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Manufacturing Planning Industrial Placement 2021


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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.

At Leonardo we value individuals who continuously demonstrate a dedication to their personal development, and successful completion of an Industrial Placement with Leonardo can lead to an offer on our Graduate Development Programme.  We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are willing to take on a challenge to fill our industrial placement 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!

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What you will do

You will report to an Experienced Planning Manager who will provide day to day guidance and on the job training.  You will be introduced to the Manufacturing Planning Process, and SAP .  You will gain experience on several aspects of Manufacturing Planning including supporting Planning Managers, Review and work with Vendor Managed Inventory, Demand, Supply & Capacity Reviews along understanding the key data which is required to manage SAP effectively.

Role description

  • To learn the skills required for Manufacturing Planning
  • Understand the full aspects of MRP Planning affects of Demand, Supply & Capacity reviews. And the impact of these reviews within the Line of Business
  • As a member of the manufacturing Planning Team you will  involved in the accuracy of the Master data within SAP, understanding the implications if this data s wrong.
  • You will deliver technical reports and presentations on your work assignments to your supervisor and fellow placement students and be given assistance to deliver plans and reports to the required academic standard of your university.
  • You will be involved at looking at new solutions for Planning and Material Control issues

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

What we are looking for


  • 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 e.g. Business Management, Manufacturing Planning, Logistics .


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Job ID Number: 001973
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