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Human Resources Internship Programme

Bristol | Derby
HR & Recruitment
£17,850 pa
1st February 2019

World-leading products simply wouldn’t exist if we didn’t have the people to invent them. To develop them. To support them. To bring them to our customers, globally. And that’s why HR is so fundamental to our success. This is the team that makes sure we have the right people, in the right places, doing the right things in the right way. Join us on our Human Resources Internship, and you’ll help to make sure our workforce is always ready for the next challenge, whilst helping enable our employees to be at their best. You’ll also have huge scope to contribute to real projects and to share your ideas about how we can excel in everything we do. This is work you can be genuinely proud of.

The programme

On this 12-month programme, you’ll complete two, six-month placements within our HR function, taking on real-life assignments. You’ll get be practical experience, formal training, individual and group projects and mentoring from a senior colleague on our buddy scheme. Our structured approach to learning will enable you to develop, grow and ensure you round out your professionalism, your technical knowledge and your leadership abilities. This placement is all about accelerating your career so you’ll need to be flexible, ready to work hard and keen to take every opportunity you get to try new things, support others and lead the way forward. Show us your skills and your potential, and you could have the chance to join our graduate programme – a fantastic start to a career with a prestigious global company.

What you’ll do

You’ll be working with experienced HR professionals either as part of a business team, in our Global People Services or in our centres of excellence. We’ll set you goals, which you’ll achieve with support from the team and network around you, in an active learning environment where you’ll help deliver for our business. You might do that by working on generalist HR activities, business change, rewards and benefits, or through supporting the development of our people and leaders. The variety is huge and the projects are real, so you can expect non-stop learning. A recent intern spent their first six months, working with global colleagues to help us undertake restructuring and change projects, contributing to the overall set-up of our Global People Services within our new business model. They then spent their second six months, acting as a People Partner within one of our businesses, supporting shop floor employees and driving HR initiatives. This programme is a significant insight into what life is like on our graduate programme, so when we say you’ll be tested on real-life assignments that could include some very high-profile work.

What you’ll need

We’re looking for hard-working, tenacious undergraduates with a curiosity about and passion for HR, leadership potential, strategic business acumen and excellent people skills – you’re someone who effortlessly builds relationships and works well with others. You’ll be inquisitive, resourceful, a natural problem-solver and overflowing with ideas. You’ll need to be in your second year of your undergraduate degree when applying and have an option to complete a 12-month placement as part of your course. Along with being on course to achieve a 2.1 degree (or equivalent), we also want to see great interpersonal, communication and leadership skills developed through well-rounded life experience – academically, socially and in any previous work situations. Flexibility is important, as you could be based at any of our sites. Ambition and drive are also essential, as you’ll be excited about the fact that this placement could lead to a place on our graduate programme. 

What you’ll get

£17,850 pa

Learn from experts

Personalised coaching from one of our high-performing graduates

The chance to join our graduate programme if you perform well

Leisure facilities and numerous sports societies

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.