Work Placement / Internship

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - Process Engineering

6 Month Placement

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Share your passion for getting hands-on with us.

We believe in creating an environment where our interns really can learn by doing during their time with us and where they are given their own areas of responsibilities from the start. That’s why our experts treat you as part of the team from day one, encourage you to bring your own ideas to the table – and give you the opportunity to really show what you can do.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is part of the BMW Group and its Goodwood manufacturing plant sits in the heart of the West Sussex countryside.

As the epitome of exclusive super luxury, a Rolls-Royce delivers unmatched quality, style and performance. Behind the legendary brand is a team of passionate and highly talented people who do their utmost to satisfy the wishes of clients who commission a Rolls-Royce. Each year we offer a number of internship opportunities and are keen to hear from you if you are currently studying an undergraduate degree and are looking to complete a 6 or 12 month placement.

The maxim of Sir Henry Royce – ‘take the best that exists and make it better’ permeates everything we do at Rolls-Royce. As a student, you will have hands on experience from day one, while gaining practical insight into the corporate operations of a world-class automotive manufacturer

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Surface Finish

We in the surface finish center supply our customers with the pinnacle in automotive surface finishing. Our class leading team of experts apply state of the art methods & materials to realise our customer’s dreams.

We offer a role in this daily challenge as part of our Quality and Process department, the team which ensures permanent quality and process improvements, reacting to daily production requirements, future developments and future models.

Key Accountabilities

  • Developing and compiling key performance indicating reports.
  • Liase with direct manufacturing and suppliers for line trials.
  • Liase with support functions such as planning, logistics and the technical laboratory for process, product and facility optimisation.
  • Measure Surface Finish Product Key Characteristics for Statistical analysis leading to improvement.


We offer a competitive salary of £17,500 per annum and a range of benefits including a pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and a subsidised on-site restaurant. As well as being surrounded by many fellow interns throughout your internship you will be supported by our experts in your chosen field.

Application Process

  • Stage 1: Online application form*
  • Stage 2: Two online ability tests (To be completed within 5 days of receipt)
  • Stage 3: Telephone interview with the recruitment team
  • Stage 4: Face to face interview with the hiring manager
    *If you do not complete the free text questions your application will not be progressed.

Please note that our undergraduate placement opportunities are only open to students who will be returning to their final year of study following their placement with us.

Qualifications and experience

  • Interest in paint application technology.
  • Drive to create unconventional solutions and ideas.
  • Ability to contribute to and being part of a motivated team.
  • Fluent English is essential; a working knowledge of German would be beneficial.
  • Very good PC skills (Microsoft, visual basic).
  • German Language skills would be advantageous.

Studying relevant degree in the following:

  • Chemistry Degree.
  • Engineering Degree.
  • Business Degree.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 190001QO
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Opportunity Overview

  • June 2nd, 2019
  • £17,500 (pro rata) + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 6 months
  • Goodwood (West Sussex)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Automotive
  • Chemistry
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Process

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