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Rolls-Royce launches graduate programme

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has launched the company’s first graduate programme.

It will provide up to 15 graduates with the opportunity to join the a two-year programme at the manufacturer’s Goodwood factory and base of operations.

The programme will require graduates to undertake projects and acquire professional and business related qualifications. Potential career paths include manufacturing, engineering, facilities management, sales and marketing, corporate communications, finance and information technology. The programme includes cross-functional placements which could be based internationally.

This is the latest move by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in its commitment to training and development.

The company launched an apprenticeship programme in 2006, with the second intake of 15 apprentices aged 16-24 joining later this year. The company also employs 40 university students each year on industrial placements ranging from six to 12 months.

Ian Robertson, chairman and chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of our graduate programme at an exciting time in our company’s history.

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 unique opportunity.”

Rolls-Royce is also currently developing a new model which will sit below the price of the Phantom and be slightly smaller in size. The expansion of operations for the new model at Goodwood is currently being planned and building work has already begun.

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