Purchasing

Every year, Rolls-Royce spends £7 billion on goods and services. Making sure we get the best possible value from that spend is the role of our Purchasing team. By selecting suppliers and managing the way they operate, purchasing not only impacts on our profitability - but also our ability to deliver excellence to customers.

As a graduate, you'll start with three, six-month placements - where you'll experience a mix of on-the-job learning, modular training and project work. The aim is to give you the best possible grounding for your future career, with experience that covers areas like researching and evaluating new sources, negotiating contracts and working with suppliers to help them improve performance.

Relationship skills, business understanding, drive, courage and integrity - these are all key qualities we look for in our graduates. You'll also need a strong academic record pre-university and a bachelor's degree (2:1 achieved and expected in the UK).

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).

China, Germany, Poland, 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.