Rolls-Royce Apprentice

Rolls-Royce apprentice at the company's Goodwood site

Rolls-Royce to take on a record number of apprentices

The marque has announced that a record number of places are available for the company’s 2018 apprenticeship programme. 

The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Apprenticeship Programme provides young people with an opportunity to learn and develop skills at the home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood. 

Since the luxury car maker launched the programme in 2006, numbers have progressively increased, with 2018 offering a record 24 candidates the opportunity to join the team.

The apprenticeships last for up to four years and include college and university courses which are nationally recognised, alongside on-the-job training at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

Following a successful apprenticeship period, there is an opportunity to develop within the company, with many previous 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 here at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and I am especially pleased that we will welcome a record number of new apprentices to the business in 2018.” 

He continued: “This is a particularly exciting year to be joining Rolls-Royce, as we launch our new high-bodied vehicle, Cullinan.”

The Rt Hon Nick Gibb, minister of state for school standards and MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, said: “Apprenticeships provide a wonderful opportunity for young people to acquire the skills needed to get on in life. And apprenticeships can raise the productivity of the businesses they join. 

“I am looking forward to visiting Rolls-Royce Motor Cars during National Apprenticeship Week in March to see the benefits that the expansion of the scheme is providing to the business and its apprentices alike."