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Gap year with rolls royce

Hi,
Ok so i have my interview soon and just got an e-mail saying how i could prepare, and was hoping someone could help me understand some more about it.

It goes as follows :

Interviewees should be prepared to discuss their understanding of
Rolls-Royce Group e.g. the business we are in, and more specifically DA (10
mins max).

In addition:-
Discuss a recent engineering project they have been involved in (10 mins
max)supported by anything relevant
Repaired my laptop, replaced sprocket on bike, new sound system in car.. all these relevant?

Describe in simple terms what the major components are of a Gas Turbine
Engine are etc (10 mins max). Pretty sure I could handle that, but any suggestions on stuff i should say might help!


Finally, I wanted to know if you think i should/would be allowed to take a few sheets of paper with prompts on it, diagrams for the gas turbine system. Also, you think a demonstration of what i actually did to my laptop might be useful??

Cheers people!

Neel
Reply 1
Company background - Rolls-Royce web site. They have a whole section on DA, which should address what they're looking for. Also, look out for any recent press coverage, note: they have a 'media room' on their web site, and try Google News, for example this.

Recent engineering project - the ones you mentioned seem OK to me. Anything directly related to the position your in for would be very impressive. Did you participate in any of those engineering schemes (sorry, don't know the names).

Gas Turbine you could try to dig deep with this and away from the usual facts attempt to find out something unique. Or this could be an opportunity to pose a few questions at the interviewer showing your interest and enthusiasm.

Pieces of paper would be fine I imagine diagrams and anything to further illustrate your research would definitely be helpful.

Demonstration of laptop I’m neutral on this, not really sure. You could always prepare it and see if it’s relevant at the time.

And of course cover the usual interview grounding: strengths, weaknesses, why you opted for a gap-year, what you want out of it, career aspirations, examples of team-work, leadership, initiative, etc.

Out of curiosity, is this job interview through Year in Industry?

Best of luck :yy:
Reply 2
np187
Company background - Rolls-Royce web site. They have a whole section on DA, which should address what they're looking for. Also, look out for any recent press coverage, note: they have a 'media room' on their web site, and try Google News, for example this.

Recent engineering project - the ones you mentioned seem OK to me. Anything directly related to the position your in for would be very impressive. Did you participate in any of those engineering schemes (sorry, don't know the names).

Gas Turbine you could try to dig deep with this and away from the usual facts attempt to find out something unique. Or this could be an opportunity to pose a few questions at the interviewer showing your interest and enthusiasm.

Pieces of paper would be fine I imagine diagrams and anything to further illustrate your research would definitely be helpful.

Demonstration of laptop I’m neutral on this, not really sure. You could always prepare it and see if it’s relevant at the time.

And of course cover the usual interview grounding: strengths, weaknesses, why you opted for a gap-year, what you want out of it, career aspirations, examples of team-work, leadership, initiative, etc.

Out of curiosity, is this job interview through Year in Industry?

Best of luck :yy:


Hey, thanks ur a ledge!

Firstly, yeah it was through YINI.

Been on rolls royce's website for ages tonight just digging out some information, but thanks press releases would definitely be helpful to show my interest to them...
Didnt do any of the engineering schemes unfortunately, really wanted to but my school screwed it up, although i might refrain from mentioning that because they would probably think it was just a cop-out.

Thanks for all your help, will definitely take all that advice :biggrin: Pretty paniky about the whole thing .... university interviews seem a doddle now!!!

Neel
Reply 3
My mate had an interview with rolls;
They get very technical sometimes and ask weird questions.. I think it's a 2 or 3 stage interview..
I don't have enough information but if you need more details PM me and I will try and get stuff out of my mate..