need a flexible attitude and lots of initiative.