Rolls-Royce is a prestigious company that specialises in the design, development, manufacture and provision of services relating to integrated power systems for use in the air, land or sea. The company’s pride in its achievements to date, along with its commitment to customer excellence and future vision, are fundamental to its continued growth and success. The firm provides a wealth of opportunities for graduates and experienced business professionals alike. Rolls-Royce is committed to attracting high-calibre individuals and encourages skill development through world-class training and by encouraging interest in both science and engineering.
If you find a vacancy on the Rolls-Royce website that you would like to apply for, or you'd like to enrol for one of its graduate programmes, the first step in the process is to complete the application form. The online application will ask you to progress through a number of stages collecting specific information about you, your experience to date and education. The main sections of the form include:
There is a section to upload a copy of your CV. If you choose this, the online system will automatically populate the relevant parts of the form with the information you have included in your CV, which can save time. If you would rather enter the information in manually, that is fine.
Before you attempt the application form, always try to research the company, understand the area you are applying to in detail and demonstrate the key values Rolls-Royce looks for in employees including innovation, integrity and reliability.
If you are successful in the application process, you will be invited to participate in a series of online tests, as detailed below.
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Once you receive the link to the online psychometric tests, you are given a period of ten days in which to complete all of the Rolls-Royce assessments. It is up to you in which order you complete them, and you do not need to complete them at the same time. Rolls-Royce has recently started using of cut-e tests, although some candidates are required to complete CEB SHL tests.
The cut-e tests are assessed through the assignment of negative marks, so for every wrong answer that you provide a point will be deducted from your score. In addition, there are five psychometric tests that all candidates are expected to sit when applying to work with Rolls-Royce. These are:
If you are successful with the psychometric tests, you will be invited to the Rolls-Royce interview and assessment centre.
The interview is the final stage of the recruitment process and the type of role or programme you have applied to will determine the way in which the interview and assessments are conducted. The process at the assessment day usually follows a set procedure progressing from an interview, presentation, case study and written test and group activity through to aptitude tests.
You may be asked to participate in three different interviews at the assessment centre, each of which will be approximately an hour in duration.
The first interviews are competency and motivational interviews. The competency interview will ask you to discuss occasions when you have demonstrated the values and competencies Rolls-Royce believes are important in an employee. These typically include developing personal relationships, management and team working.
The motivational interview will be your opportunity to discuss your achievements and will ask you about occasions when you have been required to plan, design or develop something. The technical interview will relate specifically to the role you have applied for, so make sure that you read up on the role carefully, research the company thoroughly and ensure that you can relate your skills to each competency on the job description and person specification.
The second stage of the Rolls-Royce interview is the delivery of a ten-minute presentation. The subject is usually sent out to you prior to the event so that you can adequately prepare. A sample presentation topic could be something like ‘Describe your reasons for wanting to work with Rolls-Royce’.
Following on from this, you will be asked to complete a case study and written exercise. You will be presented with a briefing document relating to the business area you have applied to, usually containing a scenario and then a number of solutions. It is your task to review each of the solutions, choose one and provide the reasoning for why you have done so.
The group activity is your opportunity to demonstrate your ability to work in a team. Candidates are placed into groups and provided with a problem that has been encountered by the business. Working collaboratively as a group, you will have one hour to read the scenario, review the options and present an outline of the best course of action. The assessors will be monitoring each candidate to ensure that they participate fully and apply the values of the company to find the best outcome.
The selection process will then conclude with a final set of aptitude tests, usually very similar in nature to those that you have already completed as part of the previous recruitment process. These tests will be used to verify that the results you obtained in the first set of tests are correct.
The recruitment process for Rolls-Royce is certainly thorough and if you successfully pass all of the stages you are well on your way to securing employment with the company.