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Hydromechanical Engineering Graduate Development Programme

A career with Rolls-Royce means working together to solve complex problems. Creating cleaner, safer, more competitive power is a serious challenge that will change lives across the world. And you can play your part by joining us, and working with the experts who create the vital components essential for our pioneering engines and their fuel systems. 

These experts are part of Rolls-Royce Control Systems, which provides safety-critical controls and instrumentation expertise to aerospace and other global customers. It’s exciting work, based in a new, state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility. From research, design, prototype and test, to build, modify and develop, everything here is done under one roof. For you, it means the chance to see the full engineering lifecycle. 

The programme

Our programme has been designed to give you an immersive experience across a wide range of teams. You’ll complete placements of around four months covering the key stages in our engineering lifecycle – Define, Make and Verify. You’ll also complete a Design and Make attachment where you’ll undertake a real-life improvement project with other graduates. As part of a small team, you’ll face up to a current company challenge or opportunity, and deliver a solution that offers direct value to a customer.

As well as receiving first-class training and support, you’ll work alongside and learn from some of the most respected engineers in their field. As you develop, you’ll start to test your knowledge and experience on more and more complex challenges. From this foundation, you can choose whether to become a specialist, or you could have the opportunity to develop your leadership experience further.

What you’ll do

You’ll work with and develop some of the key components that make the world’s most advanced engines perform with phenomenal power and efficiency. It’s hard to imagine a better place to gain the grounding you need for your career, as you’ll see the entire lifecycle of an engine at our state-of-the-art Solihull site, from manufacturing to completion.

You’ll build a highly diverse skillset, learning about a wide range of areas, including design, structure, fluid dynamics, thermal theory, electronics, software, performance analysis and testing. Above all, you’ll have the opportunity to work on key projects, sharing your ideas and contributing to the development of world-shaping technology.

What you’ll need

Technical abilities are obviously a must, so we’ll want you to bring at least a 2:1 BEng or BSc degree, or equivalent. Bold, curious and eager to embrace different ways of thinking, you’ll always be looking for new ways to collaborate, contribute, learn, and drive forward our pioneering products.

What you’ll get

  • Competitive salary 
  • Work towards professional membership of bodies such as IMechE, RAeS and the IET
  • Bonus schemes
  • A competitive pension

Who we are

Whether we’re building the world’s most efficient large aero-engine or supporting NASA missions on the edge of space, Rolls-Royce is all about innovation. We invest £1 billion every year into research and development, and file more patents annually than any other company in the UK. Working at Rolls-Royce means being part of a global team of 50,000 bold, curious pioneers, creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in

We recruit, select and develop our people on merit, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race/colour/nationality/ethnic or national origins, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable legislation.

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