Work Placement / Internship

Finance Industrial Placement

Edinburgh

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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 for engineers and business professionals of the future.

Leonardo in the UK

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The Opportunity:

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 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. 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.

Job Description

The role will provide the Candidate with an understanding of Project Finance within a globally renowned company. Finance play a key role in the business, providing accurate, timely and relevant management information, providing advice and guidance to the project teams, as well as satisfying the statutory requirements. Candidates will provide assistance to Project Accountants and Project Teams within a set Business Sector and support the monthly reporting cycle. In addition Candidates will gain an overview of Central Finance, Reporting and Overheads.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Project accounting & reporting
  • Capital employed management
  • Trading plans and cash flow
  • Capital expenditure monitoring
  • Transaction reconciliation & support
  • Produce annual budgets, monthly forecast and support business plans, identifying major risks and opportunities
  • Provide accurate and timely management information
  • Other Financial management duties as required.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • Proficient in EXCEL
  • Self-motivated and driven to succeed
  • Focus on high quality output and support
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills with a challenging mind-set
  • Ability to re-prioritise to meet key deadlines
  • Studying towards a degree in a relevant discipline and with an interest in pursuing a career in Finance.

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.

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 gym membership
  • Discounted coffee bar & restaurants at each site
  • Free parking.

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How to Apply

Job ID Number: 001071
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Opportunity Overview

  • March 3rd, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Edinburgh
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Disciplines accepted...

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  • Physics
 

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