Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Test Systems 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

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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 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

  • We are an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable smart solutions.
  • We employ 7,000 people across the UK with 2,000 based at our Edinburgh site.
  • In addition to achieving Investors in People accreditation we have won the Queen's Awards for Enterprise and International Trade.
  • We are currently entering a period of expansion offering exciting opportunities to work at the forefront of technology.
  • With a large proportion of our engineers having chartered status, you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals.
  • We currently have exciting opportunities and are looking for Graduate Test Systems Engineers.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • As a Graduate Test Systems Engineer you will be working within a high technology development team developing state-of-art Avionics Equipment. Areas of work will include the design and implementation of complex test system solutions used in the development and production testing of our Radar and Laser Technology Products.
  • Key areas of involvement for the Graduate Test System Engineer are Product Lifecycle (from requirements capture through to delivery and in-service support) primarily developing test solution capabilities for in-house Product Development, Leonardo Manufacturing and our Customers.
  • You will report into a Lead or Principal Engineer and actively participate in the Graduate Scheme over 2 years. You will be introduced to the development processes utilising state-of-the-art methods, technology and tools and will be encouraged to gain experience of all aspects of the development lifecycle, including requirements analysis, design, implementation, integration, applied research and test.
  • Most training will be delivered via on the job experience whilst working on real production hardware within project groups delivering systems to our customers. Additional formal technical training to augment the on the job training will be provided via taught courses dependent upon the business need and also on the career direction of the individual.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • 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 MSc or PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or a related discipline.
  • A Graduate who has a preference to develop software that predominately interfaces with hardware would be desirable.
  • 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
  • Healthcare
  • Employee discounts with selected suppliers, including gym membership
  • Discounted coffee bar & restaurants at each site
  • Free parking.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 000912
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Opportunity Overview

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

  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Systems

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