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Rolls-Royce Overview

London, England
10000+ employees
Company - Public (RYCEY)
Aerospace & Defence
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
We create power. Our business is built on two technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines. We power aircraft, ships and electrical generators.

Rolls-Royce is probably best known for making engines for the world’s biggest airliners ... Read more

Mission: Vision - better power for a changing world

We are committed to innovation and continuous pursuit of improvement. At the forefront of science and technology, and with a deep customer insight, we believe we are in a strong position to meet the demands of, and ... Read more

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Best Places to Work:2017 (#42), 2015 (#13)

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Rolls-Royce – Why Work For Us?

What we do

Rolls-Royce is a global company providing highly-efficient integrated power and propulsion solutions. Our power systems are predominantly used in aerospace, marine, energy and off-highway applications.

We are one of the world’s leading producers of aero engines for large civil aircraft and corporate jets. We are the second largest provider of defence aero engines in the world. Rolls-Royce is well established in the marine sector where we design vessels and integrate power systems. 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.

Vision: ‘better power for a changing world’

Better power
helping our customers do more, using less

Better future
committed to innovation, powering better, cleaner growth

Better business
investing in technology, people and ideas to improve all aspects of our performance

Our vision is to create better power for a changing world. To do this, we need the skill, passion and innovation of our 50,000 people across the globe and many more like them. To develop this vision into a reality, we need people like you who want to help shape the future of global power.


We’re known the world over for delivering engineering excellence. We create the world’s most eco-friendly ships, power nuclear submarines and enable land-speed records. We’ve developed the world’s most efficient aero-engine and supported NASA earth science missions on the edge of space. Across the globe, our 15,500 engineers apply their intellect and experience to improve the performance of our products and continually redefine what’s possible.


Our 15,500-strong team of world-class engineers design, develop and refine our products, from market-leading jet engines to submarine propulsion systems, advanced ship designs and marine power systems.

Committed to our promise of being ‘trusted to deliver excellence’, they apply their intellect and experience across a range of disciplines in an environment that is curious, challenging, open-minded and able to change with pace.

Innovation is key to our competitive edge. To ensure we stay ahead of the curve we have an Engineering Fellowship of more than 150 engineers who provide outstanding leadership and technical expertise to our most complex challenges. We also have a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, working with more than 700 academics in fundamental research, applying this to cutting-edge products and redefining what’s possible.


Our manufacturing engineers are the people who bring ideas to life and their skills ensure we can build the power solutions we design.

They're responsible for developing state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and acquiring new capabilities, IT systems, people, factories and machinery.

Crucial to this is our network of seven Advanced Manufacturing Research Centres (five within UK), which are being established to deliver best-in-class capability across all areas of manufacturing technology. It’s the development of manufacturing technology that underpins our remarkable capability to continuously develop advanced solutions.


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.

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    Great company, highly recommended, fantastic support. Warren East is fantastic.


    Very difficult to go from contractor to permanent

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Rolls-Royce Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Graduate Engineer Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Rolls-Royce (Derby, England) in April 2017.


    I applied in mid-November and got the invitation for the online psychometric tests, which I happened to pass (not very tough, but do not guess, if you are unsure, just leave it because it affects your overall percentile). Moving on from there, my application was screened from HR and got selected for the assessment centre (1st week of January 2017), so I was waiting and after 3 months I got the assessment centre invitation. Don't worry if you haven't heard for long, cause they will call.

    On the assessment centre day, it was 12 of us. Everyone was nice and friendly, especially the assessors make you feel very comfortable and the hosting ladies are extremely nice too. Make sure you approach each and everyone you meet and have a few words with them, ask about their daily routine, how they got in, etc.

    Talk to the other candidates and get to know them, because you are not competing against them if everyone on the day meets the standard, everyone will get an offer. Six of us had to do the personal presentation first followed by the numerical reasoning test. The personal presentation is the most difficult out of the four. You really need to explain why you want to join RR and draw on real life situations when explaining your competencies. Also, smile all the time, they like it and makes you less nervous when they smile back.

    On the group activity, we had to build paper aeroplanes, have an eye on the time and follow the instructions very carefully. There was one member in our team who was trying to control everyone, not sure how the assessors took it. Make sure you speak and contribute in some way. At the end you need to present what you did, at the end of this, they will ask you questions like "how would you have done something differently?:, make sure you answer this question even if someone else answers, just add something, they note it down.

    The technical interview - people say it's difficult but not really if you're a very technical minded person. Basically, if you are asked a question, which sounds very unfamiliar, apply your principals and make sure you say something without staying blank/lost, they like it and tend to support you when you do this.

    Networking is very important, do speak a lot. It's important you leave a good impression, cause at the end of the day they all sit down to talk about the candidates. All the best!!!

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Rolls-Royce Awards & Accolades

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