British mega luxury car brand Rolls-Royce is contemplating to form strategic partnerships with the Indian research institutions and universities in order to boost Research and Development collaboration. This will be a part of Rolls-Royce’s strategy to take advantage of India’s engineering prowess and facilitate joint growth.
The British bespoke car maker has also taken up a training module which lets the company’s employees to get hands-on experience that would be helping in knowledge retention as well as to gain accomplishment at work.
At Rolls-Royce's Engineering centre based in Pune, the luxury auto behemoth hires local interns and then sends the company’s engineers to Germany in order to upgrade their engineering prowess. The Pune engineering centre handles the marine and power systems business of the company.
While speaking on the development, the President at Rolls-Royce India and South Asia, Kishore Jayaraman said that in 2016 the company had combined the Marine and the Power Systems engineering capabilities and started up a new engineering centre in Pune by bringing together around 100 employees from the company’s two business wings under one single roof.
The Rolls-Royce Engineering centre in Pune has a first-class training facility that allows the company’s engineers to pursue and obtain a certified training on engine hardware.
Jayaraman added by saying that these engineers are the members of the company’s global engineering team which comprises of more than 15,000 engineers, and complements the company’s global engineering operations and working with the support of the company’s engineers who are based in the UK, the US, Germany, as in locations spread all across the globe.
The MTU Engineering and Research Centre was established in Pune back in the year 2010. It is the first centre from MTU which has been established outside Germany. Supporting the MTU’s global Engineering and Research Division in terms of designing the engine components as well as systems is the primary function of the Engineering and Research Centre.
Rolls-Royce Group is eager to recruit fresh graduates as well as apprentices, and thus, the Pune engineering centre taps into the massive possibilities of local engineering capabilities. While commenting on this development, Jayaraman further added by saying that the company is enthusiastically offering opportunities to the local engineering students as well as fresh graduates in the form of internships and more in order to learn and to grow with a power systems leader in the world. In this process, the company is also able to fulfill its own vision of ‘making in India for India’ and also the world.
Rolls-Royce is not only helping local talent to bloom, but also looking to inspire upcoming generations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The company is offering education outreach programmes as well as activities, which shows the lifelong great chances that the STEM careers can provide and enable building a vigorous pipeline of engineers as well as scientists in India.
Jayaraman also added that Rolls-Royce has partnered with Charities Aid Foundation on Project Muskan, which concentrates on children with learning difficulties. This novel programme is used in a classroom set-up with varied learners in order to augment learning through activities as well as learning tools.