Rolls-Royce starts search for most apprentices ever

Inside the Rolls-Royce Motor Car factory at Goodwood
Inside the Rolls-Royce Motor Car factory at Goodwood

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ROLLS-ROYCE Motor Cars has announced it is seeking a record number of candidates for its 2015 apprenticeship programme.

Sixteen positions are available at its Goodwood plant - the highest number since the programme launched in 2006.

It provides people aged 16 to 24 with the opportunity to train with the manufacturer of the world’s best-selling super-luxury cars. 
 The apprenticeships last for up to four years and combine on-the-job training with class room studying for nationally-recognised qualifications.

The programme has been designed in conjunction with several local colleges.

The selection process is designed to guarantee recruitment of the very best candidates who have the opportunity to develop with the company following an apprenticeship period.

The successful applicants will join the programme in September 2015, working alongside skilled craftspeople in leather, wood, paint, engineering and assembly roles.

There are more than 40 people in apprenticeships at the home of Rolls-Royce.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: ‘I’m delighted to announce the start of recruitment for next year’s apprenticeship programme.

‘We are committed to developing future talent at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and I’m especially pleased that we will welcome a record number of new apprentices to the business in 2015.’

In addition to the apprenticeship programme, more than 100 university students were employed with the company in 2014 on industrial placements ranging in duration from six to 12 months; further positions are likely to be available next year.

Potential candidates for all Rolls-Royce Motor Cars positions can apply online atrolls-roycemotorcars.com/careers.

The closing date is January 31, 2015.