Thursday, September 19, 2013

News: Recruitment underway for Rolls-Royce apprentices in Rotherham

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World-renowned engineers, Rolls-Royce is again recruiting for its apprenticeship programmes at the new Advanced Blade Casting Facility currently being constructed at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham.

The 14,900 sq m Advanced Blade Casting Facility will use cutting edge manufacturing techniques to produce single crystal turbine blades, which play a critical role in jet engines and are required to withstand centrifugal loads of up to ten tonnes while operating at up to 200 degrees above the melting point of their alloy.

The facility will be capable of manufacturing 100,000 blades per year when fully operational in 2014.

Rolls-Royce's Advanced Apprenticeships for engineering are offered in two disciplines - technical and practical and are described as a "genuine alternative to university that will take you on an incredible three and a half year journey."

Practical apprentices will train using state-of-the-art components, machinery and technology, getting ready to build, test and fix incredible, world-changing products.

Technical apprentices will use state-of-the-art computers to build powerful investigative and problem-solving skills in preparation for taking on some of the world's toughest technical challenges.

Apprentices will gain generic skills in the first year before moving on to mentored placements that help determine the most suitable skill for the trainee that also meets the needs of the business. In the second year, apprentices will broaden and deepen their knowledge before being aligned to a specific Rolls Royce business in year three.

Rolls-Royce has been training apprentices for over 100 years, and 260 were taken on in 2012. The group's apprenticeship programme is an industry leader; awarded Beacon Status by the Learning & Skills Improvement Service and OFSTED graded the programme as outstanding in all areas.

98% of apprentices successfully complete their training compared with a 74% national average and many go on to senior roles within the organisation - 20% of current senior managers in the UK started their careers as Rolls-Royce apprentices.

The deadline for applications for this year is October 4 and more information can be found on the Rolls-Royce careers website.

Rolls-Royce website

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