Rolls-Royce Motor Cars says that a record number of places are available for the company’s 2019 Apprenticeship Program. Since the program was launched in 2006, numbers have progressively increased, with 2019 offering a record 31 candidates the opportunity to join the team at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
The Program includes, for the first time, Sir Ralph Robins Degree Apprenticeships. Sir Ralph Robins is a Non-Executive Director of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars with a career in engineering and industry.
The Degree Apprenticeships have been launched in Sir Ralph’s name in recognition of his contribution to the renaissance of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The Apprentices will study for BEng Mechanical Engineering Degrees at the University of Chichester, attending the University’s new Engineering and Digital Technology Park.
The Apprenticeship provides the opportunity to learn and develop skills at the home of one of the world’s leading luxury manufacturers. The Apprenticeships last for up to four years and include college and university courses that are nationally recognized, alongside on-the-job training at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Those applicants who stand out during the selection process will join in August 2019, working alongside specialized craftspeople in leather, wood, paint, engineering and assembly roles. Following a successful apprenticeship period, there is an opportunity to develop within the company, with several previous apprentices now taking up leadership roles.
“I am delighted to announce the start of recruitment for this year’s Apprenticeship Program and the launch of our first Sir Ralph Robins Degree Apprenticeships,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “We are firmly committed to developing future talent here at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and I am especially pleased that we will welcome a record number of new apprentices to the business in 2019.”
In addition to the Apprenticeship Program, ~100 university students were employed with the company in 2018 on industrial placements, ranging in duration from six to 12 months. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is currently recruiting for positions in 2019. The company also runs a successful Graduate Program, with new positions made available each year.
Potential candidates for all Rolls-Royce Motor Cars positions should apply online at: www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com/careers The closing date for Apprentice applications is 13 March 2019.