Whether we're developing new gas turbines, creating new manufacturing facilities or building power stations, sound project management ensures we deliver and always meet our customers' expectations - as well as our own.
You'll start with four, six-month placements, with various rotations - leading to a potential management role where you can build on what you've learned.
You'll gain experience across all sectors and regions of our business and the diversity and scale of projects is huge. You'll have the satisfaction of working on their full lifecycle - from scoping, planning and scheduling to resource, cost and risk management right through to the finished product.Alongside knowledge acquisition, you'll undertake hands-on assignments to practice and apply this knowledge, developing your own skill sets. Towards the end of the development programme, you'll work towards gaining your APMP qualification - and after that you can choose to take the next stage (the APMPQ), and even study for a Masters in Project Management.
As well as a good bachelor's degree (2:1 achieved or expected), you'll need to demonstrate an understanding of Rolls-Royce – our goals and the context in which we operate.
In addition, we would expect you to have enjoyed some form of leadership role, whether at school, in a club or at university – and demonstrate strategic ability, great people skills and a strong attention to detail.
US students need an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. Other candidates will need the national equivalent of these qualifications (visit naric.org.uk for more on this).
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.
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.