Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Systems Engineer

Support and Service Solutions (S3)

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

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

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.

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

The Support and Service solutions (S3) line of business operates across all of the main UK sites (and across the globe), providing innovative and invaluable support solutions to our customers. S3 is part of the Electronics 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 shaping the products of the future? 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 looking at the design and operation systems as distinct from the parts. We are every diverse business with many avenues open to graduates.

Key Responsibility Areas

You could be part of a team developing support system architectures and concept solutions, and looking at cost effective support of equipment through its life; you could be developing new test systems, designing new products. You could be part of our digitisation team looking at data and applications or you could be working on a programme integrating equipment into platforms. As part of the graduate programme we will aim to give you an understanding of the S3 business and allow you to steer your career.

Working as part of an established systems engineering community and supported by a team of experienced engineers, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing practical skills in engineering design and development for complex systems, understanding key processes and technologies.
  • Gaining an understanding of the support domain to develop the relevant products and technologies for the future.
  • Working closely with engineers across multiple disciplines to solve problems.
  • Completing tasks to a high standard in accordance with appropriate processes and procedures.
  • Taking an active role in engineering process improvement, ensuring the communication of best practice across the systems engineering team.
  • Developing and applying your academic skills to solve problems, generate ideas and be proactive within the team.

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 engineering, mathematics, physics or another relevant discipline.

  • Have an understanding of mathematics to at least A-Level standard, and a basic understanding of electronics.
  • Experience or understanding of an Avionics Support environment
  • Experience in customer focused roles
  • Design Thinking, UI / UX Design, Data science
  • 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
  • Experience of working with engineering development tools (e.g. MATLAB, Simulink, Rhapsody, DOORS, Teamcenter).

This role can be based in Luton, Edinburgh or Basildon.

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 are you waiting for?

Leonardo is one of the biggest suppliers of defence equipment to the UK MoD, come and be a part of a community and work with some of the most talented engineers in the UK on some of the most exciting projects around!

Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition so apply now to avoid disappointment.

Our Assessment dates run from November 2019 to April 2020 and roles will be closed once offered.

Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,600 employees. With its offices and industrial plants, the Company is present in 180 sites worldwide, with a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.


How to Apply

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Opportunity Overview

  • March 30th, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Capability Green (Luton), Edinburgh and London
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Systems

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