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The British Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that applications are now open for its 2020 Apprenticeship Programme. Now in its fourteenth year, the scheme is open to candidates of all ages and backgrounds. Apprentices spend two to four years at the home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, working alongside the company’s craftspeople in assembly, woodshop, surface, leathershop, parts quality and total vehicle quality management.  

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: “Our apprenticeship programme is one of our greatest achievements, providing unique professional and personal development opportunities for talented people. I am delighted that so many of our previous apprentices are still with us and it is very satisfying to know that Rolls-Royce trained craftspeople are contributing to the wider success of British manufacturing. 

“Our degree apprenticeships were created in 2019 to recognise the contribution to the business of Sir Ralph Robins, one of Rolls- Royce’s non-executive directors. The response was phenomenal: the volume and quality of  applications showed that this new pathway answered a real need.” All applicants take part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess their individual strengths, aptitudes, personal qualities and potential. Successful candidates will join the company in August 2020.