Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Quality Engineer

Edinburgh.

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The Opportunity

Programme Description

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

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 a continually expanding company, offering exciting opportunities to talented individuals who want to work at the forefront of 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.

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Your story starts here!

Leonardo’s Graduate Development Programme offers you a permanent position to develop your knowledge and skills in our innovative and practical environment. In addition to working with our highly skilled engineers and business professionals, you will complete a 2 year formal training programme to develop the skills you require to be a leading technical or business professional of the future.

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. Leonardo is committed to developing our graduates into leading technical or business professionals, and as such we will also support you through your preferred route for chartership. 

At Leonardo we value individuals who continuously demonstrate a dedication to their personal development, and this is no different for our graduates completing our Graduate Development Programme. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are willing to take on a challenge to fill our graduate roles, and we will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges. If you are willing able to commit to giving your best performance, you will find Leonardo a very rewarding place to work!  

What you will do

The lucky graduate will be trained in undertaking a range of specialist Quality tasks in the areas of Product Teams or Quality Function; assisting business delivery and performance. Candidates will develop skills to manage their own work with limited supervision and resolve problems and queries, possibly by managing others to achieve objectives.

The role includes contribution to customer and vendor aspects, working within quality planning and participating in non-conformance, corrective action and continuous improvement as a specialist in these areas.

Contribute in delivering Equipment and Processes to Specification and Internal or Customer Requirements.

Reporting, Analysis and maintenance of Quality Failure Incidences to closure.

Procurement and Supplier Interface assistance.

Supporting the business processes by undertaking specialist quality work self-sufficiently, such as

  • Engineering Support and Design Reviews
  • Audit and Reporting
  • Conduct First Article Inspection / Verification acceptance
  • Final Test, Workmanship and Product acceptance
  • Quality Requirement Capture
  • Production Readiness Reviews
  • Attendance at Failure Review and Material Review Boards

Plan and prioritise own activities and may coordinate team activities to ensure specific instructions are completed and time is utilised effectively.

Analyse and communicate data to support the understanding of information and decision making.

Take ownership of and solve complex problems and enquiries without supervision to ensure satisfaction of internal or external customers and business improvement

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, but may need to be to a higher level for this particular role due to the nature of the projects and or programmes that the role will be supporting.

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 Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing or experience in Defence Electronics or similarly “complex” industry.

Highly Desirable

  • Demonstrate knowledge in applying Quality Tools such as Root Cause Corrective Action, Pattern Fault Lifecycle, Process Mapping, Verification.
  • Be a logical thinker, capable of harvesting complex data into actions with a practical solutions that supports business goals, in ‘the language of the business’.
  • Have good interpersonal skills and a collaborative working style across all functions of the business.
  • Be able to demonstrate experience in working with Customers and Suppliers. 

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

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.

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Opportunity Overview

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

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

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