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Software Engineering Graduate Apprentice

BSc (Hons) Software Development

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

Leonardo’s four-year Software Engineering Apprenticeship scheme at Edinburgh (leading to Graduate Level) 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. You will study for completion of a BSc (Hons) in Software Development for Business through a mixture of work based learning and day release at University. You will gain the academic requirements for Incorporated Engineer as part of the way to gaining Chartered Engineer status.

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 very little software knowledge and is NOT suitable for candidates who already have a computing or software degree.

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 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, software 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.

Key Responsibility Areas

During the teaching semesters, you will be required to attend University classes, seminars and labs on one day a week and in addition will be allowed another day to complete University projects and assignments.

Attendance at University classes is mandatory, and must be treated in the same way as any other working day. 

You will:

  • Learn to design high integrity software and to program in C++
  • Practice the full software lifecycle
  • Attain a BSc (Hons) Software Development for Business degree

What we are looking for

Qualifications:

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

  • 5 Higher Grades (or equivalent): BBBB
  • 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).

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

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

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.

Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition so APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment.

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