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Industrial Placement Core Engineering 2021

Yeovil (Somerset)

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The Opportunity:

Our Core Engineering Industrial Placement Programme caters for enthusiastic Core Engineering Undergraduates who are interested in rotary aircraft to join Leonardo Helicopters for one year.

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 in the future.

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Programme Description

Looking for a great start to your career in technology, earning and learning on a professionally accredited, award-winning scheme? We are looking to recruit the experts of the future on to our Industrial Placement Scheme.

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.

As our end goal is for you to join our Graduate Development Scheme once you have completed your studies, the organisation will assist your development to become an outstanding engineer. Our one-year Programme allows undergraduates to complete projects designed to provide practical experience within the organisation.

Role description

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. You will increase your technical skills and capability, and develop your academic and practical understanding of the diverse world that is manufacturing & supply chain.

The day-to-day tasks of an Industrial Placement can include;

  • Learning the skills required to become a professional Systems Engineer.
  • Working to timescales.
  • Working as a contributory engineering team member (with support).
  • Undertaking day-to-day engineering activities with some guidance and support.
  • Asking for support where appropriate and learn from more experienced team members.
  • Contributing to engineering team decisions, and understand why such decisions are made and their relationship to project success criteria.
  • Explore new experiences and opportunities to learn within the engineering environment.

Key Responsibility Areas

We are currently looking for an energetic Core Engineering Undergraduate, who would:

  • Perform defined engineering design and analysis tasks, required for project, process and departmental purposes using established methods.
  • Develop and integrate engineering solutions from given broader design concepts and schemes. Gather and collate relevant technical and commercial information, as directed, to potentially aid/influence design and technical solutions.
  • Perform defined simulation, modelling, testing and assessment activities to ensure that the engineering solution meets customer requirements.
  • Assist with the creation of test plans and participate in sub system and system testing, using defined test procedures, to support the design, development and qualification process.
  • Assist with the development of new technologies, methods, and procedures for business benefit.
  • Produce standard engineering documents, reports and qualification statements within agreed formats for work undertaken.
  • Investigate assigned customer and product issues to produce a recommendation for their resolution.
  • Understand the contribution that your activities have on the improvement of overall aircraft capability.
  • Perform engineering tests that comply with required processes and procedures, to produce valid engineering data to support the design and qualification process.
  • Perform assessment activities to ensure that the engineering solution meets customer requirements.
  • Identify and develop improvements to methods and procedures used in your activities.
  • Support the interpretation of system and user requirements to develop the Air Vehicle Specification.
  • Ensure that planned tasks are consistent with the methods by which specification compliance will be demonstrated.
  • Represent the Engineering Directorate in cross business discussions involving a product or aircraft sub-system.

Mandatory 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.

Desired skills:

  • Practical hands-on engineering skills (though these will be developed)
  • Interest in engineering and aircraft
  • Adaptability
  • Team Work
  • Time Management
  • Proactivity
  • Attention to detail.

Personal qualities:

  • Personal responsibility, resilience and ethics.
  • Work diligently at all times and accept responsibility.
  • Work effectively and integrate with the team.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, able to listen to others and have a positive and respectful attitude.
  • Focus on quality and problem solving.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail, follow a logical approach to problem solving and seek opportunities to improve quality, speed and efficiency.
  • Reflect on skills, knowledge and behaviours and seeks opportunities to develop.

Qualifications required:

To apply, you’ll need to be on track for achieving a 2:1 bachelor’s degree in any STEM subject


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Job ID Number: 001827
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