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Project Management Degree Apprenticeship -

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol and Derby
£13,830 pa
Closing date
19 Feb 2022

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Business / Management
Engineering & Aerospace
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Start Date
24 months+
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With a significant order book and billions of pounds poured into research and development, we don’t think you’ll find a more exciting range of projects to tackle. Whether we’re leading the journey to net zero carbon emissions, developing world leading gas turbines, record breaking electrical flight systems, building state-of-the-art facilities or providing nuclear-powered solutions: sound project management disciplines ensure we deliver our goals and meet our customers’ expectations – as well as our own. By combining theoretical learning with practical, on-the-job experience, our Project Management Degree Apprenticeship equips you with the skills you need to become a fully-fledged Project Management professional. And unlike university, we’ll pay you to learn, while giving you all the support you need to achieve a bachelor’s degree in a Project Management discipline. You’ll also achieve a professional qualification recognised by the Association of Project Management (APM).

The programme

Over four years, you’ll be getting to know our business and developing practical knowledge of project management techniques, tools and methodologies via a series of mentored placements. These rotations will take you to a variety of different areas of the company. Each placement will generally last six months to give you a real understanding of the area you’re experiencing as well as the project you’re working on, as part of your tailored development plan.

What you’ll do

As a Project Management Apprentice, you’ll be responsible for supporting or leading a range of different project types across Rolls-Royce’s portfolio by ensuring your projects meet customer and business expectations. These might include introducing new products or services, developing new facilities, or looking at the infrastructure for IT projects. You’ll develop professional experience using world-class tools and processes, learning from supportive professionals as you work towards your qualifications. The ability to plan with integrated teams, manage risk and use data analysis to control and manage your project will become second nature – you’ll be able to plan for every eventuality. Not only that, but you’ll also build a broad professional network, learning who to get involved in your projects and at what stage.

What you’ll need

3 A-Levels (or equivalent) obtained or predicted, at grade C in any subject (one must be a numerate subject at grade C). You’ll also need 5 GCSEs including GCSE Maths at a grade C/4 and GCSE English Language at a grade C/4 plus 3 other GCSE’s at grade C/4. We look for fast learners who are highly motivated and hungry for a career in project management. You’ll be a people person – someone with great communication and team working skills as well as leadership potential. Motivation, attention to detail, team-building skills and a willingness to learn are all important.

What you’ll get

  • A competitive salary starting from £13,830 a year and increasing as you complete your training
  • A competitive pension, and 33 days’ holiday per year (including bank holidays)
  • Career support from day one
  • A bachelor’s degree in a Project Management discipline plus a professional qualification recognised by the APM


Who we are

We’re one of the world’s leading industrial technology companies, and it’s all thanks to our people. They’re the reason we’ve created a welcoming, inclusive and supportive environment where you can do your best work and feel like you belong.

At Rolls-Royce, we pioneer cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital energy needs. We believe in the transforming potential of technology to protect our planet, secure our world and explore our universe. That’s why we’re helping lead the way in the transition to a net zero-carbon future for us all.

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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.


Rolls-Royce is a global company dedicated to delivering innovation in the air, on land and at sea. Our people are passionate about creating better products and services in the civil and defence aerospace, marine and nuclear markets. Together we’ve set land speed records, developed the world’s most efficient aero engine, designed industry leading eco-friendly ships and powered nuclear submarines.

Our world-class laboratories, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and fast-paced business teams are driven by engineering experts and experienced professionals. However, we don’t deliver best-in-class by relying solely on expertise. We recognise that we need to balance knowledge and rigour with fresh eyes, challenging ideas and novel ways of thinking. That’s why, every year, we hire hundreds of bright, ambitious and innovative interns, graduates, apprentices and school leavers.

We have graduate and intern opportunities in a broad array of Engineering, Operations and Business functions. We also provide a range of Modern or Advanced Apprenticeships, Higher Apprenticeships, Sponsored Degree and school leaver programmes that offer the chance to gain experience at work alongside qualifications at college or university.

Wherever you join – whether you’re engineering on the micron scale, launching new internal systems or scoping out commercial opportunities – we’ll expect you to pursue perfection. That means putting your drive and inventive streak to the test as you work on live projects while taking every chance to suggest improvements, share ideas and make a positive impact – on your team, on our products and on our global business.

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