Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Industrial Engineer


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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 opportunity

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 individuals 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.

Leonardo in the UK

Today we are at the leading edge of advanced manufacturing. Learn more about the key role we are playing in the development of UK engineering

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 and business acumen, opening up your horizons to the diverse and dynamic ways in which your degree can be used.

We have created a programme across our UK sites that value those who continuously ask questions and look to resolve problems through creative and innovative thinking. We will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges.

Job Description

  • In this role you will be supporting manufacturing process lines and new product introduction teams.
  • You will perform a range of technical and practical tasks required to deliver effective manufacturing capabilities to meet the business requirements.
  • You will learn to use existing manufacturing processes and equipment, and will be required to become expert in some aspects of these to be able to provide technical leadership and guidance to the manufacturing team and new product introduction teams.
  • You will develop a thorough knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques and how to apply them.
  • You will research, identify and implement improvements to the manufacturing processes and systems in use at our Edinburgh site.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Delivering packages of work to time, cost and quality.
  • Working within a team to achieve targets for Unit Production Cost (UPC), Defects per Unit (DPU), and cycle time.
  • Completing tasks assigned by project teams within agreed schedules.
  • Communicating with team members to share knowledge.
  • To continuously develop engineering skills and knowledge to improve personal capability to contribute to the needs of the Industrial Engineering team.
  • Work with Apprentices to support their training and development.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • Good communication skills are essential, both written and verbal.
  • Practical ability to solve technical problems.
  • Computer literacy and the ability to use the MS Office suite of tools.
  • Aptitude and continuing interest in engineering and/or science
  • Practically minded with hands on experience
  • All of our roles require (a) a minimum of an upper Second class Bachelors/Integrated Masters degree, or (b) a higher degree, such as a Meng, MSc or PhD.

In all cases the subject should be engineering, mathematics, physics, manufacturing or another relevant discipline.good academic understanding in a technically relevant field

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.

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


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 000973
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Opportunity Overview

  • March 30th, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Edinburgh
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Analytics
  • Cyber Security
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Science

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