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Materials Engineering Internship Programme

£17,850 pa (pro rata)
1st February 2019

How can we make our engines quieter, but stronger? Deliver power systems that are more cost effective, and also more environmentally friendly? What will the propulsion systems of the future be made of? These are the kinds of challenges you might tackle on our Materials Engineering internship. An internship with us is a great way to get an insight into Rolls-Royce and what it takes to do well here. You’ll be part of the team that provides new material solutions and expert advice to our design teams. The materials we use are fundamental to our ability to develop our pioneering power systems, and because you’ll be working on real projects, you’ll have a tangible impact on our success.

The programme

On this 12-month programme, you’ll gain practical experience on real-life assignments. Along the way, you’ll work with some true experts and be taught valuable skills. Do well, and you could have the chance to join our graduate programme – a fantastic start to a career with one of the world’s most prestigious global companies. If you’re a student member of an institute, experience gained on your internship can be used to credit some of your learning towards your graduate programme and chartership status, should you choose to join

What you’ll do

Working alongside our experienced engineers, you’ll develop and apply world-leading materials technology in areas such as advanced polymer composites, high temperature nickel superalloys, high performance titanium alloys and ceramic materials. Your focus will be on achieving the highest levels of performance and reliability in our demanding product environments.

You’ll work on projects that support a real business requirement and have an impact on the final product, so this is a great opportunity to share your ideas and make a difference. As well as being assigned a technical supervisor, you’ll get on-the-job training, exposure to project management and the chance to develop other transferable skills. Your day-to-day tasks will vary but all of them will be hands-on. It means you can expect to be trained on specialist sample preparation and analysis equipment, like Scanning Electron Microscopes. Following your experimental work, you’ll deliver a final presentation to a specialist audience – a further opportunity to stand out and start building your professional network.

What you’ll need

We want to see great communication skills and passion for problem solving. You’ll be on track to achieve at least a 2:1 bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Maths, a relevant Physical Science or Computer Science, or equivalent qualification. Flexibility is important too, as you could be based at any of our sites, depending on the business area you join.

What you’ll get

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.