Rolls-Royce Seeks New Apprentices To Join Ultra Luxury Success Story


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LONDON – Feb 5, 2013: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that the company is seeking candidates for its Apprenticeship Programme. The successful applicants will join the programme in September 2013, working alongside skilled craftspeople in leather, wood, paint, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, assembly and finesse roles.

The company’s Apprenticeship Programme was successfully launched in 2006 and provides people aged 16-24 with the opportunity to train with the Goodwood-based manufacturer of the world’s best-selling ultra-luxury cars. The apprenticeships last for up to four years and combine on-the-job training with studying for nationally recognised qualifications. The programme has been designed in conjunction with the Learning Skills Council (LSC) and several local colleges.

The selection process is designed to guarantee recruitment of the very best candidates who could have the opportunity to further grow with the company following a successful apprenticeship period. The programme was also recently extended to the business areas and the first business apprentice was recruited.

The apprentices join the company at an exciting time, with Rolls-Royce having recently announced record sales results. The company has also recently confirmed the launch of its new model, Wraith, set for unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said, “We are delighted to announce the start of recruitment for this year’s apprenticeship programme. This clearly demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the development and training of young people in the UK manufacturing industry.” He continued, “On completion of the programme, our new apprentices will be ideally positioned to take advantage of the unique opportunities available at Rolls-Royce.”

In addition to the Apprenticeship Programme, more than 60 young men and women were employed with the company in 2012 on industrial placements ranging in duration from six to 12 months; further positions are likely to be available this year. The company also runs a successful graduate programme, with new positions made available each year.

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