With a workforce of over 11,000 people, Derby has the largest concentration of Rolls-Royce employees in the UK. Most work in our Civil Aerospace business, while many work in the Submarines business, which is based here. Whether you’re interested in research and technology, manufacturing operations or business support services, Derby is the ideal place to gain exposure to the full-breadth of our company.
Over the last ten years Rolls-Royce has developed an entirely new large civil engine product range – the Trent family – which has been both designed and manufactured in Derby. The Sinfin site includes the main module and engine assembly lines, engine test beds as well as manufacturing sites producing a range of components, including turbine blades, fan parts and rotatives components.
Derby is also the centre of the company’s nuclear activities, based at Raynesway. This site, which has the largest nuclear skills base of any UK business, manufactures nuclear reactor cores and other associated nuclear propulsion components for the Royal Navy’s fleet of nuclear powered submarines. As a result, we are at the forefront of Britain’s nuclear power capability.
The Rolls-Royce Apprentice Training Centre – which recruits 150-200 apprentices annually – and The Learning and Career Development Centre – which is used by 250,000 people each year for training courses, conferences and meetings – are both based in Derby.
The total Rolls-Royce estate in Derby is 400,000 square metres. One in every 11 workers in Derby is directly employed by Rolls-Royce, the city has the highest export value per capita of any city in the UK – three times the national average – and Derby is England’s fastest-growing city for wealth creation by GVA (Gross Value Added). It is also an affordable place to live, not far from the Peak District and the National Forest, and just a two hours’ train ride from London.
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