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Advanced Technical Apprenticeship

At Rolls-Royce, our reputation for technical excellence is a defining part of our heritage and is something we’re immensely proud of. Join us as a Technical Apprentice, and you’ll feel that sense of pride too. That’s because we’ll give you the on-the-job training and hands-on experience you need to become a technical expert. More than that, we’ll support you to gain nationally-recognised qualifications, and ensure you get a competitive salary into the bargain.


The programme

As a Technical Apprentice, you’ll gain a broad foundation in the technical skills you need to progress in your role. Once you’re ready, you’ll move on to business placements where you’ll work with and be guided by some of the world’s top engineers. On numerous attachments in your second year, you’ll broaden and deepen your knowledge before being aligned to a specific role in the Rolls-Royce business you’ve joined. Along the way, you’ll study for a Level 3 NVQ or SVQ as well as a Level 3 National Certificate/BTEC Diploma in Engineering.


What you’ll do

Once they start to specialise, our Technical Apprentices pursue very diverse paths. So, after you develop that initial skillset, you could find yourself on placements that will see you getting to grips with modelling software, planning processes to produce our products, or using geometry to turn innovative engineering ideas into pinpoint-accurate technical drawings.

You’ll be assigned a specific role to develop into which could include Mechanical or Electrical. You’ll be offered the chance to express a preference at application stage but we can’t guarantee you’ll be offered your preference as this will depend on the business need.


What you’ll need

As well as being passionate about engineering, you’ll be articulate, numerate and a great team player. Creative and agile in your approach, you’re someone who can learn fast with the discipline to balance studying for a qualification with the demands of your job. You’ll need at least three GCSEs (or equivalent) in Maths and English Language, plus either Engineering, Design & Technology or Science (excluding Biology) at grade 4 or C or above (obtained or predicted).


What you’ll get

A competitive salary starting from £12,302 a year

A competitive pension, and 33 days’ holiday per year (inclusive of bank holidays)

Career support from day one

Nationally-recognised qualifications


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 £1.4 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 54,500 bold, curious pioneers, creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in.


We recruit, select and develop our people on merit, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race/colour/nationality/ethnic or national origins, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable legislation.

Advanced Technical Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeship

Published on 2 Jun 2020