Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Transmissions (Business)

Yeovil (Somerset)

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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

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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.

Our 2 year Graduate Programme

The Graduate Development Programme is designed to support your first steps after leaving university and to help you develop your career. Through a comprehensive 2 year program, you will have the chance to gain a complete understanding of the organisation and be involved in real challenges from day one. You will have the opportunity to learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, while always being encouraged to use your initiative.

Typically, your placements will consist of 3-6 month rotations across the Transmissions department including the opportunity to do an external placement elsewhere in the business. The Transmissions Graduate scheme is a fantastic way to gain practical experience in a wide spectrum of disciplines which a direct entry position cannot always offer. Additionally, you can begin to build a network of contacts, which will assist you in your future development. Alongside the core placements, the graduate scheme supports your personal development, such as DISC profiling and personal branding workshops, all with the aim of making you in to an all-round professional. Upon successfully completing the scheme the plan is to transition you into a full time role within the company, with a vision to progress within Leonardo.

Key Responsibility Areas

We are currently looking for an energetic Transmissions Graduate (Business), who would:

  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP) – Completing an operational role which includes loading of the production plan into our SAP system, material master settings for part numbers, purchase requisition release to procurement to buy the parts and an understanding of working capital and the factors affecting it. A project will also be set on one of the following topics: working capital reduction, ordering strategy (price and material availability), economic batch sizing for manufacturing and management of risk in MRP.
  • Supply Chain Management - Manage a supplier for 6 months. A project will also be set on one of the following topics: are we making effective use of our offload suppliers or formal process for managing risks in the supply base.
    Programmes – Manage a 6 month project, likely to be an engineering development or a supplier requalification. This involved planning/ clear communication and risk management and will cover all Transmissions functions.
  • Production Support– Complete an operational role in the material production support function. This involves creating production orders for manufacture, working with the stores to kit the assemblies and working with the customer to understand criticality. A project will also be set on one of the following topics: improvement of logistic process or management of risk to the manufacturing shops
  • Repair and Overhaul – Complete an operational role in either the customer facing team or in the material planning team. An improvement project will also be set during the placement.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • Minimum 2:1 in a relevant Engineering / Aerospace related Bachelors or Masters Degree
  • The Leonardo Helicopter Graduate Development Programme is a two year programme that allows graduates to complete a number of 3-6 month placements designed to provide practical experience within the organisation
  • Alongside this, graduates complete a number of development activities at company and group level, which aim to ensure a smooth integration into the company whilst providing essential skills, knowledge and networking opportunities.
  • With over 230 trainees at Leonardo Helicopters, from apprentices to graduates, a thriving social network exists with regular organised social events to integrate newcomers
  • Graduates will be based primarily within our Yeovil manufacturing HQ in Somerset; but potential opportunities for secondments and international travel exist
  • Support for relocation is available
  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive pension scheme.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 001048
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 10th, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Yeovil (Somerset)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Cyber Security
  • Electronic
  • Energy
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing

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