Work Placement / Internship

Industrial Placement Systems 2021

Capability Green, Luton

Save to shortlist Saved to shortlist Apply now

The 6 month – 1 year Industrial Placement Programme

Our Industrial Placement Programme is designed to offer you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills you require to become an engineering or business professional of the future. 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 on your placement that you can apply to your academic studies and future career.

Leonardo in the UK Early Careers

Your story starts here!

How this role fits in

Can you imagine yourself using new technology to solve customer problems? Does being a key part of keeping Typhoon aircraft flying sound rewarding? Would you like to be part of transforming customer training programmes? If so, then why not join the growing engineering community within Customer Support and Service Solutions (CS3).

The CS3 line of business operates across all of the main UK sites, providing innovative and invaluable support solutions to our customers. We help to ensure the availability of front-line capability wherever and whenever required, whether that's helicopters supporting the Covid-19 relief effort or fast jets protecting UK air space. By joining our team, you could help us to continue to make a difference.

Role description

As a systems industrial placement student within CS3, you will be part of a team developing support system architectures and concept solutions, looking at cost effective support of equipment through its life and providing training services to our customers. You will have the chance to work directly with our customers and end users across the UK, getting the opportunity to understand some of their challenges first-hand.

Your role might include hands-on testing and repair of some of our in-service equipment, or the use of data science, mathematical analysis and modelling, to help ensure that the end user has equipment that will be reliable and easy to maintain in challenging environments. You might also look at how technology can be applied to provide a new type of training service that can be accessed globally by customers.

As CS3 operates across the UK, this role can be based at any of our main UK sites. The role is also likely to include travel, both within the UK and possibly also abroad, to provide in-person support to our customers.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Using technical expertise to solve problems, generate ideas and be pro-active within the team.
  • Developing and applying your academic knowledge to undertake various activities across the engineering lifecycle, delivering to agreed performance targets, including cost and schedule.
  • Developing practical skills in engineering design and development for complex solutions, understanding key processes and technologies.
  • Working closely with engineers across multiple disciplines to solve problems.
  • Completing tasks to a high standard and in accordance with appropriate processes and procedures.
  • Taking an active role in engineering process improvement

How will we support you?

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

  • Competitive starting salary & relocation allowance (subject to eligibility)
  • 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.

Nationality and Security Clearance

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.


All of our Industrial Placement roles require a minimum of a predicted 2:1 grade in a relevant degree discipline. For technical roles please note that our preferred degree disciplines include Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or other STEM subject degrees.

Highly desirable

  • Self-motivated with an aptitude for problem solving and an ability to drive difficult issues to conclusion
  • Able to work with minimum direction or supervision on complex tasks
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and the ability to interact with subject matter experts regarding a range of technical and operational topics
  • Confidence and ability to challenge and respond to technical or process issues.

We've signed the Gradcracker feedback pledge.


Job ID Number: 001760
Apply online now
If asked, remember you found this job on Gradcracker!
Save to shortlist Saved to shortlist