Rolls Royce launches IT graduate placement programme

Luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has launched an IT graduate placement programme open to candidates with good honours degrees (2:1 or better).

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Luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has launched an IT graduate placement programme open to candidates with good honours degrees (2:1 or better).

The two-year programme has been designed to develop recruits' skills across a range of disciplines, and will include guidance from senior management mentors.

IT recruits will receive training in areas include including manufacturing, engineering, facilities management, sales and marketing and finance, with some placements being overseas.

“The IT team supports the whole business at Goodwood and it is essential for every team member to have a solid understanding of all areas and working practices”, said a spokesman.

IT graduates will be selected to fill up to 15 places, with openings across the company's sites.

Alongside this, the company also employs about 40 university students each year on industrial placements lasting from six to 12 months.

Ian Robertson, chairman and chief executive, said: “We anticipate several hundred new jobs being created at the manufacturing plant over the next few years and our graduates will be ideally positioned to take advantage of this opportunity.”

The new programme is a nod to the tradition of apprenticeship at the luxury car maker. Founder Frederick Henry Royce learned his engineering trade as an apprentice to the Great Northern Railway at Peterborough in 1877.

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