1. Will Rolls-Royce support my formal academic and professional development?
Absolutely. All our Programmes lead to professional accreditations and we help every graduate we take on gain recognised qualifications. On occasions we can also provide financial backing while you’re still a student. For example, if you join us as an intern in the UK and are then accepted onto one of our graduate programmes, we’ll give you a final year bursary of £1,500.
2. I’m thinking of taking a year out after university. Can I delay my start with you?
Sometimes, but it will depend on our current business plans and your reasons for wanting to defer.
3. Do you take non-engineers on the graduate engineering programmes?
Yes. We take a small number of graduates from mathematics, physics and other scientific disciplines.
4. Can I make more than one application?
No, you can apply for only one Programme and one area within it (in a single recruitment cycle).
5. Will I get feedback on how well I’ve performed?
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we can only provide feedback on an individual basis if you’re invited to an assessment centre.
6. What’s the closing date for applications?
Our UK Programmes close on 11 January 2013, although sometimes we’ll reopen the programmes in February if any vacancies are unfilled. In the US, we usually select graduates, direct hires and co-ops in the fall semester and interns in the spring.
7. I’m not an EU national – will you help me obtain permission to work in the UK?
We are unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.
In the absence of any candidate from outside the EEA possessing immigration status which allows them to live and work in the UK, Rolls-Royce will consider sponsorship under Tier 2 of the Points Based System. Sponsorship is subject to all the appropriate criteria (as specified by the UK Border Agency) being satisfied.
Should Rolls-Royce choose to sponsor a candidate who is outside of the UK then please note that it will be necessary for Rolls-Royce to make an application for a certificate of sponsorship from the UK Border Agency. Rolls-Royce cannot offer any guarantee that such a request will be successful.
In the recruitment process all candidates are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation.
8. If I need to relocate, what assistance will you provide?
If you’re in the US you’ll get a relocation package (initially and while you’re on the Programme). In the UK we offer information and guidance on local accommodation, and if you’re a summer intern we’ll usually make arrangements with the local college or university for reasonably priced short-term accommodation.
9. I’m applying in the UK. What benefits can I expect?
On the Professional Excellence Programme you’ll start on £26,300, with a £2,000 bonus when you join. For the Leadership Development Programme the starting salary is £28,800 plus a £2,000 joining bonus. You’ll also get 33 days’ annual holiday, including 8 statutory holidays.
10. I’m applying in the US. What benefits can I expect?
In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll get performance-related bonuses, top-notch healthcare (covering your medical, dental and visual needs), tuition assistance and a 401k retirement plan. Annual holiday entitlement is 10 days the first (partial) year you join us, 15 days the next 4 years and 20 days after that. Any further holiday entitlement will depend on where you are based.