Rolls-Royce hits apprenticeship high
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that the company is seeking a record number of candidates for its 2016 Apprenticeship Programme. Seventeen places are available, the highest number of annual apprenticeships since the programme launched in 2006.
The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Apprenticeship Programme provides people aged 16-24 with the opportunity to train with the Goodwood-based manufacturer of the world’s best-selling super-luxury cars. The apprenticeships last for up to four years and combine on-the-job training with class room based studying for nationally recognised qualifications. The programme has been designed in conjunction with several local colleges.
The selection process is designed to guarantee recruitment of the very best candidates who have the opportunity to develop with the company following a successful apprenticeship period. The successful applicants will join the programme in August 2016, working alongside skilled craftspeople in leather, wood, paint, engineering and assembly roles. Over 100 people have joined the Apprenticeship Programme since its inception, with half currently in active apprenticeships at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, West Sussex and the remainder now employed by the company.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “I am delighted to announce the 10th anniversary of our Apprenticeship Programme, which represents a significant milestone in the history of our company. We are committed to developing future talent at Rolls‑Royce Motor Cars and I am especially pleased that we will welcome a record number of new apprentices to the business in 2016.”
In addition to the Apprenticeship Programme, more than 50 university students were employed with the company in 2015 on industrial placements ranging in duration from six to 12 months, and positions for 2016 are currently being recruited for. The company also runs a successful graduate programme, with new positions made available each year.
Potential candidates for all Rolls-Royce Motor Cars positions should apply online at: www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com/careers.
The closing date for apprentice applications is 29 February 2016.