Job Description

With a significant order book and billions of pounds poured into research and development, we do not think you will find a more exciting range of projects to tackle. The diversity, breadth and scale of our projects are huge, which makes our Project Management Graduate Development Programme a fantastic opportunity to experience many different aspects of our business. Whether we are developing gas turbines, creating manufacturing facilities or building power stations, sound project management ensures we deliver and meet our expectations of customers - as well as our own.

The Programme

On this two-year programme, you will undertake four six-month placements that will see you work across the full project lifecycle and test yourself on an exceptionally broad range of projects. You will also gain experience across a variety of industry sectors in all of our different businesses - Nuclear, Marine, Civil and Defence Aerospace, and potentially work in different global regions, in line with your tailored development plan. From day one, you will develop in the way you want while enjoying the support and guidance of graduate development consultants and careers coaches. You can expect classroom training courses balanced with practical learning on real projects.

What You Will Do

You will be involved with everything from scoping, planning and scheduling to resource, cost and risk management, from inception right through to the finished product. So you could be maintaining schedules and supplying data to senior members of the team on a large engine project or you could be working closely with suppliers to reduce our exposure to risk. Wherever your placements take you, you will develop a robust understanding of project management principles and methodologies, including the ability to build financially sound business cases. Add to that technical knowledge like estimating, earned value management and requirements management and you will be well equipped to take on your first role as a fully-fledged member of a Project Management team.

What Will You Get

  • Salaries vary by location
  • Paid holiday, including bank holidays (pro rata)
  • International environment
  • Great support from managers and peers
  • Leisure and social activities
  • Other rewards and benefits vary by location


We are looking for graduates who can demonstrate an understanding of Rolls-Royce, our goals and the context in which we operate. You will also need to bring strategic abilities, great people skills and strong attention to detail. Not only that, but you will already have experience in some sort of leadership role - at school, in a club or at university. In terms of academic qualifications you"ll need to have, or be on track to receive, a 2:1 degree or a comparable qualification.