Software Engineering Year-long Internship Programme

Rolls-Royce is renowned for its commitment to delivering engineering excellence. And in Control Systems, we provide safety-critical controls for customers around the world, drawing on our decades of experience to provide solutions for the aerospace, marine, and nuclear markets. Our Software Engineers strive to create better, more innovative products and services every day and will inspire you to do work that you can be truly proud of.

The programme

Our Software Engineering Internship Programme is the perfect place for people who are passionate about innovation to achieve their ambitions. As well as giving you first-hand insights into our world-class business, it will set you on the path towards a challenging and rewarding career. Perform well, and it could lead to a place on our graduate development programme – a fantastic start to a career with one of the world’s most prestigious international companies. If you’re 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 us.

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What you’ll do


Our talented Software Engineers work on the full software development lifecycle, applying the most rigorous standards to ensure the absolute integrity of our engine control products. You’ll hit the ground running by helping them to create the 'brain' of the engine, and learning how to develop multi-processor, safety-critical, real-time embedded systems using sophisticated tools, techniques and programming languages. Throughout the year, you’ll learn from, and be supported by, the best in the business as you gain practical experience and develop valuable skills. You’ll also experience real-life assignments that will test you like never before.

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. You’ll also be on track to achieve at least 2:1 BEng or equivalent.

What you’ll get

  • £17,850 pa (pro rata)
  • Learn from experts
  • The chance to join our graduate programme if you perform well

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: January 8, 2018
  • Salary: £17,850 pa (pro rata)
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Placement Duration: Year-long
  • Location: UK Wide
  • Region: East Anglia, East Midlands, London and South East, North East, North Wales, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland - North, Scotland - South/Central Belt, South Wales, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Other benefits...

  • The chance to join our graduate programme if you perform well
  • Learn from experts
  • Leisure facilities and numerous sports societies and social activities

Disciplines accepted...

  • Software
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