Rolls-Royce has a firm, long-standing commitment to the communities in which it operates. Sustained investment in communities makes a positive difference and delivers tangible benefits to our business.
Additionally, Rolls-Royce believes that technology, applied on an industrial scale, lies at the heart of society’s response to climate change. The scale of this challenge should not be underestimated. The development and application of such technologies is in itself a formidable task, and must be accompanied by a step change in consumer behaviour. Rolls-Royce is committed to applying its science and engineering skills to help overcome these challenges.
As a leading global employer of engineers, Rolls-Royce has a long history of supporting engineering related education around the world.
We are committed to improving the quality of education at all levels. The company’s education policy commits it to supporting schools to raise standards, ensuring resources are targeted, and helping equip young people with the skills and abilities demanded by the economy of today and the future.
Nanyang Technological University
In 2006, Rolls-Royce partnered with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) committing S$100,000 in a scholarship scheme to outstanding students in Singapore’s first Aerospace Engineering degree programme.
In September 2011, NTU launched the joint Master of Science degree programme in Project Management with the University of Manchester (UOM) in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, aimed at developing core competency skills in project management.
The new Advanced Remanufacturing Technology Centre, slated to open in 2014, is being established in partnership with NTU and will be located in close proximity to the NTU campus.
The S$75 million Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Lab, located at the NTU campus and scheduled to open in early 2014 further strengthens the strategic partnership.
This new collaboration also aims to build Singapore’s human capital in the aerospace and maritime sectors, in addition to offering new job opportunities in research.
The lab will have a team of more than 300 top-level talent comprising research staff and technical experts. This includes Rolls-Royce staff and NTU faculty, as well as the training of up to 70 researchers, 40 PhD and 25 Master’s students, in addition to a number of NTU undergraduates.
Rolls-Royce collaborated with Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) to establish an engineering degree programme in Aeronautical & Aerospace Technology which saw its first graduating class in May 2012.
Our commitment to excellence doesn’t end with our products. As a good corporate citizen Rolls-Royce supports social regeneration and art projects in Singapore and the region. Globally, Rolls-Royce encourages staff to volunteer their time and talents to enrich the communities in which they live and work. Each year approximately 4,000 Rolls-Royce employees give their time and expertise to social regeneration and education activities globally
In 2011, Rolls-Royce donated over 94 million Rupiah to fund the construction of a new dormitory for girls at the Yayasan Pondok Pesantren Hidaytullah home on the tiny island of Bintan, Indonesia. The project began in late 2011 and the girls’ dormitory was completed in August 2012 when Rolls-Royce employees and family members visited the orphanage to spend time with the children and deliver essential supplies.
The home was established in 1996 and provides a safe environment for orphaned and under-privileged children from Bintan and the surrounding area. The home provides the children with food and shelter and gives them the opportunity to attend local public schools, offering hope for the future.
Children’s Cancer Foundation
Rolls-Royce has supported the Children’s Cancer Foundation since 2011 through a number of fund-raising events and participation in awareness campaigns.
In 2011, over 350 Rolls-Royce employees volunteered their time to participate in a 24 hour bicycle ride around the Seletar Campus to raise funds and raise awareness. Personal employee donations were matched dollar for dollar by Rolls-Royce and the employees covered over 2,400 km in challenging weather conditions raising over S$ 22,000.
Most recently, a number of Rolls-Royce employees in Singapore made a ‘bald statement’ and shaved their heads to raise funds for the Hair for Hope, a charity event organised by the Children’s Cancer Foundation, where volunteers share their heads to raise funds and awareness of childhood cancer.