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Firmware Engineer Industrial Placement

Capability Green (Luton)

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Leonardo – Engineering the future

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

Leonardo’s Industrial Placement Programme offers you a paid opportunity to develop your current skillset in an innovative and practical environment that can lead to a place on our award winning Graduate programme.

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. 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.

The 6 month – 1 year Industrial Placement Graduate Programme

We have created a programme across our UK site that not only increases your technical skills but gives you the opportunity to work on meaningful real life projects alongside experienced engineers and graduates across our business. You will receive coaching and support to achieve your personal goals and work in multidisciplinary teams to gain as much experience across the product lifecycle from your time in industry, as possible.

Our ultimate aim is to see you through your undergraduate years and hopefully offer you a place on our 2 year Graduate Development programme at an appropriate time. At Leonardo, we have some of the Industry’s most sophisticated technology at our fingertips, and we rely on having the very best employees to maintain our competitive edge. As one of our graduates, you will be working for a company at the cutting edge of technology, as well as enhancing your skills and business acumen, opening up your horizons to the diverse and dynamic ways in which your degree can be used.

We value those who continuously ask questions and look to resolve problems through creative and innovative thinking. We will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges.

Leonardo in the UK

Today we are at the leading edge of advanced manufacturing. Learn more about the key role we are playing in the development of UK engineering

Key Responsibility Areas

  • We are looking for talented, enthusiastic, hardworking Electronic Engineering students, who enjoy solving complex problems, to work alongside some of the most talented people in the UK. We want you to help us by joining our highly skilled team designing systems installed on fast jet, UAV, land and naval platforms.
  • We will give you the opportunity to develop expertise in the areas of mixed signal ADC/DAC and FPGA based designs to execute high performance signal processing, communications and control algorithms.
  • You will also learn how to assess your designs in our well-equipped laboratories and how to develop robust, reliable designs that will function reliably in harsh environments to enable decades of use.
  • Your role may even take you across the UK or abroad for technical reviews.
  • We work in a modern, flexible environment that can accommodate your personal needs wherever possible.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • You will be on your way to an undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering, Physics or General Engineering. It would be useful to include in your CV details of courses and projects you have undertaken at university.
  • You must be able to satisfy the necessary security clearance for the role applied for and meet a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.

What’s in it for me?

Leonardo values their people and we reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:

  • Competitive starting salary & Accommodation Allowance (subject to eligibility)
  • Generous holiday entitlement and flexible working arrangements Contributory pension scheme
  • Healthcare
  • Employee discounts with selected suppliers, including childcare vouchers
  • Discounted coffee bar & restaurants at each site
  • Free 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 29th, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 6 months, Year-long
  • Capability Green (Luton)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Electronic
  • Physics

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