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Industrial Placement Systems Engineer

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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

The Luton site is home to the Electronic Warfare (EW) and Major Air Programmes (MAP) lines of business. The engineers based at this site work with the latest technology to develop a wide range of products for both manned and unmanned aircraft platforms, including airborne radars and sensors, protection and countermeasure systems and integrated mission systems. 

What you will do

Role description

As an Industrial Placement Systems Engineer you will work alongside some of the most talented engineers in the UK. You will support the development of world-leading technologies and capabilities across multiple Avionic Systems and Platforms.

Industrial Placement Systems Engineers have the opportunity to be involved in one or more phases of the systems engineering lifecycle to create and deliver new and emerging capabilities required by our customers; from the development of system architectures and concept designs for the next generation of EW capability, through to live trials of equipment and systems alongside our customers and end-users.

Key Responsibility Areas

Working as part of an established systems engineering community and supported by a team of experienced engineers, you will be responsible for: 

  • Developing practical skills in engineering design and development for complex systems, understanding key processes and technologies.
  • Gaining an understanding of the EW and UAS domains to support the development of relevant products and technologies.
  • Working closely with engineers across multiple disciplines to solve problems.
  • Completing tasks to a high standard in accordance with appropriate processes and procedures.
  • Developing and applying your academic skills to solve problems, generate ideas and be proactive within the team.

What we are looking for

Mandatory

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 any STEM discipline.  

For the Industrial Placement Systems Engineer role, the acceptable degrees are: mathematics, physics, aerospace/aeronautical engineering, electrical/electronic engineering, general engineering, mechanical engineering, and systems engineering.

You must have an understanding of mathematics to at least A-Level standard, and a basic understanding of electronics.

Highly desirable

You should ideally have experience of working with engineering development tools (e.g. MATLAB, Simulink, Rhapsody, Cameo, DOORS)

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!

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