Rolls-Royce (Newcastle) Scotswood Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 6LL | Tel: 0191 256 5385
Rolls-Royce supports a wide range of initiatives intended to improve the environment and wellbeing of the communities in which we operate. Support for education is a significant part of this effort and we are committed to improving the quality of education at all levels.
Our education policy commits us to supporting schools in raising standards, ensures that our resources are targeted and helps to equip young people with the skills and abilities demanded by the economy of today and the future.
Rolls-Royce North East Training Centre has a number of education initiatives available in the area to support schools, colleges, National Careers Centre Advisors and the Connexions service. These include:
As the education leaving age increases and more young people seek apprenticeships teachers and teaching staff need to learn more about the opportunities available for pupils so they can nurture the skills required and support young people in the application process.
Rolls-Royce North East Training Centre offers a free CPD course for Teachers and Teaching staff that supports them in these areas offering the following:
These courses are repeated every month and last 2 hours. To book on our next course please visit our free CPD course booking page.
In response to requests from teaching staff Rolls-Royce North East Training Centre have put together a downloadable Introduction to Engineering Apprenticeships PowerPoint. This comes with teaching notes that can be as part of careers/PHSE teaching and can be downloaded from here.
Many schools, colleges and Connexions services ask organisations to attend careers events however Rolls-Royce North East Training Centre offers that little bit more. Rather than manning a stand Rolls-Royce North East Training Centre will come to your event and put on a presentation and an interactive session on engineering and apprenticeships. These are practical sessions that are designed to engage young people who have expressed an interest in engineering, explain more about what an apprentice is and how they should apply. They are normally held in a room close to the careers event and can last from 30 minutes to an hour with staff being available after that to answer questions. If you would like to book the RRNETC team for a careers event presentation please contact Karen Routledge, Business Development Manager, Rolls-Royce North East Training Centre, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 6LL, Telephone 0191 2565311, e-mail email@example.com or complete our ‘Contact Us’ form and one of our team will call you back.
Rolls-Royce North East Training Centre regularly attends regional careers events.
The importance of having a future supply of well educated, enthusiastic, highly skilled people is critical to success in an increasingly competitive global market. To Rolls-Royce, providing quality work experience placements is one element of enabling students to be able to make informed career decisions and ultimately aim to attract potential students into the world of Engineering and/or Rolls-Royce.
Our work experience policy (2717 Kb) is a commitment to schools and students across the UK that we will provide quality work experience placements. The policy clearly highlights the benefits of work experience to all parties’ involved, key principles and how we deliver the Rolls-Royce work experience policy.
If you would like to be considered for a work experience placement at the RRNETC/Michell Bearings please send a letter explaining why you would like the placement, the dates required and any specific area of interest to The HR Department, Michell Bearings, Rolls-Royce Power Engineering plc, Scotswood Road, Newcastle, NE15 6LL or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Rolls-Royce offer a range of downloadable and online activities to engage children and young people in engineering from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 including:
A game following the water cycle, where pupils learn to test water purity using a variety of techniques.
Every journey counts
This game allows up to five players make a series of choices about how they will make journeys over the course of a year.
The game follows the journey of Charles Darwin around the world with a series of mini-challenges and information about his discoveries.
Take a journey through a jet engine
Find out how a modern jet engine works – its key sections, the materials used, how it is manufactured and some of the science behind how it works then test your knowledge in a short quiz.
Engine design game
Find out what your customer wants – it’s key elements like type of aircraft, type of engine, supplier and then test your knowledge buy developing your own Aero-engine.
Every decision counts
Suitable for 14-17 year olds. Take control of the Rolls-Royce Research and Development budget over a 30 year period.
Suitable for 14-17 year olds. Interactive whiteboard challenge for two teams of pupils including on-screen and desk based games.
Build your own Rolls-Royce engine
Discover how a fuel cell works
RRNETC lists these websites as an information resource for education providers, but is not responsible for their content.
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