Work Placement / Internship

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - Launch and Change management (July 2019)

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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Launch and Change Management

The Launch and Change Management department ensures the successful introduction of product changes into Rolls-Royce production. It is responsible for the steering and introduction of both launch projects and series changes, as well as the creation and maintenance of the bill of material for in-house production and a successful introduction of bespoke products and processes.

As a student you will have the unique opportunity to work as a full member of the team, participating in cross functional meetings and communicating with process partners. Supporting your manager and the team, developing and leading your own projects within the department will be a challenging and interesting experience for you.

There are two different student placements available which are distinguished by their focus either on launch or series. Both placements will take place in Goodwood/UK and start in August 2019.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the team members in launch or series activities.
  • Be part in the successful launch of pre-series cars.
  • Keep in close contact with the process partners of the team and have a unique view of the manufacturing of high luxury cars.
  • Be responsible for own projects and present them in front of process partners and your team.
  • Support the team manager with reporting and presentations into the wider BMW business and partner departments.


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

The application process is as follows:

  • 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

  • Currently studying an engineering or business related subject.
  • Basic understanding of complex processes in relation of automotive technologies as well as automotive manufacturing.
  • High knowledge of MS Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Able to communicate solutions clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work independently as well as work as an excellent team player.
  • Able to work in a high quality demanded environment.
  • Good English knowledge, good German language skills are essential.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 190001R3
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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
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

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