Combining classroom study with on-the-job learning, our Engineering Apprenticeships provide a genuine alternative to university, offering the training, guidance and support you need to develop valuable skills, earn sought-after qualifications and establish yourself in your career.
Usually lasting three and a half years, they enable you to complete an official apprenticeship, as regulated and approved by the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
We offer three apprenticeship schemes:
- Aircraft Mechanic (specialising in engine technology)
- Industrial Mechanic (specialising in machinery and systems engineering
- Cutting Mechanic (specialising in turning)
You can compare your options below:
Where can you do it?
How will you benefit?
All our apprentices are paid competitive salaries. It’s difficult to say exactly how much this will be because it varies according to role and location. Apprentices in Germany are paid on the basis of the tariff agreement relevant for their region.
You will also receive a range of other benefits, including at least 30 days’ holiday in Germany (excluding statutory days).
Training and development:
By the end of an apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce, you will have completed a range of different training activities, giving you the skills, experience and confidence you need to move into a full-time role. The precise nature of your training will depend on your particular apprenticeship, but it will generally break down into four elements:
First things first, it's important to learn the basics of your role as quickly as possible. We'll make sure you complete the necessary courses to do so, either on site or at an external training provider.
We'll also continue to provide a range of opportunities to develop your skills throughout your apprenticeship.
This could mean learning something technical – like how to use a piece of equipment or a particular software system – or it could mean improving on general business skills, such as presenting or communication.
There are few better ways of learning a particular profession than to just do it, immersing yourself in the kind of situations and tasks that will eventually become second nature.
At Rolls-Royce, you will be doing this from a very early stage in your apprenticeship, working alongside and learning from experienced professionals on a daily basis.
Studying for qualifications
Throughout your apprenticeship, you'll also attend college, vocational school or university on a part-time basis (usually on a day-release basis) to study for appropriate nationally recognised qualifications.
In Germany, Engineering Apprentices will work towards the internal B-Examiner Licences, or even the globally recognised certificate for the EASA Part 66 CAT A. Both qualifications exceed the regular requirements of your particular apprenticeship scheme.
Guidance and support
While your apprenticeship will be hard work, we'll never expect you to do it all alone. Throughout your time on your programme, you will have constant access to the advice and encouragement of your training supervisor and line manager, as well as your colleagues.
Together, they will help you set your objectives, monitor your progress, understand tricky concepts and, ultimately, achieve your full potential.
Who are we looking for and what qualifications do you need?
Applicants need to be fluent in German as they will be enrolled at a German vocational school or university for the theoretical part of their training.
How to apply:
Apprenticeships start in September each year. Please apply online for Apprenticeships in Germany.