Advanced/Modern Practical Apprenticeship – Heathrow

Rolls- Royce

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  • Apprenticeships
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Mechanic and Automotive

Starting salary £11,932 pa


Our London Heathrow Service Centre provides customers with round-the-clock specialist maintenance and support for their aero-engines. The 95,000 square feet facility, which is larger than the football pitch at Wembley, includes a state-of-the-art engine workshop. On our Practical Apprenticeship, you’ll learn all the skills you need to join the team in Engine Overhaul Services Off-Wing Operations, while gaining recognised qualifications and earning a competitive salary.


What you'll do

Over four years, you’ll gain experience across Civil Large Engine Overhaul and a Level 3 Practical Apprenticeship, including vocational training and NVQ Performing Engineering Operations Level 2, a Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering NVQ Level 3 qualification, and a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering.

During the first year of your training programme, you’ll be based off-site in London to complete modules in Hand Fitting, Assembly, Maintaining Mechanical Devices, Wiring and Testing Electrical Circuits, and Milling and Turning. You’ll also study for your BTEC which will include Health & Safety, Maths, Mechanical Principles, Business, Applications of Mechanical Systems, Communications and Projects.

In your second year, we’ll need you to relocate to our Derby Engine Overhaul Services Off-Wing Operations site. Here you’ll gain Fitter experience and complete some of your NVQ Level 3 units and other classroom-based courses – all managed by our apprentice team. We’ll provide financial support for your relocation during this year.

In your final two years, you’ll be based in Engine Overhaul Services Off-Wing Operations at London Heathrow, where you’ll complete the remaining NVQ level 3 units and any required classroom-based courses. You’ll also get the Base Mechanic experience you need to complete your apprenticeship.


What you'll need

As well as showing a passion for practical engineering, you'll need to be articulate, numerate and a great team player. You'll need to learn fast and have the discipline it takes to balance studying for a qualification with the demands of your job. We also expect a minimum of three GCSEs (or equivalent) in Maths and English Language, plus either Engineering, Design & Technology or Science (excluding Biology), all at grade 4/C or above.


What you’ll get

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

Career support from day one

Nationally-recognised qualifications

Relocation support in your second year


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.




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.




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