Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has welcomed 18 new apprentices, the ‘Class of 2020, at its Goodwood site. Drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds and from across the UK, the new apprentices are the latest group to join the programme since its launch in 2006. In total, more than 150 young people have taken part, spending between two and four years learning high-level practical and technical skills alongside Rolls-Royce specialists, and gaining formal qualifications at local colleges.

The ‘Class of 2020’ includes seven candidates for the Sir Ralph Robins Degree Apprenticeship scheme – a record number. Launched in 2019, this is a four-year apprenticeship leading to a degree from the University of Chichester.

In addition to the Apprenticeship Programme, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is providing industrial placements, lasting from six to 12 months, for over 50 university students. The company also runs a Graduate Programme, with new positions made available every year.