Who they are

Rolls-Royce is a global company that provides power for use on land, at sea and in the air. The company has a broad customer base - 600 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and energy customers in 120 countries.


Rolls-Royce employs 38,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in 50 countries. Latest annual sales were £7.4 billion.


The company now has a total of 54,000 gas turbines in service worldwide, which create demand for high-value services throughout their operational lives. More

What they make

Gas turbines, diesel engines, nuclear propulsion systems, helicopter engines, ship and submarine control and power management systems, turbo-generators, shiplift systems, propellers, thrusters, stabilisers, rudders, hydraulic and electric winches.


Take a journey through a jet engine.

How they make them

Watch one of a number of videos produced by Rolls-Royce that show the company’s main product, gas turbines, being made and flown. (This is a big file that takes a few minutes to load, depending on the speed of your broadband connection, but it is well worth watching.)


The modern gas turbine: how it works and how it’s built.

Where they make them in Scotland

Dounreay, Dunfermline, East Kilbride, Glasgow, Helensburgh, Inchinnan, etc.


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Inchinnan Drive




What they want


Careers and jobs at Rolls-Royce.

What it’s like to work there

Listen to some Rolls-Royce apprentices.

Google Earth

Nice, clear image.


  • Rolls-Royce to axe up to 2,300 jobs in the UK, Europe and US as it seeks to trim costs.
  • Rolls-Royce wins £120 million contract for the maintenance of RB211 gas turbines operating in Azerbaijan. This is the largest single contract RR’s energy business has received and the engine overhauls will be carried out at Rolls Wood Group facility in Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • Rolls-Royce and Royal Dutch Shell have fallen victim to Chinese espionage attacks.