Our Manufacturing Engineers are amongst the best in their field.
To develop some of the most advanced manufacturing processes in the world, they have to be.
- They work across different sectors, and you’ll join them in the Defence Aerospace business.
- Turning our designs into reality, you’ll learn from engineers, customers, suppliers and operations specialists in every part of Rolls-Royce around the globe, so you’ll enjoy plenty of exposure as you gain the experience you need to become a vital part of our future
- All while taking advantage of our exceptional training and amazing opportunities to grow your career
Our Manufacturing Engineers are amongst the best in their field. To develop some of the most advanced manufacturing processes in the world, they have to be. Turning our designs into reality, you’ll learn from engineers, customers, suppliers and operations specialists in every part of Rolls-Royce around the globe, so you’ll enjoy plenty of exposure as you gain the experience you need to become a vital part of our future. All while taking advantage of on-and-off-the-job training, a competitive salary and amazing opportunities to grow your career..
Depending on your location, you may study for your degree at a university where you’ll be required to pass an entry assessment as part of our recruitment process. Please check the job description for the location you are interested in to see if this applies.
Beyond your academic qualifications, we'll be looking for evidence that you're creative, an agile thinker and genuinely enthusiastic about developing a career in engineering. For example, we'd like to hear about an engineering project you've done at school or work, or a club you've been involved with or in your spare time.
Our degree apprentices need to be passionate about manufacturing engineering. So, you should be analytical, motivated and, most importantly, endlessly curious about how things are made. Creativity and an agile approach are both important too. You’ll also have to be numerate and process-focused.
In terms of qualifications, you will need 120 UCAS points to include a minimum of two A-Levels at grade B or above (predicted or obtained). This must include Maths, plus either Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Engineering/IT-related Technology or an additional Mathematics-related subject. A further A Level in any subject at grade C or above is also required. Alternatively, you could have an engineering-focused Level 3 extended BTEC at DDM minimum. You’ll also need GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 in English Language and Grade B/5 in Maths.
You'll start by completing foundation training at a local further education college, which will give you a broad appreciation of manufacturing engineering principles. After this, you’ll be ready to embark on a series of six-month placements. You’ll undertake internal job-specific training courses over the remaining three years as well as studying for your university qualification on day-release. All of this will give you practical knowledge in areas such as introducing new products or controlling change to existing manufacturing processes, acquiring new technology and continuous improvement. You’ll learn how to manage projects and costs, how to design and validate manufacturing processes, solve engineering problems, and implement quality assurance methods.