Materials Laboratories Degree Apprenticeship Programme

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Rolls Royce Plc
Wilmore Road, Derby, DE24 9BD
Competitive salary
16 Dec 2020
26 Feb 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
This is your chance to work with world-class scientists and engineers to make sure the materials we use are as innovative and safe as possible. Building on your previous academic studies, you can expect to gain an understanding of different materials and their uses, failure investigation studies, research and development, process control and laboratory-related improvement activities.

You'll also get to work on a variety of different special processes used during component manufacture, such as chemical processing, laser processes, machining, welding, heat treatment, casting, forging and various coatings. This will give you a broad overview as you split your time between our offices and high-tech laboratories, providing a mix of both practical and theoretical experience.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Beyond your academic qualifications, we'll be looking for evidence that you're creative, an agile thinker and genuinely enthusiastic about developing a career in engineering. For example, we'd like to hear about an engineering project you've done at school or work, or a club you've been involved with or in your spare time.

Personal qualities

We're looking for people who are creative, agile in their approach and very team-orientated -you'll spend time with your fellow apprentices on team-building initiatives.

Desired qualifications

In terms of qualifications, you'll need two A-Levels at grade B or equivalent including maths and either Chemistry, Physics or Engineering, plus GCSE English Language at grade 5/B also maths and Physics at grade 6/B (obtained or predicted). Alternatively, a BTEC Level 3 extended diploma in an engineering-related subject, including Further maths at DDM minimum.

Future prospects

Opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers on very interesting projects.

Things to consider

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.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

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