13 November 2006

Rolls-Royce placements for Summer of 2007

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Rolls-Royce (thanks to alumni Dr Shane Regunath) have confirmed that they will be giving four summer placements to ACSE students in the summer of 2007. Two of the summer placements will be for students in between their second and third years, and two for students in between their third and fourth years.

The placements are a tremendous opportunity to gain high quality work experience. They last for about 10 weeks during the summer months and all second year students and all third year MEng students are eligible to apply. Students will be chosen, by the Year 2 and Year 3 tutors, based on their commitment to academic work and to career and skills development.

Feedback from students who spent the previous summer on a placement at Rolls-Royce Derby is very positive:

Darren Williams thought the 10 week placement at Derby site was excellent. He experienced interesting and genuine work with hands on problems. He participated as a regular employee and was made to feel welcome. He recommends it and is intending to reapply.

Vishal Chhaniyara says:
"Working at Rolls-Royce was an excellent experience. As part of the Trent 1000 System Test Team (to be used on the Boeing Dreamliner!), my responsibilities included designing and implementing updates on Matlab, which are used to analyse and validate test data from the real time test rigs. The work atmosphere at Rolls-Royce was quite informal, and I was taken seriously which motivated me even more. I finally got a chance to use my knowledge from university in a practical situation. It was a great opportunity to make new friends, as well as meet top businessmen from leading companies. I would highly recommend you not to pass up this opportunity…good luck!"

Notes for students interested in applying

Dr Alan Morris (Year 3) and Dr Anthony Rossiter (Year 2) are arranging the selection process. Please email them for more details by end of week 8 if you intend to apply. The selection process will be completed by end of week 10.

Once selected, candidates must provide an electronic copy of their CV to their Year Tutor and also submit an online application to Rolls-Royce before 15th December 2006.

Following that, Rolls-Royce invite the candidates for a non-competitive interview at a suitable time to determine the candidates requirements and to initiate the security clearance process in preparation for specific start date.