Rolls Royce

The Trust and Rolls-Royce worked together to create a progressive series of programmes, from education and community programmes to induction and development programmes for their apprenticeship cohort.

Objectives of partnership:

  • The development of new and existing apprentices whose values and behaviours reflect the key Rolls-Royce principles
  • Engaging with schools and communities to showcase the career opportunities that are on offer, and to identify those with a talent for engineering
  • Encouraging a wide range of young people, and particularly young women, to find out more about the opportunities within Rolls-Royce.


  • 1-week Outward Bound residential course for 14-15 year old girls, with mentoring support from incumbent female Rolls-Royce apprentices
  • Worked with The Trust to identify schools located in their site communities to develop on-going relationships
  • Apprentice programme incorporates 1-day local primary school community project, coordinated and delivered by Rolls-Royce delegates
  • 3-day induction programme for 230 engineering apprentices to establish appropriate behaviours and introduce organisational values
  • 5-day apprentice development programme focusing on team based working with review and reflection sessions to reinforce organisational values.


  • Improving recruitment of female engineers and stronger links and more visible profile with local communities
  • 90% of second year apprentices believe their apprentice programme improved their ability to communicate simply and openly
  • 100% of first year apprentices better understood how their own behaviours impacted upon team performance.