Science is applied in all sorts of fascinating ways at Rolls-Royce. That might be investigating the way air and heat move through the engine to create thrust. It might be researching how different materials behave in extreme conditions. It might even be creating a completely new material to do an especially demanding job in the engine.

Whatever the challenge, our people use science to find the right answer. And you might be surprised to discover that many of the theories you learn in physics and chemistry lessons are used every day here. It’s just that our experiments are usually on a much bigger scale.

The science of a Trent engine

“I was always interested in science at school, ever since lessons at Key Stage 3. When the time came to choose A-levels, I picked maths, physics, chemistry and IT. I use all of them in my work now. My advice would be: study the subjects you love, because that will help you find a job you really enjoy.”

Fiona, Manufacturing Engineer

akif“I’ve always been interested in airplanes, so I studied science subjects at school and decided to go on and study aeronautical engineering at university, which I really enjoyed.


The best part of my job is definitely the amazing technology that I get to use. At university, I learnt a lot of the theory, but here I actually get to practise what I learnt. Sometimes you have enormous engines in front of you which you then have to dissect. It’s fun to look at and fun to work on.”

Akif, Graduate Trainee