Contract: Three years, starting in autumn 2023
Salary: £14,000 per annum
Closing Date: Friday 24 March 2023
You will undertake a series of three-month rotational placements that will springboard you into the world of manufacturing and teach you how to build and test industry-leading radar and laser systems. The apprenticeship provides a wealth of learning and development opportunities including an NC in Engineering Systems, SVQ Level 2 (PEO) and SVQ Level 3 (Engineering Technical Support).
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 globally renowned and are continually expanding, offering exciting opportunities to talented people who want to work at the forefront of technology. Across our technical, engineering and business functions you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.
Leonardo values people that look to always develop throughout their career and along with an eager willingness to learn, a successful apprenticeship with us involves a drive to deliver results, sometimes from your own initiative, a patience for problem solving, as well as a need to comply with safety instructions and clear process compliance at all times. We view commitment to programme and learning objectives very highly.
What might a day in this role look like?
You will undertake a series of three-month rotational placements – which could include Mechanical Assembly, Electromechanical Assembly, Electro Optic Assembly, Environmental Facility, Material Supply and Logistics, Master Production Scheduling, Industrial Engineering and Machine Shop – that will springboard you into the world of manufacturing and teach you how to build and test industry-leading radar and laser systems. You’ll experience how we manage the flow of material through our supply chain and how we ensure the process is as efficient as possible. You will be working within cutting-edge facilities and there may also be opportunities for travel between the company’s UK sites and to meet with colleagues, customers and suppliers.
Years 1 and 2: During your first five months you will be attending college full-time to complete an SVQ Level 2. Once back on-site, you will conduct rotational placements where you will gather real work evidence such as written logs describing day-to-day tasks completed and highlighting the key engineering competencies you have demonstrated. The SVQ Level 3 will require you to compile a folder of evidence, demonstrating your development into a well-rounded technician through on-the-job training and gaining the essential practical skills to succeed. During this time you will also attend college on day release to gain the academic qualifications required by the apprenticeship framework.
Year 3: Having gained broad experience across Leonardo, you will undertake a final placement, with on-the-job training being more focused on a particular discipline.
What will I learn?
The apprenticeship provides a wealth of learning and development opportunities including an NC in Engineering Systems, SVQ Level 2 (PEO) and SVQ Level 3 (Engineering Technical Support). Working with world-leading specialists, you will increase your technical skills and capability, and develop your academic and practical understanding of the diverse world that is manufacturing and supply chain.
What qualifications/skills are required?
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.