Industrial Placement Mechanical Engineer

Automotive, Aerospace, Electronic, Mechanical.

Job Description

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.  

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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!  

Leonardo are currently looking for a number of high calibre Industrial Placement Mechanical Engineers to be based in Luton, where you will engage in the Mechanical design and development of EW products in accordance with engineering common processes in a professional manner.

Role description

The successful candidate must be:

  • Enthusiastic with a desire to develop in the Mechanical Engineering Function.
  • Creative with ideas and recommendations based on sound engineering principals.
  • Team orientated in the working environment with a high degree of personal integrity.
  • Able to challenge ideas, proposed solutions and people in a constructive, positive manner.
  • Mindful of the Business environment.
  • Aware of the importance of cost and schedule.
  • Ethical in their approach to all their undertakings and adhering to core company values

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Contribute to Mechanical design and development.
  • Work within the integrated project team, providing accurate mechanical engineering output and assisting in the provision of technical information to ensure informed decision-making.
  • Support and facilitate reviews.
  • Liaison with other engineering functions for example systems, electrical, quality and production to ensure product & customer requirements are fully satisfied.
  • Perform ‘hands on’ mechanical design and development using 3D CAD or Analysis software
  • Deliver design solutions against requirements, within budget and timescales.
  • Create documentation in line with BS8888, including appropriate use of GD&T, to support manufacture, test and inspection of Mechanical items.
  • Manage design documentation through the company PDM system.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

The successful candidate should have the following skills and experience:

  • Currently undertaking a minimum of a Bachelors level degree Mechanical Engineering (or similar field).
  • Be a self-motivated individual, willing to take on new challenges and drive continuous personal development.
  • Strong communication skills across a variety of mediums i.e. written, verbal, digital, etc.
  • The ability to develop effective working relationships with peers and stakeholders.
  • Appreciate the principals of Mechanical engineering design
  • Ability to problem solve and engage in concurrent engineering
  • Some knowledge of using CAD and Analysis tools
  • Customer focused
  • Appreciate DFx, mechanical production processes and techniques.

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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Job ID Number: R0003843
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  • Deadline
  • Hiring Multiple Candidates
  • Salary
    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Duration
    12 months
  • Location
    Luton (Bedfordshire) (Hybrid)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
Also Accepting...
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Avionics
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Systems
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