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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Goodwood - Technical Planning - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)


We believe in creating an environment where you, our placement student, can learn and develop during your time with us and where you are given your own areas of responsibility from the start. Our experts and mentors will treat you as part of the team from day one, encouraging you to bring your own ideas to the table and giving you the opportunity to show what you can really do.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is part of the BMW Group and its Goodwood manufacturing plant sits in the heart of the West Sussex countryside.

As the epitome of exclusive super luxury, a Rolls-Royce delivers unmatched quality, style, and performance. Behind the legendary brand is a team of passionate and highly talented people who do their utmost to satisfy the wishes of clients who commission a Rolls-Royce. Each year we offer internship opportunities, and we are keen to hear from you if you are currently studying an undergraduate degree and are looking to complete a 13-month placement.

The maxim of Sir Henry Royce, ‘take the best that exists and make it better’, permeates in everything we do at Rolls-Royce. As a student, you will have hands on experience from day one, gaining practical insights into the corporate operations of a world-class automotive manufacturer.


Technical Planning, Interior Trim Centre – 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

Our team consists of three separate areas of focus: Series Planning - “Creating a robust core production”, Structure Planning - “Shaping the future production system” and Project Planning - “Developing future products”. We report into the Interior Trim Centre and are responsible for the production of all interior trim products within the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars marque. The department use core lean principles to develop the most efficient way of producing products without impact to our exceptional quality. The department influences the business through strategical decisions, coaching and communication. We are seeking two interns to join in July 2024.

What will you be doing?

  • Establishing a Lean Manufacturing Environment, applying the company’s own VPS / CIP principles to reduce the 7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing.
  • Optimisation of assembly sequences, including line balancing to improve Health & Safety and environmental implications as well as increased efficiency.
  • Identification, procurement and installation of specialised tooling and key equipment including structures.
  • Scenario planning to create the future production system considering all relevant planning premises from strategical analysis of future volume demands.
  • Realisation planning for shutdowns including detailed project timing plans and risk assessments.
  • Manufacturing feasibility and realisation of design and engineering requirements within the concept development process.
  • Manage the introduction of new materials and processes.
  • Studying a Bachelor’s or integrated Master’s degree and on track to achieve a 2:2 or above in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Industrial Engineering or relevant course.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office.
  • Fluent in English; working knowledge of German would be beneficial.
  • Excellent team spirit and communication skills.
  • Autodidactic ability of learning new methods and software applications.


Why choose us?

  • Great Pay - A competitive annual salary of £23,100, 27 days holiday (pro rata to your contract)and an attractive pension scheme.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance - Contracted working hours are 40 hours a week Monday to Friday, helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.
  • Exciting Additional Benefits - You will have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits including access to our Advantages scheme, giving you access to a range of offers and discounts, and a subsidised on-site restaurant.


What are we responsible for?

  • Supporting you in your training and ensuring you settle into your role and feel welcomed.
  • Working sustainably and ethically.
  • Providing you with the opportunity to bring your own ideas and develop yourself.
  • Ensuring you are happy with your work-life balance and feel as though your contribution to the business is being valued.
  • Encouraging you to develop your soft skills such as creating working relationships, communicating effectively, delivering presentations and gaining confidence in your own ability, supporting you in both your return to university and your future career.


What do you need to do now?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you then apply today using the link below.

The next stages of the recruiting process could include; online testing, a one-way video interview, and then a face to face, telephone, or virtual interview with the hiring manager. 

Please note:

We operate rolling recruitment. This means we may close the application window earlier than identified if sufficient applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure that you complete all of the free text questions for your application to be progressed. Please also include a role relevant cover letter, explaining why we should consider you for this position.

To be eligible for this position, you must be returning to your studies for a minimum of 6 months after completion of this placement and be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK if you are not a UK passport holder.  

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 31st December 2023.

Any further questions? Email us on FutureTalentRecruitment@bmwgroup.com


Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Goodwood - Technical Planning - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

United Kingdom
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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd.
BMW Group
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Leather Manufacturing
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