Learn how to develop some of the world’s most advanced manufacturing processes, as well as studying towards a degree alongside world-class engineers.

Together, we’ll do amazing things.
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 Civil Aerospace, Defence and Power Systems, and you’ll join them in one of those businesses. 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.

As well as the outstanding career support you’ll enjoy from day one, and the debt-free qualifications you’ll have at the end of it, you’ll have the chance to build your manufacturing engineering career in an environment where you can be yourself and be your best. Join us on our journey and together we’ll do amazing things.

What you’ll need

120 UCAS points to include a minimum of two A-levels at grade B or above (or equivalent), including Maths and either Physics, Chemistry, Technology, Engineering or an additional mathematics related subject, and one further A-level in any subject at grade C or above (obtained or predicted). Alternatively, you could have an engineering-focused Level 3 extended BTEC at DDM minimum. You’ll also need GCSEs (or equivalent) at minimum Grade C/4 in English Language and Grade B/5 in Maths.

endlessly curious about how things are made and processes work
creative and quick thinking
an innovative problem solver
a motivated learner
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.

What you’ll get

Starting salary: £13,532 per year

Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering

How long?

4 years


Derby, Bristol

What you’ll do
You’ll start by completing foundation training at our Apprentice Academy in Derby or 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.

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