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.
Your role as a Leonardo Graduate Systems Engineer will be to support the design and development of our world leading electro-optical, communications and information system products under the guidance of experienced Systems Engineering Leads.
You will be introduced to utilising state-of-the-art methods, technology and tools to explore all aspects of the development lifecycle, including requirements analysis, design, implementation, test, acceptance and product support.
You will interface with customers (internal and external) on many factors within the design and liaise closely with Engineers from all other disciplines including Mechanical, Software, Electronics, Supportability and Design Integrity.
Systems Engineers develop requirements into real world solutions using Requirement Management tools such as DOORS and developing 'models' using tools such as MATLAB/Simulink. In many cases these models are used to automatically generate operational software code.
Systems Engineering is a fundamental element of all our products and as such Systems Engineering provides the support and environment necessary for learning and career development.
Key Responsibility Areas
Manage own development towards attaining Systems Engineer level through the Graduate Development Programme over 2 years.
You will be assigned a Mentor to support your journey to achieving professional status and invited to attend group graduate-based events, which will provide you with an opportunity to network with your peers and share best practice.
Our aim is to develop your skills so that you can reach your full potential whilst working towards becoming a Chartered Engineer typically after 3 to 4 years.
Continue professional development throughout your career by formal training, learning"on the job" and keeping up to date with the latest developments which may aid performance.
To learn the skills required to become a professional Systems Engineer.
Working to timescales
Work as a contributory engineering team member.
Undertake day-to-day engineering activities with some guidance and support.
Ask for support where appropriate and learn from more experienced team members.
Contribute to engineering team decisions, and understand why such decisions are made and their relationship to project success criteria.
Explore new experiences and opportunities to learn within the engineering environment.
Seek and share good practice and knowledge locally to continuously improve own practices.
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 all cases the subject should be Systems Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Communications Engineering, Physics or Computer Science.
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