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Operations Management Summer Internship Programme

Bristol | Derby
Management & Business
£17,850 pa (pro rata)
1st February 2019

Operations are rarely as complex as those you’ll find at Rolls-Royce. Keeping everything running smoothly right across our manufacturing, assembly and repair facilities is a major undertaking – as is managing the external suppliers who make around 70 percent of our components. Our Operations Management Summer Internship will offer you a huge opportunity to get an insight into our business and make an impact as you immerse yourself in real work.

The programme

Our 10 week summer internship offers bright and curious individuals the chance to enjoy tangible responsibility on real-life assignments. As well as learning new skills and developing your existing knowledge, you’ll gain an impressive overview of one of our businesses and how we work together to deliver engineering excellence to our customers. Your placement could be in any strategic Operations area such as Purchasing, Supply Chain, Quality, Improvement or Manufacturing Engineering in a manufacturing or assembly environment. Wherever you work, you’ll develop a true appreciation of the importance of a complex and responsive Operations function.

What you’ll do

The Operations Management Summer Internship will see you get involved in a manufacturing improvement project. Working as part of a collaborative and supportive team, you’ll solve problems, liaise with people at different levels of our business and come up with solutions that will increase efficiency for us, and improve the service we offer our customers.

What you’ll need

We’re looking for people who’ll be happy to share their ideas about how we can do things even better, so we’ll want to see great communication skills developed through well-rounded life experience – academically, socially and in any previous work situations. Resilient, ambitious and driven, you’ll excited about the fact that this internship could lead to a place on our graduate programme. You should be on course to achieve at least a 2:1 or above in your degree (or a comparable qualification) in an engineering, science or numerate subject. Flexibility is important too, as you could be based at any of our sites.

What you’ll get

£17.850 pa (pro rata) 

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.

Applications will close on 1st February at 00.10am UK Time (GMT) please ensure your application is submitted by this time.