Contract: Four years, starting in autumn 2022
Salary: Competitive starting salary
Closing Date: Sunday 13 March
You will undertake a series of three-month rotational placements in the methods of testing industry leading radar and laser systems – covering Electronic Testing; Laser Testing; Radar Testing; Industrial Engineering; Test Solutions. During the rotational placements, you will learn how to test complex electrical and mechanical systems to ensure they are safe and reliable. You will study towards SVQ Level 2, SVQ Level 3 and an HND.
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 our technology. Across our technical, engineering and business functions you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.
You will be working within world class facilities regardless of which site you are based. Dependent on your role, you may be working in an office or lab environment or a combination of both. There may also be opportunities to travel between the Company’s UK sites to meet with colleagues, customers and suppliers.
This apprenticeship provides a wealth of learning and development opportunities. 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 might a day in this role look like?
You will undertake a series of three-month rotational placements in the methods of testing industry leading radar and laser systems – covering Electronic Testing; Laser Testing; Radar Testing; Industrial Engineering; Test Solutions. During the rotational placements, you will learn how to test complex electrical and mechanical systems to ensure they are safe and reliable.
What will I learn?
Years 1 and 2:
During the 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 are 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 Leonardo, 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 qualifications/skills are required?
You must have (as a minimum) the following qualifications:
3 Higher Grades (or equivalent): Mandatory: Mathematics (A-C) and Physics (A-C) or Engineering Science (A–C)
Plus another Higher Grade, preferably a technological subject e.g. Graphic Communication, Product Design, Craft & Design, Tech Studies, Computing etc. (A-C)
National 5 (or equivalent): A-C English
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.