Aerospace Engineering Elec/Avionic Degree Apprentice (Level 6)

(BEng) in Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace.

Job Description:

At Leonardo, we have a fantastic new opportunity for an Aerospace Engineering Electrical/Avionic Degree Apprentice (Level 6).

Get to know Leonardo
Working in Leonardo today means developing the most advanced technologies in the strategic sector of Aerospace, Defence and Security, in one of the mayor companies worldwide that makes innovation the main driver of its development.

As one of the leading helicopter manufacturers in the world, Leonardo Helicopters is part of the multi-national Leonardo Group of world class engineering companies. Leonardo Helicopters designs, develops and manufactures an unrivalled range of the most advanced helicopters, rotary wing technology, also developing mission and performance critical systems.

Our helicopters are used extensively in civil and military roles worldwide. Primary operations are in the UK, Italy, Poland and the USA.

Programme Description

Our Aerospace Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme caters for those who are interested in the practical and theoretical aspects of supporting a fleet of helicopters, helping to maintain airworthy and available aircraft, along with performance analysis of our products.

Over the 5 and a half year scheme, you will experience a number of placements across the Engineering department, with the ultimate aim of moving you into a final placement area based on business requirements and the skills displayed during the apprenticeship.

The structure of the Apprenticeship programme will be as follows:

Year 1: Full time at Yeovil College to complete a Level 2 competence qualification in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (practical/workshop based) and start a Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Aeronautical Engineering (knowledge/classroom based). There will also be some Enrichment activity. Post-Christmas, there is a possibility of working on-site in your placement at Leonardo Helicopters for 1 or more days per week

Year 2: Work placements at Leonardo Helicopters (4 days per week) and starting the Level 4 competence (work related) qualification in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing. Attend Yeovil College (1 day per week) to complete the Level 4 HNC in Aeronautical Engineering, and start the Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Aeronautical Engineering

Year 3: Work placements at Leonardo Helicopters (4 days per week) and continuing the Level 4 competence (work related) qualification in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing. Attend Yeovil College (1 day per week) to complete the Level 5 HND in Aeronautical Engineering

Year 4: Work placements at Leonardo Helicopters (4 days per week) and completing the Level 4 competence (work related) qualification in Engineering Technical Support (or equivalent qualification). Attend Yeovil College and Plymouth University (minimum of 1 day per week) to start level 6 top up Degree (BEng) in Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace.

Year 5: Work placements at Leonardo Helicopters (4 days per week) and completing the Level 4 competence (work related) qualification in Engineering Technical Support (or equivalent qualification). Attend Yeovil College and Plymouth University (minimum of 1 day per week) to complete the (BEng) in Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace.

Each Apprentice on this route will need to complete an End Point Assessment as defined in the Apprenticeship Standard, this will take place in the final months of the program.

Throughout the apprenticeship apprentices may be placed in some or all of the following departmental areas: Structural Design, Rotor Design, Transmission Design, Materials Laboratory, Structural Mechanical Test and Evaluation Electrical Design, Avionics, Power Generation Systems, Electro-magnetic Environmental Effects, Systems Engineering, Electro-magnetic Environmental Effects and Manufacturing Engineering

Security Clearance

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 required

  • 96 (240 pre 2017) UCAS points or above at A-Level or equiv., to include Mathematics plus at least one STEM based subject.
  • GCSE grade B/5 in Maths, plus 5 GCSEs at grade A-C inc. Eng Lang & Double Science or equivalent.

Desired skills

  • Knowledge/experience of Engineering
  • Thirst for continuous improvement
  • Eye for detail
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Good communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Good IT skills

Personal qualities

  • Organisation skills and ability to prioritise tasks
  • Industry experience (beneficial but not essential)
  • Tenacity, fresh thinking and enthusiasm
  • Analytical Mind
  • A strong team player
  • Conscientious and keen to learn

What you'll get

  • Flexible working: We offer our employees the time and flexibility they need to enjoy a balanced life through flexible hours and part time options
  • Custom working: The role may be a mixture of home based and onsite
  • Network groups: To demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion we have network groups for
  • Carers (employees caring for families or friends)
  • Enable (supporting people with disabilities)
  • Equalise (development of a gender balanced workforce)
  • Pride (promoting equality for all LGBTQ+ individuals)
  • We also work in partnership with AFBE (Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers).
  • Training: Free access to Coursera which provides more than 4,000 online courses
  • Continuous Learning: You will be supported in your ongoing professional development though training and mentoring
  • Investors in People: We are proud recipients of the Investors in People Gold Award
  • Employee Assistance Programme: Providing free and confidential mental health support
  • Generous annual and flex leave in addition to bank holidays

The apprenticeship will start with an Induction into Leonardo, followed by a team building event incorporating all Trainee starts. There will also be a Yeovil College Induction to ensure that apprenticeship requirements and expectations are fully established.

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