Rolls-Royce has been driving the leading – edge engineering research in the UK for more than 100 years. Joining the Rolls- Royce family means getting involved in designing, manufacturing and developing, the most innovative power systems for use in the air, on land, and at sea.

Graduates Programmes at Rolls Royce are designed to create a cohort technical experts, but also great leaders and business specialists, who will strive for the company’s global success.

Rolls – Royce Graduate Schemes vary in length and structure but you can pursue career in the following sectors: Commercial, Customer Services and Management, Digital Technology and Solutions, Engineering, Health and Safety, HR, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations Management, Project Management, Procurement, Supply-Chain Management


Rolls-Royce Application Process

There 3 stages in the  Rolls-Royce Application Process

Stage 1: Online Application

Stage 2: Psychometric Test (will vary depending on the role)

  • Situational Judgement Test
  • Numerical Reasoning Test
  • Verbal Reasoning Test
  • Measurement of Competencies ( Personality Test)

Stage 3: Assessment Centre

  • Technical Interview
  • Group Exercise
  • Motivation Assessment ( Presentation)

Rolls Royce Psychometric Tests

After submitting your Online Application you will be sent a link with 3 online assessments.

Psychometric tests are a key component of  Rolls Royce Application Process. Depending on the Graduate Program’s route you are pursuing,  you will be asked to take : Situational Judgement Test, Numerical Reasoning Test, or Verbal Reasoning Test. Obligatory for all paths is the Measurement of Competencies Questionnaire which essentially is a normative Personality Test aiming at assessing the way you like to work.

You will be given plenty of time to practice, as these assessments will have to be completed 10 days after receiving the link.


Rolls Royce Situational Judgement Test

The Rolls Royce Situational Judgment Test is a set of questions assessing how you might react to hypothetical events and situations that might be encountered in the Rolls Royce workplace environment. Based on your answers to these questions it will be verified how aligned you are with Rolls Royce values and behaviors. So do your research and try to memorize them by heart             ( might come in handy in the future!).

Whilst Situational Judgement Tests vary in form, usually, candidates are presented with a number of descriptions to which they are obliged to provide an appropriate response from a multiple choice list. So, upon taking the test try to be as sensible as you can and use the full capacity of your emotional intelligence.

These tests concentrate on your ‘ people skills’ so, good communication and networking abilities should earn you a few points. However, their quite straightforward and simplistic formula can be misleading.

Some questions in the Situational Judgement Test are there to trick you.  The catch is in the high probability of any of the presented answers. So although it is recommended to think in accordance with the promoted values outlined in the company’s profile, in order to really ace your performance you might want to work on your situational- judgment muscles while taking the practice version of Situational Judgment Tests.


Rolls Royce Numerical Reasoning Test

The multiple – choice Rolls Royce Online Numerical Test assesses your ability to evaluate, analyze, and interpret numerical information that will be provided to you in charts, graphs, and tables. You will have limited time to find a correct answer, so all the calculations like percentages, ratios, and basic arithmetic should be executed quickly and accurately. We know that you can do it, but If you really want to master the Rolls Royce Online Numerical Test  – it can be easily learned through our online tests and video tutorials available on the website.


Rolls-Royce Verbal Reasoning Test

The Rolls-Royce Verbal Reasoning Test comprises of a series paragraphs which you will be required to read and a set of questions matching the information provided in paragraphs. Your answer options will be True, False or Cannot Tell.

By presenting you with the Verbal Reasoning Tests, people from Rolls-Royce want to verify your understanding of the written word, as well as your dexterity when it comes to filtering out the key information from a bulk of the text. Here, please take a moment and imagine a pile of emails residing in your future Inbox, waiting to be read and replied. Not easy, huh?

To get the necessary confidence and speed up things, practice some Verbal Reasoning Tests now.


Measurement of Competencies (Personality Test)

There are many factors that could determine who would be successful in a given role or a position. Strong intellectual abilities, years of experience, and outstanding numerical skills are just some of them, but on many occasions, your job performance would be saturated and influence by whatever motivates your actions, and what do you believe is important in your life. In short, this is what we call – personality.

The structure of Rolls Royce Personality Tests will differ depending, on what traits are recognized as successful in a given role. Upon sitting this exam is important to approach the questions with the company’s culture and a specific outline of features needed for the Graduate Programme you are applying for. However, it is also necessary to be honest with yourself, as a certain degree of consistency to your answers is required. You can find out what sort of personality are you – by try taking one of the practice tests.


Rolls- Royce  Assessment Centre

If everything went well you would be invited to one of the Rolls-Royce headquarters to attend the Assessment Centre. On that day you will be challenged with a motivational assessment, a technical interview and take part in group exercises. During the assessment, you will be expected to ask questions and interact with Rolls-Royce employees, whose task will be to improve candidates understanding of the vibe and culture of the company.

Motivational Assessment –  the exercise is in a form of presentation on an assigned topic that candidates are required to work on before the assessment day. You will have approximately 5 minutes to deliver your presentation. Questions will be asked in the end. If you don’t feel confident giving speeches, it is probably wise to practice your presentation skills beforehand. You can check the Assessment Centre Guide, for useful tips on how to prepare.

Technical Interview –  bear in mind this is not standard behavioural questions interview, which means you should be prepared to be asked for specific answers related to the company and the role you are applying for. You might also expect a few questions relating your competencies and previous projects.

Group Exercise – These exercises will vary,  but the general skills that the assessors are looking for is a good balance between teamwork and leadership skills. You might want everyone in the room to see your great leadership skills, but approach the group exercise rather as a test of your collaborative and teamwork abilities than a show of a directorship. One of the most probable ways of verifying these skills is through a group discussion on a divisive topic or a collaboration on a draft of a project.


Application Process

Stage 1: Online Application
Stage 2: Psychometric Test
Stage 3: Assessment Centre




Prepare for your ROLLS-ROYCE tests

  • Practice Numerical Reasoning Tests

  • Practice Verbal Reasoning Tests

  • Practice Diagrammatic Reasoning Tests

  • Practice Situational Judgement Tests

  • Practice Assessment Centre Tests

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Rolls Royce offers a number of different programmes within a variety of areas of the business where you will receive training, support and gain much experience and exposure. The deadline for application submissions varies depending on the individual scheme and so you will need to check the application form carefully when applying. Once you have submitted the application you’ll receive emails with the online tests – you will have 10 days to complete these. If successful you will be invited to the assessment centre, which will include an interview. The schemes are; Commercial, Customer Management & Services, Engineering, Health Safety & Environment, Human Resources, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations Management, Project Management, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.

Commercial – you’ll need a degree at 2:1 or above. You will gain experience in contract management and work with customer, suppliers and partners from all over the world. You will have much in-house training and be given responsibility early on within the scheme as well as undertake a number of placements in the key areas of commercial.

Customer Management & Services – you’ll need a degree at 2:1 or above. This scheme revolves around the customer, ensuring they are the ones who come first. The programme is 3.5 years with 3 6 month placements and a 24 month role covering numerous different activities. You will develop skills across a breadth of different sectors and locations within the organisation and you will have a strong support network around you. This scheme leads to a large number of possible roles within the organisation, including customer account manager, market research manager and business development manager to name a few.

Engineering – you’ll need a MEng, Msc, Mphys or Mmath with a minimum of 2:1, A-levels at B in Maths and either Physics or Chemistry. There are a number of engineering pathways and on this scheme you will be able to experience placements on each in order to understand the entire engineering life cycle. Once you have gained a good overview you are then able to choose a specialism. The different areas are; Mechanical/Stress, Development/Services, Control Systems and Data Services, Materials, Component and System Design, Manufacturing Engineering, Performance, Aerothermal/Fluid Dynamics, Electrical Systems.

Health and Safety – you’ll need a degree at 2:1 or above. The aim of H&E is to ensure safety in the business as well as preventing any possible issues that could lead to this safety being put in jeopardy. You will undertake a number of placements focusing on different aspects of this area, such as risk assessment, developing local audit and assurance programmes or organising training.

Human Resources – you’ll need a degree at 2:1 or above. For American candidates you will need a Master’s degree in HR. With in-house training, mentoring and plenty of experience in every area of HR you will broaden your knowledge and skill set in this scheme. You will be given the opportunity for training in every area covering employee relations, development and reward. You will also have the opportunity to study towards the accreditation with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Manufacturing Engineering – you’ll need an MEng or Msc, as well as a degree at 2:1 or above, A-levels at B in Maths and either Physics or Chemistry. As well as general training and support you will undertake placements in a variety of areas introducing you to things such as product introduction and capability acquisition for example.

Operations Management – you’ll need a degree at 2:1 or above in an engineering, science or numerical discipline. You will also have A-levels with a B or above in Science, Economics or Maths. You will begin with 3 6 month placements where you will gain experience in areas like purchasing, supply chain management or quality/improvement. Following these placements you will then spend a year honing your skills further, managing delivery and performance.

Project Management – you’ll need a degree at 2:1 or above. This is a two year programme with 4 6 month placements rotating in order to provide you with a diverse overview of this area of the business, from planning and scheduling to resource, cost and risk management. You will also work towards your professional project management qualification from APM (Association of Project Managers).

Purchasing – you’ll need a degree at 2:1 or above. You will begin with 3 6 months placements which will include on the job learning, training and project work. This will act as an introduction to the area and once this has finished you will explore roles in areas such as value improvement, forward sourcing and purchasing development. You will also be encouraged and supported to qualify for a membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

Supply Chain Management – you’ll need a degree at 2:1 or above, ideally gained in a numerical discipline. You will gain experience across the full supply chain with this 18 month programme. You will undertake up to 5 placements including core roles – Materials Resource Planning and Supply Chain Design. You will also experience training from mentors and coaches and learn training methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma.