The Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems supports together with HECTOR School engineers to acquire electrical engineering qualification.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems helps 100 engineers gain electrical engineering qualification

  • Eye on electrification:  technical training initiative begins in April

  • HECTOR School of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology chosen as partner

Rolls-Royce Power Systems is planning to respond more robustly to the rising demand for electrified drive and propulsion systems. So this year and the next, it will be helping some one hundred engineers at the company to acquire an electrical engineering qualification. The company, as it evolves into a system solutions provider, is innovating its product portfolio to respond to the needs of the energy and mobility turnaround. The changes go hand-in-hand with new job profiles, and, in particular, new demands on the qualifications of staff working in R&D. “We want to train the qualified professionals we need in electrical engineering ourselves. By helping staff to gain higher qualifications, we're also offering them exciting career prospects in an innovative field,” pointed out Marcus A. Wassenberg, member of the Executive Board at Rolls-Royce Power Systems who carries the HR portfolio. The company has chosen the HECTOR School of Engineering and Management as its partner for the further training initiative. The school belongs to the renowned Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, a leading engineering and natural science university in the federal state of  Baden-Württemberg. “Providing further training opportunities for staff is a wise step to take at a time when skilled labor is in very short supply, and also fits the strategic re-orientation of the company. This is why the Works Council wholly supports this measure,” emphasized Works Council Chairman Thomas Bittelmeyer. Starting in April, the first 25 engineers will follow two training modules involving up to 250 hours of training that lead to a basic qualification. In the second phase, they will have the option of studying further in order to specialize in a particular branch of electrical engineering. Completion of the third phase will lead to an academic title.

Press photos are available for download from

Read more about Rolls-Royce power generation based on medium-speed engines at

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs.
  2. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 11,000 people. The product portfolio includes MTU-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. Under the MTU Onsite Energy brand, the company markets diesel and gas systems for mission critical, standby and continuous power, combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids. Bergen medium-speed engines power ships and power generation applications.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £15 billion in 2018, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services.
  5. In 2018, Rolls-Royce invested £1.4 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
  6. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.

For further information, please contact

Wolfgang Boller

Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG

Phone: +49 7541 90-2159

E-mail: wolfgang.boller∂