Degree Apprenticeship

Design Engineering Graduate Degree Apprentice

BEng (Hons) in Engineering: Design & Manufacture

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 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.

Key Responsibilities Areas

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

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 related degree.

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

Qualifications

  • 4 Higher Grades (or equivalent): BBBB
  • Mandatory: Mathematics AND Mandatory: Physics or a Technology subject
  • Preferred:  English and another STEM subject e.g.  Graphic Communication, Product Design, Craft & Design, Tech Studies, Computing,
  • Woodwork, Metalwork etc.
  • AND
  • Standard Grades (1-3) / National 5: (A-C) in English

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

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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