Contract: Four years, starting in autumn 2023
Salary: £14,000 per annum
Closing Date: Monday 17 April
You will undertake a series of three-month rotational placements which could include the methods of testing industry leading radar and laser systems covering Electronic Testing, Laser Testing, Radar Testing, Legacy Product Testing, Industrial Engineering. The apprenticeship provides learning and development opportunities including an HND 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 the methods of testing industry leading radar and laser systems covering Electronic Testing, Laser Testing, Radar Testing, Legacy Product Testing, Industrial Engineering.
During the rotational placements you will learn how to test complex electrical and mechanical systems to ensure they are safe and reliable. An example of this could be within our state-of-the-art environmental test facility where you will be testing systems under various environmental conditions including altitude, temperature, humidity and vibration. In other departments you could be office based, looking at our manufacturing processes and how they can be refined to reduce cost, or improve build quality. The rotational placement plan will truly give you a flavour of all aspects of engineering verification and test.
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 complete a folder of this evidence, demonstrating your development into a well-rounded technician/engineer through on-the-job training and gaining the essential practical skills to succeed. During this time you will also be attending college on day release to gain the academic qualifications required by the apprenticeship framework.
Years 3 and 4:
Having gained broad experience across the company, you will undertake a final placement and further your academic study to HND level. These activities will be focused on your area of specialism and the on-the-job training will enable you to gather the final evidence required for the SVQ. Beyond the programme, there may be the opportunity for you to further your academic achievements based on your talents and capability and needs of the business.
What will I learn?
The apprenticeship provides a wealth of learning and development opportunities including an HND 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 engineering lifecycle.
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.
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