Degree Apprenticeship

Design Engineering Graduate Apprentice

BEng (Hons) Engineering: Design & Manufacture

The Opportunity

Looking for a great start to your career in technology, earning and learning on a professionally accredited, award-winning scheme? We are looking to recruit the experts of the future on our nationally recognised, award-winning Apprenticeship Programme.

You will be working within world class facilities regardless of which site you are based. Dependent on your role, you may be working in an office or lab environment or a combination of both.

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There may also be opportunities to travel between the Company's UK sites to meet with colleagues, customers and suppliers.

How this role fits in

Leonardo's four year Design Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship scheme in Edinburgh is looking for people who understand the importance of communication, who are able to work well as part of a team and also on their own initiative. You will have the drive and commitment to work through difficult problems to find the right engineering solutions.

Role description

You will study at the University of Strathclyde for completion of a BEng (Hons) in Engineering: Design & Manufacture through a mixture of work based learning, distance learning and day release at University.

On completion you should have met the requirements for Incorporated Engineer as part of the way to gaining Chartered Engineer status.

We need people who understand the importance of our customers and are ready to commit to working in the business, whilst also committing to a 4 year degree programme. At the end of the programme, you will work as a highly qualified member of our Engineering community in a discipline such as electronics, mechanical, test, support and systems engineering.

Who would suit this role?

Leonardo values people that look to always develop throughout their career and along with an eager willingness to learn, a successful apprenticeship with Leonardo involves a drive to deliver results, sometimes from your own initiative, a patience for problem solving, as well as a need to comply with safety instructions and clear process compliance at all times.

We view commitment to the programme and learning objectives very highly.

Note: This Apprenticeship assumes the candidate has little professional engineering experience and is NOT suitable for candidates who already have an engineering degree.

What you will do

During the first two years of your employment, you will be required to spend up to one day a month at University. You will:

  • Learn how to design, manufacture and support advanced avionic equipment
  • Develop Engineering knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • Practice the full engineering lifecycle

What we are looking for

Mandatory

"Please note that in order to apply for this opportunity you must be eligible for UK Security Clearance. Normally this is to the level of Security Check (typically known as "SC") for our business."

Qualifications

You must have (as a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • 4 Higher Grades (or equivalent): BBBB
    Mandatory: Mathematics
    Mandatory: Physics or a Technology subject
    Preferred: English and another STEM subject

AND      

  • Standard Grades (1-3) / National 5: (A-C) in English (or equivalent qualifications to Highers/Standard Grades)

How will we support you?

Leonardo values people with a passion for technical analysis, judgement and problem-solving. We reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Annual incremental pay increases
  • 33 days' holiday and flexible working arrangements
  • Pension scheme (Contributory)
  • Cycle to Work initiative 

What are you waiting for?

A career in the defence industry rewards over 162,000 people and generates a £22billion turnover. Come and be a part of a community and work with some of the most talented engineers in the UK on some of the most exciting projects around.

We recruit on a rolling basis so don’t delay – these roles attract high competition so APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment.  

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