Commercial Degree Apprenticeship

Derby, Derbyshire
11 Dec 2018
31 Jan 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
24 months+

The programme

You’re interested in business. And you’d relish the opportunity to not only be immersed in the commercial side of a global company, but to play your own part in its success. Add to that the fact that on this programme you’ll study for a sponsored degree in Business and Management as you gain real-world experience, and this is the perfect way to kickstart your career and get a great qualification, debt free.

What you’ll do

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your commercial skills on real projects in our Civil Aerospace business. You’ll be involved in diverse business issues as you support the existing commercial teams in identifying risks, and developing commercial proposals and business solutions. You can expect to put in place and manage new business contracts as well as analysing business cases. Across all of this, you’ll gain a detailed insight into how a large, complex company makes a profit and works with its customers, suppliers and partners. Not only that, but you’ll be able to make an impact early on in your career whilst earning a competitive salary.




Over the course of around four years, you'll complete a series of placements with our commercial teams in Civil Aerospace based in Derby. You'll also study for a BA (Hons) in Business and Management at Nottingham Trent University on a day-release basis, paid for by us. We'll support you every step of the way during this time, with structured placements and learning and development objectives plus mentoring and sponsorship from experienced professionals.


At the end of this degree apprenticeship programme, you'll be ready to apply to become a Commercial Officer within Rolls-Royce.


What you’ll get


A competitive salary starting from £13,125 pa


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


Work with expert mentors and career coaches


A BA (Hons) in Business and Management – debt free


What you’ll need


Three A-levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above, plus GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Maths at grade C or 4 or above (obtained or predicted). You’ll have a passion for all things business, including an interest in contract management, and a good financial acumen. Problem-solving skills are a must, and you’ll be a natural when it comes to communicating with others and working as part of a team.


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 31st January at 00.10am UK Time (GMT) please ensure your application is submitted by this time.


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