Rolls-Royce announces record apprenticeship numbers

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that a record number of places are available for its 2017 Apprenticeship Programme.

This year 20 candidates will have the opportunity to join the team at the home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex.

The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Apprenticeship Programme provides 16-24 year olds with the opportunity to learn and develop skills during a programme that lasts for up to four years and includes college courses that are nationally recognised, alongside on-the-job training at Rolls‑Royce Motor Cars. The programme has been designed in conjunction with several local colleges.

Successful applicants will join in August 2017.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, ‘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 2017. The development of artisanal craft skills at our centre of excellence has been a hallmark of the first successful chapter in the renaissance of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. I look forward to welcoming the next generation of talented craftspeople in the summer.’

In addition to the Apprenticeship Programme, around 100 university students were employed with the company in 2016 on industrial placements, ranging in duration from six to 12 months. Rolls‑Royce Motor Cars is currently recruiting for positions in 2017. The company also runs a successful Graduate Programme, with new positions made available each year.