Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Industrial Engineer

Luton.

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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

Role description

  • In this role you will be supporting manufacturing process lines and new product introduction teams.
  • You will perform a range of technical and practical tasks required to deliver effective manufacturing capabilities to meet the business requirements.
  • You will learn to use existing manufacturing processes and equipment, and will be required to become expert in some aspects of these to be able to provide technical leadership and guidance to the manufacturing team and new product introduction teams.
  • You will develop a thorough knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques and how to apply them.
  • You will research, identify and implement improvements to the manufacturing processes and systems in use at our Luton site.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Delivering packages of work to time, cost and quality.
  • Working within a team to achieve targets for Unit Production Cost (UPC), Defects per Unit (DPU), and cycle time.
  • Completing tasks assigned by project teams within agreed schedules.
  • Communicating with team members to share knowledge.
  • To continuously develop engineering skills and knowledge to improve personal capability to contribute to the needs of the Industrial Engineering team.
  • Work with Apprentices to support their training and development.

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 MEng, MSc or PhD. In all cases the subject should be engineering and manufacturing.

Highly desirable 

  • Good academic understanding in a technically relevant field
  • Good communication skills are essential, both written and verbal.
  • Practical ability to solve technical problems.
  • Computer literacy and the ability to use the MS Office suite of tools.
  • Aptitude and continuing interest in engineering and/or science
  • Practically minded with hands on experience

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!

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Opportunity Overview

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

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

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