Kallan Keenan - Accounting Technician

Our finance experts play a critical role in the success of our business and it's by joining us on our Accounting Technician Programme that you'll gain the experience and qualifications to join them - while also earning a competitive apprentice salary. It's a programme with a great track record for producing qualified finance professionals who later go on to senior roles with us.

Over 24 months, you'll complete three placements in the UK, during which you'll gain financial and business experience. You'll build a sound technical foundation and study for your Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) qualification on a day-release basis. We'll support you every step of the way, with mentoring from fully qualified accountants.

Following this, you're guaranteed an 18-month position in our European Finance Service Centre (EFSC), where you can put your knowledge and experience to the test and begin studying for the highly accredited Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification.  After your 18 month role, you could further your experience through a second role in the EFSC or take on a financial role in a different area of Rolls-Royce – the choice is yours.

Placements throughout our UK sites, with final role based in Derby.

Get paid
All our apprentices are paid competitive salaries, which vary according to role and location. Accounting Technicians start at around £12,000-£13,000 per year, which will increase significantly once you've finished the programme.

Get qualified
Just as important as your day-to-day work will be the time you spend on day-release working towards your AAT exams. The AAT has three stages of exams: Foundation, Intermediate and Technical. We'll pay all your fees, and once you earn your AAT qualification we'll support your further study for a CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) certification.

Get experienced
All our apprentices go on our Outward Bound Professional Programme to help develop some of the other important skills you'll need at Rolls-Royce. Through exciting, fast-paced activities outdoors and in the classroom you'll improve your teamwork, self-confidence and communication skills. You'll push yourself in new and different ways. And your experiences mean you'll come back to work an even stronger member of our team.

  • Do a real job in an advanced engineering business
  • Learn alongside world-class engineers
  • Earn valuable qualifications
  • Get paid a real wage
  • Get career support from day one
  • Enjoy a competitive pension, and 33 days' holiday per year (inclusive of Bank Holidays).

Our Apprenticeships involve a fair amount of academic work. For that reason, we'll need you to have already achieved a certain level in your education:

  • A-Level – Grade A or B in Maths, Accounting, Finance or Economics.
  • GCSE – Grades A-C in Maths, English and a strong set of other subjects.

You'll also need some work experience, and a good idea of the importance of finance in business. We'd also like to know about your interests or hobbies – and any achievements (like sports participation or volunteer work) that show you can balance work and life effectively.

Stage 1: Once you've decided which Apprenticeship is for you, you'll need to find an appropriate vacancy and apply online.

Stage 2: If you are applying to a role in the UK and have submitted your online application, you will immediately receive two emails – one to acknowledge that you have submitted your application, and the second email inviting you to take some online assessments. You will then have ten days to complete them – but before you do, try out some sample question by visiting http://Rolls-Royce.cut-e.com

You will need to complete all of the assessments provided for your application to be considered. We have also compiled a number of frequently asked questions to support you.

Please note, not all emails are compatible with our systems so please check your spam/junk folders to ensure that you have received both emails.

Stage 3: If your application is successful, you'll be invited to our assessment centre. The day consists of ability tests, interviews and a group exercise:

  • Ability Test - as the tests you completed on-line were unsupervised you will be asked to re-sit one of them when you come in to see us. You may wish to re-visit the on-line practice questions at http://Rolls-Royce.cut-e.com
  • Group Exercise - we will ask you to participate in a group activity that will allow us to observe how you work with others in a team environment.
  • Motivational Interview - we would like to know a bit more about your practical achievements. Think about a time you've made, designed or planned something and be prepared to talk us through what you did and what new skills you learnt.
  • Technical Interview - we would like to gain an understanding of how well you are able to learn and understand information that relates to our business. We are also interested in your understanding of Rolls-Royce and the different sectors in which we operate.
  • Competency Interview - you will be asked to give examples of times you've demonstrated some of the competencies that are important to us.

Stage 4: If you're successful at the assessment centre, you will be contacted within one week and told the good news.


Monday 22nd September9th January 2015