As One Chapter Closes, Another Begins. As the final Rolls-Royce Phantom VII leaves the Goodwood factory, a record number of candidates will enter under the 2017 Apprenticeship Programme
Not content with setting historic sales records, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars creates another by announcing that a record number of places will be available on this year’s Apprenticeship Programme.
Since the start of the programme back in 2006, numbers have progressively increased, with 2017 offering 20 candidates the opportunity to join the team at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex. In this article we’ll you’ll meet some of the Rolls-Royce apprentices who have successfully graduated or are about to.
The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Apprenticeship Programme provides 16-24-year-olds with the opportunity to learn and develop skills at the Home of the world’s leading luxury manufacturer. The apprenticeships last for up to four years and allow successful candidates to build a career by completing college courses that are nationally recognised, alongside on-the-job training at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The programme has been designed in conjunction with several local colleges.
Those applicants who stand out during the selection process will join in August 2017, working alongside specialised craftspeople in leather, wood, paint, engineering and assembly roles. Since the launch of the Apprenticeship Programme in September 2006, over 100 people have joined the programme. Following a successful apprenticeship period, there is an opportunity to develop within the company, with many Apprentices now taking up leadership roles.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “I am delighted to announce the start of recruitment for this year’s Apprenticeship Programme. We are committed to developing future talent at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and I am especially pleased that we will welcome a record number of new Apprentices to the business in 2017. The development of artisanal craft skills at our centre of excellence here in West Sussex, has been a hallmark of the first successful chapter in the renaissance of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. I look forward to welcoming the next generation of talented craftspeople to the Home of Rolls-Royce in the Summer.”
In addition to the Apprenticeship Programme, around 100 university students were employed with the company in 2016 on industrial placements, ranging in duration from six to 12 months. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars are currently recruiting for positions in 2017. The company also runs a successful Graduate Programme, with new positions made available each year.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Apprenticeship Programme – Where and how
Potential candidates for all Rolls-Royce Motor Cars positions should apply online at:
The closing date for Apprentice applications is 13 March 2017.