Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Electronics Engineer

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The Opportunity

Our 2 year Graduate Programme

On joining the Leonardo graduate programme, you will be provided with a wealth of development opportunities in both virtual and applied working environments. On our programme you will engage with challenging and exciting project work, and deliver innovative business or technical solutions as part of a team of subject matter experts. Throughout the programme you will receive coaching and support from your team to achieve your objectives as well as your personal development goals. You will gain a wide array of experience in your day to day role, however as part of the programme you will also complete a number of development modules and activities over a two year period. These modules and activities are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to realise your full potential.

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Role description

Your role as a Leonardo Graduate Electronics 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 Electronics 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, Systems, Supportability and Design Integrity.

Electronics Engineers design, document, build and test electronics circuits and firmware designs to go into our various systems.

In Electronics Engineering, you might be involved in designing for mixed signal design, power supply design, DAC/ADC, FPGA, high speed serial interfaces and video/communication processing algorithms.

The opportunity will be there to engage with all of these technologies across a diverse range of products including Thermal Imaging Cameras, Vehicle Camera systems, Counter UAV systems and Electronic Warfare products.

There will be opportunities to develop expertise in the design of circuits, FPGAs and subsystems at various stages in the product lifecycle. This will include requirements capture, performance analysis, design, code, verification, validation and support to integration and qualification. You will gain exposure to other engineering disciplines and business areas. 

What you will do

Manage own development towards attaining Electronics 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 Electronics 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.

What we are looking for

Mandatory

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.

Qualifications

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 Electrical, Electronic or Communications Engineering.

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!

How will we support you?

We want to support you and encourage you to fulfil your potential through:

  • Competitive starting salary & relocation allowance (subject to eligibility)
  • Accelerated graduate performance reviews
  • Generous holiday entitlement and flexible working arrangements
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private healthcare options
  • Employee discounts with selected suppliers (including gym membership)
  • Discounted coffee bar & restaurants at each site
  • Free on-site parking

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Opportunity Overview

  • March 13th, 2022
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Basildon, Essex
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Avionics
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

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