Degree Apprenticeship

Business Graduate Apprentice

Business Management BA (Hons)

The Opportunity

Leonardo offers a range of Apprenticeships from 2-4yrs. across a variety of STEM and business routes, offering paid training, coupled with on the job learning that enables you to gain practical skills, experience and knowledge that sets up the best start to your career.

Exciting early career opportunities at Leonardo

Your story starts here.

Whether leaving School or College with GCSEs/Standards, A ‘Levels/Highers (or equivalent) or in work and looking for a new career path, you are fully supported as you rotate within the business working on real-time projects alongside highly skilled professionals who are passionate about their work.

As you would expect from a globally renowned Company, we offer competitive entry salaries from £14,000 to £20,500pa and fully support your academic learning through to qualifications, so there is no need to get into debt.

We support helping you settle into your new location ensuring you are familiar with the team and have a warm welcome from day 1. There is a member of our Apprentice team at each site, helping you progress, ensuring your study time is protected, enabling access to digital learning as well as opportunities to get involved with the local community and STEM projects, enhance many aspects of each programme.

Leonardo values people that look to always develop throughout their career and along with an eager willingness to learn, a successful apprenticeship with us 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 programme and learning objectives very highly.

Leonardo is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection, and sustainable ’smart’ solutions. We are a continually expanding company, offering exciting opportunities to talented individuals who want to work at the forefront of technology. We hope that is you and look forward to you joining the team!

What you will do

During Leonardo’s four year Business Management Graduate Apprenticeship scheme in Edinburgh you will study at the University of Strathclyde for completion of a Business Management BA (Hons) degree through a mixture of work based learning, distance learning and day release at University.

We need people who understand the importance of effective project planning and controls and are ready to commit to working in the business, whilst also committing to a 4 year degree programme.

It is an opportunity to contribute and experience project planning in each of the business Sectors. At the end of the programme, you will work as a highly skilled member of our Project Planning and Controls community.

During Years 1 and 2 of the degree you will study core degree modules. In addition you will work closely with work-based mentors to enable you to apply your academic knowledge within the work context.

You will learn how to schedule projects and  track project performance. You will develop knowledge of project planning techniques and procedures and  gain practical experience of SAP and P6 planning/project management systems. 

Years 3 and 4 are designed to develop higher level cognitive skills and enable the continued integration of knowledge, professional competencies and transferable skills.  

You will provide input to Integrated Project Teams  meetings to answer questions concerning project planning  and  be able to co-ordinate activities with other related areas of the business to support the planning process. You will further enhance and develop your operational skillset to enable you to take ownership of your own project planning portfolio.

The final positions will be within the Planning Function in Edinburgh. 

What we are looking for


  • 4 Higher Grades (or equivalent): BBBB
  • Mandatory: Mathematics & English
  • Preferred: a business related subject
  • Standard Grades (1-3) / National 5: (A-C) in English (or equivalent qualifications to Highers / Standard Grades)


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 which includes having a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.

SAAS funding from English Apprentices moving to Scotland must have residency in Scotland before August 1st.

Note: This Apprenticeship assumes the candidate has little professional business management experience and is NOT suitable for candidates who already have a business related degree.

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

You will bring:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • A high level of numeracy with a keen eye for detail
  • The ability to work well both in a team and individually
  • Effective time management with the ability  to prioritise workload and ensure tasks are completed on time
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ambition, motivation and enthusiasm

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Job ID Number: 003877
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