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Rolls-Royce Overview

London, England
10000+ employees
Company - Public (RYCEY)
Aerospace & Defence
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
We’re one of world’s leading industrial technology companies, providing highly-efficient integrated power and propulsion solutions.

We believe in the positive, transforming potential of technology and our power systems are predominantly ... Read more

Mission: Pioneering the power that matters - Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions to our planet’s vital power needs.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#39), 2018 (#27), 2017 (#42), 2015 (#13)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#9), 2018 (#16), 2017 (#6)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#10), 2016 (#10)

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Rolls-Royce – Why Work For Us?

What we do

At Rolls-Royce we impact the world by being free to innovate, explore and be brilliant.

We deliver products and services that solve some of the world’s most complex problems and that the world relies on to perform day after day.

We’ve designed the world’s most eco-friendly ships, powered nuclear submarines and enabled land-speed records. We’ve created the world’s most efficient large aero-engine, game-changing engineering solutions for supersonic jets and even supported NASA missions on the edge of space.

Our business

We’re split in to three Business Units (Civil Aerospace, Defence and Power Systems) which align with our strategic vision to pioneer cutting-edge technologies that deliver vital power.

We’re one of the world’s leading producers of aero engines for large civil aircraft and corporate jets, and the second largest provider of defence aero engines in the world. We design vessels and integrate power systems for the marine sector, and we have a growing presence in civil nuclear power, drawing on our skills and experience of over 50 years in powering nuclear submarines. Our MTU brand is world-renowned in high-speed diesel engines powering applications as diverse as rail locomotives and luxury yachts.

We support our customers through a worldwide network of offices, manufacturing and service facilities.

We’ve been at the forefront of engineering in the UK for over 100 years

It’s where the company started, and where we’re headquartered. Employees in the UK work across many areas of our business, and we directly employ about 24,000 people in sites all over the UK, from Scotland to the South West. We contribute over £12 billion GDP to the UK economy and support over 135,000 jobs.

We spend over £1bn on R&D globally, about two thirds of that in the UK, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of technology. We have 19 University Technology Centres where we work in long term collaborative partnership with some of the best universities in the UK focusing on early stage research. And we work closely with the network of Advanced Manufacturing Research Centres to stay at the forefront of production techniques.

Our state-of-the-art Apprentice Academy in Derby trains hundreds of apprentices each year, many of whom will join the company or go on to work in our supply chain.

Our people are our power           

People owning the moment, being brilliant and changing the future. People creating amazing products and services that have a profound impact on the world and other people’s lives.

We cannot deliver our vision without the commitment, skills and ingenuity of our employees. Therefore, we’re committed to creating a working environment and culture where our people are able to be at their best.

An inclusive culture where there is respect and appreciation for diversity; one that empowers our people to be themselves, be curious, collaborative and bold enough to challenge convention; one that is open minded and unafraid of failure, enabling our people – and our business – to be agile and change with pace.

Join us and you’ll be proud to be part of an organisation with an enduring and pioneering history that invests hundreds of millions of pounds every year in people, technology and innovation: a company that encourages and fulfils ambitions, trusts you to deliver, and rewards you accordingly.


Be rewarded by us

We want you to be both inspired and rewarded by the work you do for us.

We offer a range of benefits and rewards that reflects our status as a leading global employer. These vary depending on your location and your role, but can include things like share plans, pensions and healthcare. We also work hard to create an environment where business objectives and job requirements are clear, so everyone is rewarded both for their personal contribution and the overall success of our business.

Rolls-Royce Reviews

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    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (More than a year)


    Flexible working hours, Industry leader, Good work culture


    Small cog in a big machine

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Rolls-Royce Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Rolls-Royce in April 2012.


    Two interviewers (hiring manager and specialist) who take turns at asking questions. They worked from a script and if I didn't provide sufficient detail had a set of sub-questions to work from (prompt). Both took notes.

    Format was - Introductions; explanations of process; 4 competency based questions; 1 specific technical question; an in-depth delve into a couple of details on my CV; wrap up; explanation of the timescale and thank yous.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you consider to be the most risky action or decision you have taken at work?   2 Answers
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Rolls-Royce Awards & Accolades

  • The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2013
  • Employer of the Year, Women in IT Awards, 2017
  • Most Attractive Large Employer in the UK, Randstad, 2016
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