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Rolls-Royce Supports Future Manufacturing Talent

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LONDON – Feb 27, 2013: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars recently visited East Preston Infant School as part of the Company’s commitment to the Government-led ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ initiative. The programme encourages manufacturers to engage with children and young people and inspire future British manufacturing talent.

More than 60 first year pupils, aged between 5 and 6 years old, enjoyed learning about how the super luxury cars are created, and also had the opportunity to experience a Rolls Royce Phantom at first hand. Questions were encouraged throughout the visit, particularly those linking to the current term topic of ‘Cinders’; the children concluding that modern-day Cinderella would indeed travel to the Ball in a Rolls-Royce!

The ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ programme is part of a Government-industry initiative launched in 2011, aimed at showcasing career opportunities in the UK car manufacturing sector. In addition to school visits, Rolls-Royce has held several Head Teacher information days as part of the programme on site at the company’s manufacturing plant and head office at Goodwood, West Sussex.

David Roberts, Apprentice Manager, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said, “We were delighted to support a local school as part of the ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ initiative. The response from the pupils and particularly the interest in manufacturing was fantastic.” He continued, “We encourage our apprentices to take part in these activities, and two apprentices from the current programme joined the team at East Preston Infant School.”

Rolls-Royce recently announced that it 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.