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Materials Engineering Summer 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 find yourself getting involved in when you join our Materials Engineering Summer Internship. A summer 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 given fantastic exposure to the team that provides new material solutions and expert advice to our design teams. And because materials research and development is fundamental to our ability to create our pioneering power systems, you’ll see exciting innovations up close.

The programme

On this 10 week programme you’ll gain practical experience on real-life assignments. Along the way, you’ll work alongside experts and be taught valuable skills. You may get a chance to join our graduate programme – a fantastic start to a career with one of the world’s most prestigious global companies.

What you’ll do

You’ll work on projects that support a real business requirement, so the work you do will make a difference to the final product. As well as being assigned a technical supervisor, you’ll get on-the-job training, exposure to project management and the chance to develop a host of transferable skills. Your day-to-day tasks will vary but all of them will be hands-on and we’ll make sure you have the training you need to work with specialist sample preparation and analysis equipment, like Scanning Electron Microscopes. Following your experimental work, you’ll also have the chance to 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 developed through well-rounded life experience – academically, socially and in any previous work situations. You should 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 which business 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.