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Industrial Placement Electronics Engineer

Southampton.

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The Opportunity

Programme Description

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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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!  

What you will do

How this role fits in

Your role as a Leonardo Industrial Placement Electronics Engineer will be to support the design and development of our world leading electro-optical, communications and information system products under the guidance of experienced Electronics Engineering Leads.

You will be introduced to utilising state-of-the-art methods, technology and tools to explore all aspects of the development lifecycle, including requirements analysis, design, implementation, test, acceptance 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 including Mechanical, Software, Systems, Supportability and Design Integrity.

Role description

Electronics Engineers design, document, build and test electronics circuits and firmware designs to go into our various systems. In Electronics Engineering, you might be involved in designing for mixed signal design, power supply design, DAC/ADC, FPGA, high-speed serial interfaces and video/communication processing algorithms. The opportunity will be there to engage with all of these technologies across a diverse, interesting and exciting range of products including Thermal Imaging Cameras, Vehicle Camera systems, Counter UAV systems, Electronic Warfare products and Communication Systems.

There will be opportunities to develop expertise in the design of circuits, FPGAs and subsystems at various stages in the product lifecycle. This will include requirements capture, performance analysis, design, code, verification, validation and support to integration and qualification. You will gain exposure to other engineering disciplines and business areas.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • To learn the skills required to become a professional Electronics Engineer.
  • Working to timescales
  • Work as a contributory engineering team member (with support)
  • Undertake day-to-day engineering activities with some guidance and support
  • Ask for support where appropriate and learn from more experienced team members
  • 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.

What we are looking for

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

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. In all cases the subject should be Electrical, Electronic or Communications Engineering.

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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Opportunity Overview

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

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Avionics
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

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