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Nuclear Controls Engineering Summer Internship Programme

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

At Rolls-Royce, we pioneer the power that matters and within our Submarines division, that power has been propelling the Royal Navy’s fleet of nuclear submarines for over 50 years.

By joining our Submarines Engineering team, you could be developing innovative solutions as part of the design and manufacture of the next generation of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plants, or supporting the plant through its life, keeping the nation’s nuclear submarine fleet at sea. Whatever you choose, you’ll be part of the team providing propulsion to the United Kingdom’s nuclear deterrent and ensuring the safety of our ultimate customer, the Sailors of the Royal Navy’s Submarine Service.

Our Defence business is a truly unique place to work. By joining our summer internship programme, this could be your first step on an incredible career that is both exceptionally challenging and rewarding.

The programme

Controls Engineering focuses on the measurement and control of wider engineering systems. The huge variety of different engineering systems used globally means a career in this field can give you almost limitless opportunities and challenges. Our 10-week summer internship programme is designed to give you both an insight into and experience of nuclear controls engineering. Not only will you learn from some of the most respected and highly qualified professionals in their field, you can expect to get plenty of practical experience on real-life assignments that will put your theoretical knowledge to the test and teach you valuable skills. You could even have the chance to join our graduate programme – a fantastic start to a career with one of the world’s most prestigious companies.

If you are 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

As an intern, you’ll be assigned an engineer as your line manager, so you’ll be learning directly from a skilled professional. The work you do will be in support of a real business need, with a direct link to our products and customer. Not only will you receive on the job training, you’ll also get exposure to project management and develop a host of transferable skills. Your day to day tasks will vary, and you’ll receive support from different people within the business, all of whom will be committed to helping you to deliver your best.

What you’ll need

You’ll be on track to achieve a 2:1 bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, such as Electronic, Electrical, Software or Computer/Control Systems Engineering, or Computer Science. Excellent communication skills, plenty of initiative and an inquisitive, resourceful approach.

Due to the nature of our work, we’re unable to employ anyone who doesn’t have the legal right to live and work in the UK and if you have spent more than three months outside of the UK in the last five years (e.g. travelling, working, living), we might not be able to employ you. This role is subject to Full UK Security Check Clearance issued by the United Kingdom Security Vetting. 

What you’ll get

Learn from experts

The chance to join our graduate programme if you perform well

Leisure facilities, clubs, 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.