How to apply

How to apply

Step 1: Application
Find your desired programme in Search and Apply to apply online.

We'll want to know about your degree, work experience and extracurricular activities. You'll need to choose options from or drop-down menus, but there are also plenty of spaces to really sell yourself, so make sure you do! The closing date for applications varies between programmes, so please check the individual listings*.

If you are applying to a role in the UK and your application is eligible you will immediately receive two emails - one to acknowledge you have submitted your application, and the second email inviting you to take two online psychometric tests. You'll then have ten days to complete them - but before you do, try out some sample questions by visiting We have also compiled a number of frequently asked questions  to support you. Occasionally the SHL site may be down due to essential maintenance - for a full list of dates and times effect, visit

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

For resources to support your application, you can visit the following sites: and

Step 2: Come to our Assessment Centre
If your application is successful, we'll invite you to an Assessment Centre. This final stage of our recruitment process rigorously tests your abilities and usually includes a behavioural interview, a technical interview, psychometric testing and group exercises. Research and preparation is key to your success!

Step 3: Success - you've got the job!
We'll let you know if you've been successful within 48 hours of your Assessment Centre visit. If you have, then you'll receive a formal offer via email along with all the other relevant information you need.

Step 4: Starting atRolls-Royce
Once you accept, we'll do everything we can to make joining us as straight forward as possible. We'll put you in touch with the right people immediately to make sure that you have access to a network of support right from the beginning.

Wherever you are in the world, you'll also be invited to a regional Induction Week. It's a great opportunity to meet your colleagues, learn about the programme and get your career off to a flying start.

*Please note, the Graduate Development Programme application process for Poland, Finland and Sweden will be open on 13th January 2014. Germany applications will open on 3rd March 2014.