Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Project Manager

Luton. Open to all STEM.

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The Opportunity

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. 

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Your story starts here!

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!  

Job Description

We are seeking Graduate Project Managers to join the Electronic Warfare (EW) Line of Business. The role will cover all aspects of Project Management covering the entire lifecycle of a project, team leadership, stakeholder management, project reporting, dependency management, risk management and financial management. As a Project Manager you will be responsible for project execution and delivery, with particular emphasis on achieving customer commitments. All of this will also be supported by the Leonardo 2 year Graduate Framework training programme. All within the exciting and challenging engineering environment of our world class company.

What you will do

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Coordinate and manage activities of the Integrated Project Team (IPT) by establishing appropriate communication mechanisms, including meetings and reporting requirements.
  • Manage and report the IPT's activities, including representation of the IPT at Project Performance Reviews.
  • Responsible for successful delivery (on time to cost & quality) of all assigned tasks or projects across the whole life cycle including preparation, review and management of project plans, whilst mitigating risk, to ensure the business meets targets & objectives.
  • Establish, build and maintain strong working relationships, with both internal and external stakeholders, in order to influence project activities through effective communication.
  • Conduct effective risk and opportunity management, ensuring that all risks and opportunities are recorded, managed and tracked to closure.

What we are looking for


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") and meet a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK


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 Business Management, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or another relevant discipline.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, leadership skills and interpersonal techniques.

Meet the requirements for registration as an associate member of the Association of Project Managers (APM).

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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