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Submarine Engineering Internship Programme

£17,850 pa (pro rata)
1st March 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. Wherever you work, 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. – and for you, joining our internship programme could be the first step on an incredible career path.

The programme

Our 12-month internship programme is designed to give you both insight and experience. Working on live projects in our Submarines division, your role will involve problem solving and designing integrated systems for optimal effectiveness. While operating primarily out of our main site in Derby, you could also have placements that include supporting the Astute and Dreadnought class build programmes at Barrow-in-Furness; conducting maintenance on the fleet at the Faslane or Devonport dockyards; and learning about the wider industry via our Civil Nuclear business. You’ll be learning from some of the most respected and highly qualified professionals in the field and, as you develop, the challenges will increase in complexity and responsibility. You can expect a blend of on-the-job learning, training modules and project work. And because you’ll be working in a real-world business context, you’ll have every chance to make an impact. You could even be invited 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 us.

What you’ll need

You’ll be on track to achieve a 2:1 minimum bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, to include Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Maths, Chemistry or Physics.Just as importantly, you’ll have excellent communication skills and plenty of initiative. Inquisitive and resourceful, you’ll always be looking for new ways to make your mark. You should also be flexible in terms of where you’re based.

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

£17,850 pa (pro rata) 

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.