Rolls-Royce has announced that it is seeking a record number of candidates for its 2016 Apprenticeship Programme.
Reaching a record-high since the programme launched in 2006, seventeen places are available.
The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Apprenticeship Programme gives 16 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to train with the Goodwood-based manufacturer of the world’s best-selling super-luxury cars.
The apprenticeships, which run for up to four years, combine on-the-job training with class room based studying for nationally recognised qualifications.
The selection process is designed to guarantee recruitment of the very best candidates who have the opportunity to develop with the company following a successful apprenticeship period.
The successful applicants will join the programme in August 2016, working alongside skilled craftspeople in leather, wood, paint, engineering and assembly roles.
more than 100 people have joined the programme since 2006, with half currently in active apprenticeships at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, West Sussex and the remainder now employed by the company.
Torsten M?ller-?tv?s, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “I am delighted to announce the 10th anniversary of our Apprenticeship Programme, which represents a significant milestone in the history of our company. 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 2016.”
In addition to the Apprenticeship Programme, more than 50 university students were employed with the company in 2015 on industrial placements ranging in duration from six to 12 months, and positions for 2016 are currently being recruited for.
Rolls-Royce also runs a graduate programme, with new positions made available each year.