Operations management

Operations rarely come as complex as those you'll find at Rolls-Royce. And on this graduate development programme you'll play a big part in the continuing success of our own manufacturing, assembly and repair facilities - as well as the external suppliers who make around 70 per cent of our components.

You'll start with three, six-month placements, with various rotations - leading to a management role where you can build on what you've learned.

On offer, you'll find a wide range of operations management and future general management roles. Along with high-quality training and mentoring, you'll take on challenging assignments in core operations functions, such as manufacturing, purchasing, planning and control and quality.

Strong leadership skills and a good technical, science or numerate degree (2:1 or above in the UK, GPA 3.0 or above in the US) are a must.

Other candidates will need the national equivalent of these qualifications (visit naric.org.uk for more on this). You'll also need to show a passion for operations management and the desire to work globally.

Canada, Germany, Norway, Singapore, 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.

For resources to support your application, you can visit the following sites: www.naric.org.uk and www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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.