As a graduate in our Finance team, you'll go beyond the numbers, and play a key part in the strategic development of our organisation. You'll develop a deep understanding of how the business works, and be heavily involved in decision-making and the implementation of improvement initiatives - right across our aerospace, marine and energy sectors.
You'll start with three, six-month placements, with various rotations - leading to a potential management role where you can build on what you've learned. There is also an opportunity to increase your breadth of knowledge with a further management role.
One in 44 people employed at Rolls-Royce is a dedicated finance professional. It's an area with immense credibility within the business, and helps propel us forward. They work across three main areas:
- Maintaining financial records and providing statutory accounts;
- Giving tax, treasury and compliance management advice to minimise risks to the business;
- Providing financial commercial recommendations to make sure projects are delivered to budget.
Throughout the development programme, you'll benefit from a mix of project work, structured training, and on-the-job assignments. Wherever you work, you'll develop technical and business skills, and play a key part in strategic development, decision-making and the implementation of improvement initiatives.
Numeracy, combined with a head for business and strong people skills are key for this area. You'll need a strong academic record pre- university (Maths, Economics or Accounting at A Level (or equivalent) grade A - B) and a bachelor's degree in maths, economics or accountancy (2:1 achieved or expected in the UK). US students need an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.
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.