Industrial Placement Software Engineer

Software, Systems, Computer Science, Web Development.

The Opportunity

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.  

Exciting early career opportunities at Leonardo
Your story starts here.

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 as a Software Engineer

Working in a Scrum Team alongside highly skilled professionals you will be involved in product development across multiple products supporting multiple customers

  • You will work closely with experienced and multi-disciplined engineers to solve real problems
  • You will be provided with ongoing support and training from experienced engineers to develop your Software skills and give you real practical experience that may not easily be gained from the academic environment
  • You will gain experience across the full software lifecycle; activities such as: requirements analysis, design, code, unit test writing, and integrating the software on target
  • You will design and implement high quality robust code and support build, configuration control, and deployment
  • You’ll be working across a number of different languages including C++, JavaScript and Kotlin
  • You’ll be working across the full stack of Software including platform, backend, frontend and mobile

There are opportunities to progress through either managerial or technical career paths.

What we need from you:

Currently studying a relevant degree such as Computer Science, Computing or Software Engineering (BSc (Hon) / BEng (Hon) / MEng.) with an expectation for an appropriate gap in studies to undertake a placement. Applications are also welcomed from candidates who have completed a first degree and are looking to gain industrial experience prior to commencing a relevant higher degree (i.e. PhD, MSc)

  • Enthusiasm for writing code and a keen interest in Software Development
  • Experience of developing software in one or more of the following languages C++ , C#, Javascript or Java/Kotlin

It would be nice if you had:

Knowledge and experience of the following:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bash/Shell scripting
  • Front end web development frameworks such as React, Vue or Angular/AngularJS
  • Linux
  • Client server architecture

Experience of:

  • Agile software development; Scrum, Kanban
  • JIRA, Confluence and BitBucket
  • Knowledge and use of databases, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, CouchDB
  • Experience of using Git

Life at Leonardo

With a company funded benefits package, a commitment to learning and development, and a flexible approach to working hours focused on the needs of both our employees and customers, a career with Leonardo has never offered as many opportunities or been more accessible to as many people.

  • Flexible Working: Flexible hours with hybrid working options. For part time opportunities, please talk to us
  • Company funded flexible benefits: Access to private healthcare, dental schemes, Workplace ISA, Go Green Car Scheme, technology and lifestyle options (£500 annual allowance)
  • Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays, option to buy/sell leave and to accrue up to 12 additional flexi leave days per year
  • Pension: Award winning pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme with access to free mental health support, financial wellbeing support and network groups to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion (Enable, Pride, Equalise, Reservists, Carers)
  • Lifestyle: Discounted Gym membership, Cycle to work scheme
  • Training: Free access to more than 4000 online courses via Coursera
  • Referral Incentive: You can earn a reward for successfully referring a friend or family member
  • Bonus: Scheme in place for all employees at management level and below

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 which includes having a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.

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  • Deadline
  • Hiring Multiple Candidates
  • Salary
    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Duration
    12 months
  • Location
    Southampton (Hybrid)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Aerospace
  • Computer Science
  • Software
  • Systems
  • Web Development
Also Accepting...
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