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Industrial Placement Mechanical Engineer

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The Opportunity

Your role as a Mechanical Engineer-  Industrial Placement will be to support the design and development of our world leading Electro-Optics, Communications and Information System Products under the guidance of experienced Mechanical Engineering Leads. You will be introduced to utilising state-of-the-art methods, technology and tools to explore all aspects of the development life cycle, including requirements analysis, design, implementation, test, build and product support. You will interface with customers (internal and external) on many factors within the design and liaise closely with Engineers from all other disciplines particularly Systems and Electronics.

Leonardo in the UK Early Careers

Your story starts here!

Mechanical Engineers generate models and assemblies using design tools such as PTC Creo, Siemens NX, IcePak and MatLab to drive the design of Products.

A placement within Mechanical Engineering provides the support and environment necessary for learning and career development.

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!  

What you will do

Key Responsibilities:

  • To learn skills required to become a professional Mechanical Engineer.
  • Working to timescales and budgets.
  • Undertake day-to-day Engineering activities with some guidance and support.
  • Contribute 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.
  • Offer new/novel approaches and methods that you have developed within your time in academia.

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.” 

Qualifications

All of our Industrial Placement roles require a minimum of a predicted 2:1 grade in a relevant degree discipline. Studying towards a Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related subject.

Personal Attributes:

  • Candidate must be self-motivated and willing to take on new challenges.
  • Strong communications skills are essential.
  • The ability to develop good working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Be able to adapt to ever changing demands on them from the Business.
  • Offer new ideas and methods for solving complex problems.

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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Opportunity Overview

  • March 13th, 2022
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 6 - 12 months
  • Basildon, Essex
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

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