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Engineering Graduate Development Programme

Graduate programme
£28,500 pa + £2,000 joining bonus
1st February 2019

Job Description

You love nothing more than tackling complex problems. Innovating. Thinking about how things could work better. And that’s exactly the kind of mindset that we look for in our engineers. Right now, we have some 19,400 of them around the globe, all working to find the answers to some of engineering’s toughest challenges. At Rolls-Royce, we pioneer cutting-edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions to our planet’s vital power needs. This is your chance to be involved in work that changes the way we live.

The programme

This is where your amazing engineering future begins. Our structured Engineering Graduate Development Programme has been designed to give you an immersive experience across a broad range of engineering areas. As well as receiving first-class training and support, you’ll work alongside and learn from some of the most respected and highly qualified professionals in their field. To start with, your focus will be on developing in-depth knowledge in a specific engineering discipline and an area of the business. From this foundation, you can start your journey towards becoming a world-class specialist or a broadly skilled engineer, or developing into a leadership role.

What you’ll do

You’ll complete four attachments covering the key stages in our engineering lifecycle: Define, Make and Verify. Each placement will last for around four months and will see you putting your mind to work on live projects – it’s an opportunity for you to share your thinking and test your ideas from the word go. You’ll be solving problems and getting involved in the design of integrated systems while keeping an eye on feasibility, customer need and cost. For the Design and Make attachment, you’ll complete a real-life improvement project with other graduates. As part of a small team, you’ll face up to a current company challenge or opportunity, and deliver a solution that offers direct value to a customer. You’ll manage the whole project from start to finish, evaluating the problem, designing a solution, making a prototype, verifying that it works and then planning how to roll it out in the business using project management and systems engineering tools and techniques.

What you’ll need

Technical abilities are a must, so you'll need at least a 2:1 bachelor's degree in Engineering, Maths, a relevant Physical Science or Computer Science, or equivalent qualification. Just as importantly, you’ll have excellent communication skills and plenty of initiative. Inquisitive and resourceful, you’ll always be looking for new ways to make your mark and, because this is a rotational programme, you’ll be flexible when it comes to where you’re based.

What you’ll get

  • Competitive salary
  • Work towards professional membership of bodies such as IMechE, RAeS, IET, IOM3, IMarEST
  • Bonus schemes
  • A competitive pension
  • 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.