Rolls-Royce is the most popular engineering graduate recruiter

Friday, 22 May 2009

Rolls-Royce has been voted the ‘Most Popular Graduate Recruiter - Engineering, Design and Manufacturing’ in the UK as part of ‘TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2009’. The awards were chosen from an online poll of students, which generated over 87,000 responses.

In addition, the ‘Engineering Undergraduate of the Year’ award went to Tom Astley, who recently completed a summer internship in Rolls-Royce defence aerospace. Tom, who is studying at Warwick University, is returning to Rolls-Royce for a second summer placement this year. He was nominated by his university and chosen after an on-line test of engineering knowledge and an interview with HR specialists.

Rolls-Royce Director of Human Resources, Tom Brown said: "The ‘Most Popular Graduate Recruiter Award’ is an outstanding recognition from university students. Our success depends on the quality and diversity of our people. This award underlines our excellent reputation for training graduates, offering the most effective combination of training and experience.

“As a global power systems company, and to stay competitive in a global economy, Rolls-Royce needs to attract the best. Therefore I am delighted that Tom has been recognised as ‘Engineering Undergraduate of the Year’.

"We continue to place great importance on recruiting graduates, and this year we are increasing the number of graduates we are recruiting around the world to 200.”

In April 2009, Rolls-Royce was voted the number one employer of choice for engineering in the UK as part of 'The Times Graduate Recruitment Awards 2009'.

  1. Rolls-Royce provides two corporate programmes for graduates they are Leadership Development Programme and the Professional Excellence Programme. They are each designed to make the most of their potential. Whichever path they take they will benefit from an established career development process that will identify their talents and support them to achieve their goals. We have opportunities available in diverse areas of the business from Engineering to Customer Management to Finance. For further information visit Graduate programmes 
  2. Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  3. The Group has a broad customer base comprising more than 600 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries. It employs around 39,000 people worldwide people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in 50 countries and has businesses headquartered in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Scandinavia and China. This global presence allows the Group to access long-term international growth opportunities with its technology, presence, partnerships and people.
  4. Rolls-Royce continues to invest in core technologies, products, people and capabilities with the objective of broadening and strengthening the product portfolio, improving efficiency and enhancing the environmental performance of its products. These investments create high barriers to entry.
  5. In 2008, Rolls-Royce invested over £885 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental aspects of its products. The primary technology investment area is aimed at reducing noise and emissions.
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