The company’s apprenticeship programme was launched in 2006 and has been designed in conjunction with the Learning Skills Council (LSC), South East Economic Development Agency (SEEDA) and Chichester College.
The apprenticeships last for up to four years and combine on-the-job training with studying for nationally recognized qualifications.
Rolls-Royce has also announced the start of recruitment for the company’s next series of apprentices. The selected applicants will join the apprenticeship programme in August 2010 working alongside professionals in the paint, wood, leather, assembly or maintenance areas.
With the recent launch of the new model, the Rolls Royce Ghost, the apprentices join the company at a time when Rolls-Royce has created over 100 new jobs and invested £40 million in the infrastructure of the manufacturing plant in readiness for the new model series. The first customer cars will be delivered in the coming weeks.