Imagine working alongside some of our 14,000 engineers around the globe helping find the answers to some of the industry’s toughest challenges. Some of them are multi-disciplinary, some are specialists and some are world experts in their field. But all of them show outstanding technical knowledge, determination and the ability to work as part of a team.
Your incredible career path starts here. Initially you’ll set your mind to developing in-depth knowledge in a specific engineering discipline and a particular area of the business. From this foundation, you may choose to become a specialist, or to broaden your skill base in order to develop leadership experience.
Working on live projects, you’ll be exposed to the entire engineering lifecycle, problem-solving and designing integrated systems for optimum cost. As you develop, the challenges will increase in complexity and responsibility, combining on-the-job learning with training modules and project work.
Here are just some of the challenges you could be putting your mind to:
This is a challenging and key area of the process where Mechanical Engineers are responsible for assessing the loading environment across the engine, as well as on specific components. They’re ultimately responsible for determining the resulting deflection, stress and vibration behaviour, and for confirming it meets the design intent, including integrity and component life.
They work closely with Design Engineers, Materials Engineers and Manufacturing Engineers to optimise components to ensure they’re fit for purpose, cost-effective and simple to manufacture. These astute assessments are made using a range of methods, including hand-calculation, finite element analysis, component rig testing and engine testing.
Imagine being at the very heart of any new product certification or modification clearance programme, supporting in-service products or obtaining new-product-type approval and certification.
Control Systems and Data Services
Our products are becoming more digital with embedded control and monitoring systems performing a greater role than ever before. Our engineers design, develop and verify high integrity electronics, software, and mechanical systems to manage and monitor all aspects of engine performance. Data is becoming an increasingly important commodity, allowing deep insight into how our products perform through life. Our engineers develop state-of-the-art analytics and service offerings to ensure we deliver the best aftermarket services to our customers.
One of the key ingredients to our success is the materials we use in our products. Another of those key ingredients is the people who help to secure and create them. Our Materials Team provides new material solutions and expert advice to design teams.
Working with the latest technologies, they closely liaise with University Technology Centres to develop a deep understanding of new materials, learning how best to integrate them into our products. Materials Engineers also control raw materials and support component manufacturing. In addition, they get heavily involved in evaluating service run parts, and support fleets around the world.
Component and System Design
Never has a role required such an intimate knowledge of its customers. Our Design Engineers work to understand requirements, and then create new solutions or modify existing ones. But the process demands a complete understanding of what the customer requires, plus the ability to integrate knowledge, data and information, principally for performance, structural integrity, manufacturing, and in-service aspects.
World-leading products and services can only happen when world-leading professionals create them. Our Manufacturing Engineers are responsible for developing state-of-the-art processes, acquiring new capabilities, factories and machinery, and introducing new products to production. It’s thanks to them that our incredible range of services can be delivered, using manufacturing assembly and repair capabilities.
Performance Engineers play a crucial part in the design, development, and support of Rolls-Royce products – making design recommendations and decisions based on an in-depth aero/thermodynamic understanding of integrated propulsion and power systems.
They use physics-based simulations, validated using real data from tests, for the analysis of key performance criteria such as thrust, fuel burn or power output. We also have a specialised Aircraft Performance Team, who make predictions for new aircraft concepts and associated missions to guide development of more optimised products for our customers.
Our engineers use and develop the latest CFD modelling techniques to stimulate engine or component performance. Experimental roles commission and support tests to get the best possible data for analysis. They are involved in all aspects of the design process – from new concepts with leading research universities to testing products.
It's a fascinating and exciting time to be involved in Electrical Systems. Our propulsion systems for ships are moving towards full electric or hybrid architectures, and we’re investing in electrical technologies for our aircraft engines of the future. Our products and systems are increasingly using electrical components to realise customer benefits.
Our Electrical Engineers research, develop, design, test and manufacture advanced electrical systems and components, including rotating machines, power electronics and energy storage systems.
You should have excellent communication skills, a flexible attitude and bags of initiative. In the UK you'll need an Meng, MSc, MPhys or MMath, along with a 2:1 degree minimum and an A-level grade B or above in Maths and Physics (or Chemistry if you did not study Physics).
If you’re from the US you'll be an Engineering major with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 Other candidates will need the national equivalent of these qualifications
Please check Apply Now tab for current vacancies.
Our salaries, rewards and benefits vary from region to region. See our Rewards and Benefits section for more details about your location.
Find the programme that interests you and apply online. You'll be asked to answer a number of questions, as well as providing the usual career history information. Remember – this is your opportunity to really sell yourself. For support on your rights to work in the UK please visit www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk
For more information, please visit How to apply.
- Engineering Graduate Development Programme
- Electronics Engineering Graduate Development Programme – Control & Data Services
- Software Engineering Graduate Development Programme – Control & Data Services
- Systems Engineering Graduate Development Programme – Control & Data Services
- Quality Graduate Development Programme – Control & Data Services