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:
Mechanical / Stress
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.
Development / Services
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.
Controls and Monitoring Systems
Where else would you find a career that endows you with the responsibility for the safe and efficient operational life of such an incredible range of products? Our Controls and Monitoring Systems Engineers (CMS) design complex electrical/electronic and mechanical systems in support of the CFBUs across all sectors. The designs meet the exacting standards of the appropriate certification authority.
The CMS Engineers manage the supply chain to implement component and systems designs, then integrate those designs onto the whole engine and into the customer's product, gaining customer interface and whole system knowledge at the same time.
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.
Aerothermal / Fluid Dynamics
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 either an MEng or an MSc, 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 3.3. Other candidates will need the national equivalent of these qualifications (visit naric.org.uk for more on this).
Canada, Finland, Germany, India, Norway, Poland, Sweden, UK and US.
Our salaries, rewards and benefits vary from region to region. See our Rewards and Benefits section for more details about your location.
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 www.shldirect.com. 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 you have received both emails.
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 at Rolls-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.