Rolls-Royce graduate scheme


About the company

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Rolls-Royce is a global company with a presence in more than 50 countries. Through its products and technologies, it has enabled some of the biggest achievements on land, at sea, and in the air.

Though it’s best known for its activities in the motorcar trade, Rolls-Royce has now sold this part of its business back to Volkswagen and is focusing on the aviation, defense, naval, and energy sectors. It has around 40,000 employees and is headquartered in London.

Rolls-Royce recruits graduates in many fields, from HR and Finance to Purchasing and Engineering. Alongside their day job, graduates will choose from one of two graduate programmes. The Professional Excellence Programme teaches the skills needed to excel in a chosen field, and gives recruits the opportunity to learn from leaders in their specialism. The Leadership Development Programme helps to grow the future leaders of the business, and focuses on the operational and managerial challenges of their chosen discipline.

The recruitment process looks for individuals with a desire to make things work better and improve standards, as well as passion and a team working spirit. Successful candidates will be rewarded with professional training and development opportunities, and real responsibility from the beginning.

The starting salary is around £25,500, and graduate recruits will also receive 33 days of holiday entitlement per year, flexible working arrangements, and the option to contribute to a pension scheme.

Interesting fact

A total of 65% of Rolls-Royce cars that were ever made are still on the road today.

Benefits of working for Rolls-Royce

£2k joining bonus through the Professional Excellence Programme
£3k joining bonus through the Leadership Development Programme
33 days’ holiday a year
Bonus scheme
Contribution pension arrangement
Share plans
Flexible working arrangements
Life cover and accidental injury insurance
Counselling service

Application process

Application Form
Assessment Centre
Offer Made

Programmes offered

Buying and merchandising

Human Resources


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