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Summer Placement - Electronics Engineering

Duration: 3 months. Edinburgh. Multiple vacancies.

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The Opportunity

Programme Description

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

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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.

Leonardo’s Summer 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 3 month Summer Placement Programme

Our Summer 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 Summer 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

Placement students will report to an experienced engineer who will provide them with day to day guidance and on the job training. They will be introduced to the hardware development processes and utilise state-of-the-art methods, technology and tools. Placement students will gain experience on an aspect of the development lifecycle. This could include requirements analysis, design, implementation, integration, applied research and test. Placement students will be given the opportunity to learn about the Leonardo product via a placement within a real IPT. The Placement student will work for an experienced engineer contributing to the solving of real life engineering problems on state of the art avionics sensor systems. Particular emphasis will be placed on learning practical skill that may not be easily gain or experienced in the academic environment of university.

What we are looking for

You should be matriculated in a MEng or BEng (hons) course in Electrical and Electronic engineering, or related discipline. We normally only consider candidates who are about to commence their penultimate year or final year. A full statement of courses and projects studied at university and corresponding grades/marks/percentage should be included in your CV.

Applications are also welcomed from candidates who have completed a first degree in electronics and are looking to gain industrial experience prior to commencing a relevant higher degrees (ie PhD, MSc) Candidate are required to demonstrate personal ownership and responsibility for their work, team working skills, technical excellence, creative problem solving ability, communication skills and leadership potential. Evidence of specialist knowledge and or interest in the area of RF engineering, Microwave engineering, Power supply engineering, EMC engineer, FPGA and high speed digital engineering may be an advantage.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Tomorrow
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 3 months
  • Edinburgh
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Avionics
  • Electrical
  • Electronic

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