Rolls-Royce extends apprenticeship deadline

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has extended the deadline for applications to its apprenticeship programme for 2022 until 13 March.

The change gives prospective candidates additional time to secure one of 37 places on the programme, which is regarded as one of the most comprehensive, prestigious and rewarding in the UK.

The 2022 intake will be the largest since the scheme’s inception in 2006, representing a 15% increase on the previous record, set in 2020. It follows the company’s sustained success, culminating in its highest-ever annual sales in 2021.

Successful candidates will join the company in the summer, spending two to four years at the home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, combining paid work and training with part-time study at local colleges and universities.

Opportunities remain available in manufacturing departments as well as commercial, support and administrative roles.

Chief executive officer Torsten Müller-Ötvös said: “The pandemic’s impact on young peoples’ education, exam preparation, university experience and employment prospects is leading more of them to seriously consider apprenticeships for the first time this year. We want to give as many as possible the space and time they need to weigh up their options and put together a strong application. We’re already looking forward to starting the selection process and meeting our stars of the future.”