Degree Apprenticeship

Software Engineering Graduate Apprentice

BSc (Hons) Software Development

The Opportunity

Looking for a great start to your career in business, 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 Programmes.

You will be working within world class facilities regardless of which site you are based. There may also be opportunities to travel between the Company’s UK sites to meet with colleagues, customers and suppliers.

Exciting early career opportunities at Leonardo

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How this role fits in

Leonardo’s four-year Graduate Apprenticeship in Software Engineering 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 Heriot Watt University for completion of a BSc (Hons) in Software Development for Business 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.

You will learn to programme and how to design, integrate and test high-integrity software through a combination of University teaching and work-based learning.  

You will be given experience of all stages of the software development lifecycle and an awareness of other engineering departments who support the software engineers.

Subjects will include: hardware-software interface, data communication, networking and security, system configuration and release management; and subjects in business, personal skills and project management.

You must be interested in IT and have a technical aptitude in software development, maybe gained through a hobby, designing an App/website or through programming. At the end of the programme, you will work as a highly qualified member of our Software community developing software for technically advanced avionics systems such as the radar for the Typhoon jet.

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 a computing or software related degree.

What you will do

During the first two years of your employment, you will be required to spend up to two days a week at University. Attendance at University classes is mandatory and must be treated in the same way as any other working day. You will:

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

The final positions will be within Radar and Advanced Targeting Sector in Edinburgh.

What we are looking for

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.

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

  • 5 Higher Grades (or equivalent): BBBBC
    Mandatory: Mathematics
    Preferably including Physics and Computing

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
  • Custom Working Model – supporting health and wellbeing and Inclusion and Diversity

 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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