Higher Apprenticeship Manufacturing Engineering - Derby and Hucknall

Rolls-Royce Plc
£200.00 per week
16 May 2017
01 Jun 2017
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On the Rolls-Royce Manufacturing Engineering Higher Apprenticeship, you get to study towards an engineering foundation degree and work alongside world-class engineers, all while making a real contribution to an advanced engineering business. It's a great way to earn, learn and grow in confidence as part of a supportive team.

Our Manufacturing Engineers are amongst the best in their field. To develop some of the most advanced manufacturing processes in the world, they have to be. They work across aerospace, marine and nuclear technology, and you'll join them in one of those businesses. Turning our designs into reality, you'll learn from designers, customers, suppliers and operations specialists in every part of Rolls-Royce around the globe, so you'll enjoy plenty of exposure as you gain the experience you need to become a vital part of our future. All while taking advantage of on and off the job training, a competitive salary and amazing opportunities to grow your career.

To start, our three year programme will see you undertake foundation training, which will give you a broad appreciation of engineering principles. From here you'll be ready to embark on a series of three month placements. These will give you practical knowledge in areas such as product introduction, capability acquisition and continuous improvement. You'll learn how to manage projects and costs, and also how to evaluate engineering designs, solve engineering problems, and implement quality assurance methods.

You'll enjoy on and off-the-job training, a competitive salary and opportunities to progress within our manufacturing engineering function. How far you progress in this role is up to you and your ambitions.

Duties will involve:

  • Process planning
  • Engineering design
  • Problem solving
  • Quality assurance
  • Continuous improvement
  • Capability aquisiton,ie:looking at tools,resource,machines,materials needed
  • New product introduction
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Enthusiasm for manufacturing engineering
  • Analytical and motivated
  • Team skills
Personal qualities
  • A passion for engineering
  • To be a fast learner and motivated
  • Articulate, numerate and driven
  • Someone who learns quickly and works well with others
  • To be able to demonstrate non-academic achievements in sports, languages, organising a significant event, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, charity work or similar
Qualifications required

Our Apprenticeships involve a fair amount of academic work. For that reason, we'll need you to have already achieved a certain level in your education:


  • A-Level or equivalent - Grades A* to B in Maths, Physics/Chemistry and one other (achieved or expected)
  • GCSE or equivalent - Grades A* to C intermediate 1 A or 2 A-C in Maths (Higher paper), English Language, a relevant Science or Technical subject (not Combined Science)
Future prospects • A real job in an advanced engineering business
• Career support from day one
• Learn alongside world-class engineers
• Develop confidence and teamwork skills on our Outward Bound programme

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