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Engineering 12 month Internship Programme


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You love nothing more than tackling complex problems. Innovating. Thinking about how things could work better. And that’s exactly the kind of mindset we look for in our engineering interns. This 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 19,400 engineers – a team that’s as talented as it is diverse.

Our engineers use their outstanding technical knowledge, determination and team working skills to create solutions they can be truly proud of. And because you’ll be working on real projects with real outcomes, you can expect to have a tangible impact too.

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

You’ll gain practical experience on real-life assignments, working alongside experts. You’ll get exposure to other parts of the business and develop a host of transferable skills. Do well, and you could be invited to join our graduate programme – a fantastic start to a career with one of the world’s most prestigious global companies. And 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.

What you’ll do

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 skilled professionals within the business, all committed to helping you to deliver your best.

What you’ll need

We’re looking for creative, agile thinkers who’ll be happy to share their ideas about how we can do things even better. It means we’ll want to see great communication skills developed through well-rounded life experience – academically, socially and in any previous work situations.

Technical abilities are a must, so you’ll need to be on track to achieve at least a 2:1 bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Maths, a relevant Physical Science or Computer Science, or equivalent qualification Flexibility is important too, as you could be based at any of our sites.

What you’ll get

  • £17,850 pa.
  • Learn from experts.
  • The chance to join our graduate programme if you perform well.
  • Leisure facilities and numerous sports societies and social activities.
  • An inclusive, welcoming environment – we know that the more diverse we are, the stronger we can become.

Who we are

Whether we’re building the world’s most efficient large aero-engine or supporting NASA missions on the edge of space, Rolls-Royce is all about innovation. We invest £1.4 billion every year into research and development, and file more patents annually than any other company in the UK. Working at Rolls-Royce means being part of a global team of 54,500 bold, curious pioneers, creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £17,860 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Multiple UK Locations

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Avionics
  • Chemical
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Nuclear
  • Software
  • Systems

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