Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Systems Engineer (Mode 5)

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Leonardo – Engineering the Future

Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within a globally renowned company?

Leonardo’s Graduate Programme develops promising young graduates into engineers and business professionals of the future.

The Support and Service solutions (S3) line of business operates across all of the main UK sites, providing innovative and invaluable support solutions to our customers. S3 is part of the Airborne and Space Systems Division, which develops and produces a wide range of products and solutions for both manned and unmanned aircraft platforms, including integrated mission systems, airborne radars and sensors, protection and countermeasure systems, on board avionics and simulation systems.

Would you like the opportunity to create innovative systems and applications?
Can you imagine yourself using new technology to solve future medical or energy support problems?
Do you like the idea of working directly with customers and end users across the UK?

If so, then why not join the growing S3 engineering community and work alongside some of the most talented systems engineers in the UK.

As a graduate systems engineer within S3 you will be part of a team developing support system architectures and concept solutions, and looking at cost effective support of equipment through its life. Systems Engineering within mode 5 is a discipline that concentrates on the design and application of the whole system as distinct from the parts. As a System Engineering you will be working as an engineer gaining first-hand experience on one of the most complex UK MoD contracts covering Rotary Wing, Naval, Naval and land platforms. You will be a part of a multi-disciplinary team in which you will gain experience of both system engineering and working closely with suppliers and customers.

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 globally renowned and are continually expanding, offering exciting opportunities to talented graduates who want to work at the forefront of our technology. With the majority of our engineers having chartered status, you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.

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Our 2 year Graduate Programme

On joining the Leonardo graduate programme, you will unlock a wealth of development opportunities and further learning. You will receive mentoring, coaching and support to achieve your personal goals and accreditation from your professional body.

At Leonardo, we have some of the Industry’s most sophisticated technology at our fingertips, and we rely on having the very best employees to maintain our competitive edge. As one of our graduates, you will be working for a company at the cutting edge of technology, as well as enhancing your skills.

Key Responsibility Areas

Working as part of the Mode 5 team and supported by a team of experienced engineers you will be responsible for:

  • Developing and applying your academic knowledge to undertake various activities across the engineering lifecycle, delivering to agreed performance targets, including cost and schedule.
  • Developing practical skills in engineering design and development for complex solutions, understanding key processes and technologies.
  • Working closely with engineers across multiple disciplines to solve problems
  • Completing tasks to a high standard and in accordance with appropriate processes and procedures.
  • Taking an active role in engineering process improvement ensuring the communication of best practise across the engineering team.
  • Using technical expertise to solve problems, generate ideas and be pro-active within the team.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • All our roles require predicted minimum of an upper second class honours degree in relevant discipline i.e physics, mathematics, computer science, electronic engineering, systems engineering, system supportability, avionics or other related science or engineering subject or a higher degree such as a MEng, MSc. or PhD.
  • You must be able to satisfy the necessary security clearance for the role applied for and meet a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.
  • Confidence and ability to challenge/respond to technical/process issues.
  • Experience of working with engineering modelling tools (e.g. Matlab, Simulink)
  • Knowledge of a programming based language (e.g. C,Visual Basic, Python)
  • Ability to create web based applications
  • Knowledge of and/interest in avionics equipment
  • Knowledge of and/interest in supportability in general

What’s in it for me?

Leonardo values its people and we reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:

  • Competitive starting salary & welcome bonus
  • Accommodation Allowance (subject to eligibility) & 3 performance related pay reviews within the 2 years
  • Generous holiday entitlement and flexible working arrangements
  • Contributory pension scheme & Healthcare


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 000155
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Opportunity Overview

  • March 29th, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • UK Wide

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerospace
  • Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Systems

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