Engineering Internship Programme

You love nothing more than tackling complex problems. Innovating. Thinking about how things could work better. Wondering ‘What if’? asking, ‘Why not?’ And that’s exactly the kind of mindset we look for in our engineering interns. This 6 to 12-month internship will give you exposure to some of the world’s toughest challenges – and the chance to help solve them. You’ll be part of a global team of 15,500 engineers: a team that’s as talented as it is diverse. All of them use their outstanding technical knowledge, determination and team working skills to create solutions they can be truly proud of. And because they’re working on real projects with real outcomes, so will you.

Life of a Rolls-Royce Employee

Rolls-Royce currently employs over 50,000 people in more than 40 countries around the world. And with our growing order book, those numbers are set to increase as well.

The programme

On this 6 to 12-month programme you’ll gain practical experience on real-life assignments. Along the way, you’ll work alongside some true experts and be taught valuable skills. Beyond on the job training, you’ll get exposure to project management and other transferable skills. And because you’ll be doing it in a real world business context, you’ll have every chance to make an impact. You may even be invited to join our graduate programme – a fantastic start to a career with one of the world’s most prestigious global companies. If you are a student member of an institute, experience gained on your internship can be used to credit some of your learning towards your graduate programme and chartership status, should you choose to join.

What you’ll do

All of the projects you work on will support a real business need, with a direct link to our products and customers. This will be equivalent to one of the attachments from our graduate programme. It makes for a fantastic opportunity to contribute, share your ideas and make a difference. Your day to day tasks will vary, and you’ll receive support from a number of skilled professionals within the business, all committed to helping you to deliver your best.                          

What you’ll need

We’re looking for people who’ll be happy to share their ideas about how we can do things even better, so we’ll want to see great communication skills developed through well-rounded life experience – academically, socially and in any previous work situations. Your pre-university academic record will be strong too, with A-levels (or equivalent) at grade B or above in Maths and Physics or Chemistry. You should also be on course to achieve at least a 2:1 or above MEng or MSc degree, or a comparable Engineering qualification. Flexibility is important too, as you could be based at any of our sites.

What you’ll get

  • £17,850 pa (pro rata)
  • Bonus schemes
  • Financial assistance for additional study
  • A competitive pension
  • Leisure facilities and numerous sports societies

Who we are

Our high-performance, integrated power solutions are at the cutting edge of technology. From powering huge commercial vessels to nuclear submarines, supersonic fighter jets to highly efficient passenger planes, or rail locomotives to luxury yachts, we go above and beyond to create better. And it’s all thanks to our people. Whether they work in engineering or finance, manufacturing or project management, our 50,000-strong team work together to deliver excellence in the air, on land and at sea – to customers in 150 nations around the world. 


Trusted to deliver excellence.

We recruit, select and develop our people on merit, irrespective of their race, colour, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other characteristic.

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: Mar 31, 2017
  • Salary: £17,860pa (pro rata)
  • Minimum Degree: 1st
  • Placement Duration: 6 months, Year-long
  • Location: UK wide
  • Region: East Anglia, London and South East, East Midlands, West Midlands, North East, North West, Scotland - North, Scotland - South/Central Belt, Yorkshire, South West
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Chemistry
  • Computer & IT
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials/Minerals
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Software
  • Systems

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