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Manufacturing Engineering 12 month Internship Programme


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Designing world-leading power systems is one thing. Actually seeing them through to delivery is something else entirely. And that’s where our Manufacturing Engineering team comes in. On this 12 month programme, you’ll be helping us to deliver on our promises and achieve the most exacting standards. At the same time, you’ll get a great insight into Rolls-Royce, and what it takes to do well here.

You’ll be working closely with our Manufacturing Engineers – the people who develop state-of-the-art processes, acquire new capabilities, factories and machinery, and put new products into production. You can expect to be given real responsibility and plenty of scope to make a positive contribution to our business. This is an opportunity to undertake work you can be truly proud of.

Life of a Rolls-Royce Employee

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

The programme

On our Manufacturing Engineering Internship Programme, you’ll be assigned to one of our manufacturing facilities. Whether you’re working for us in Civil Aerospace, Defence or Power Systems you can look forward to undertaking one or two major projects as a part of our talented team. And because you’ll be working in areas like capability acquisition, product introduction or continuous improvement, you’ll gain a real insight into how we work around the manufacturing lifecycle. Along the way, you’ll learn from experts and be taught valuable skills. Perform 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. 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 undertake will vary depending on our business needs and where you’re based. You could be part of a team improving a manufacturing process, or get involved in developing new technology to help introduce a new product into manufacture. You might also get the chance to work in our central teams, transforming the way we undertake manufacturing engineering across all of our facilities. The opportunity to make an impact is huge.

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. That’s why 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 be on track to achieve at least a 2:1 bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Maths, a relevant Physical Science, Computer Science or equivalent qualification.

What you’ll get

  • £17,850 (pro rata)
  • 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
  • £17,850 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Multiple UK Locations

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Avionics
  • Manufacturing

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