Work Placement / Internship

Industrial Placement Software Engineer

Basildon, Essex. Open to all STEM.

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The Opportunity

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

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 a continually expanding company, offering exciting opportunities to talented individuals who want to work at the forefront of 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.

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Your story starts here!

Leonardo’s Industrial Placement Programme offers you a paid placement to develop your knowledge and skills in our innovative and practical environment. In addition to working with our highly skilled engineers and business professionals, successful completion of an Industrial Placement can often lead to an offer for a permanent graduate position and securing your place on our industry leading Graduate Development Programme.  

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. 

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!  

How this role fits in

Software development is an essential element in the creation of our advanced products and systems. The deployed solutions enable a wide range of capabilities and rely on the latest tools, methods and approaches.

What you will do

Role description

At Leonardo we value individuals who continuously demonstrate a dedication to their personal development, and this is no different for our Industrial Placements completing our IP Programme.  We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are willing to take on a challenge to fill our graduate 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!  

The successful applicants will be engaged in the full lifecycle of software development. Embedded in expert teams you will gain direct experience in the development of effective solutions in a complex high integrity environment. With the emphasis very much on the engineering, you will deploy your solutions on real world devices performing essential functions and gain direct feedback on the effectiveness of your problem solving skills.

Key Responsibility Areas:

You will develop software, create designs, architecture and inspection criteria.  You will be expected to develop a good understanding of the domain so that you can contribute to the refinement of the solutions.  You will work as an integral part of a team based organisation collaborating with modern practices where your contribution will directly contribute to your success and that of the team.

What we are looking for

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, but may need to be to a higher level for this particular role due to the nature of the projects and or programmes that the role will be supporting.

Qualifications:

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, Engineering, or other STEM subject degrees.

Highly desirable:

An interest in software or electronics development including software related College/University assignments or personal projects.

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 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!

Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition so APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment.

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