Contract: Four years, starting in autumn 2023
Salary: £20,500 per annum
Closing Date: Friday 24 March
You will learn to programme and how to design, integrate and test high-integrity software and will be given experience of all stages of the software development lifecycle. You will study for completion of a BSc (Hons) in Software Development for Business through a mixture of work based learning and day release at university.
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 learn to programme and how to design, integrate and test high-integrity software and will be given experience of all stages of the software development lifecycle and an awareness of other engineering departments who support the software engineers. Subjects will include hardware-software interface, data communication, networking and security, software configuration and release management and subjects in business, personal skills and project management.
What will I learn?
You will study for completion of a BSc (Hons) in Software Development for Business through a mixture of work based learning and day release at University. You will gain the academic requirements for Incorporated Engineer as part of the way to gaining Chartered Engineer status.
During the teaching semesters, you will be required to attend University classes, seminars and labs on one day a week and in addition will be allowed another day to complete University projects and assignments. Attendance at University classes is mandatory, and must be treated in the same way as any other working day.
At the end of the programme, you will work as a highly qualified member of our Software community, developing software for technically advanced avionics systems such as the radar for the Typhoon jet.
What qualifications/skills are required?
You must be interested in IT and have a technical aptitude in software development, maybe gained through a hobby, designing an app/website or through programming.
You must have (as a minimum) the following qualifications:
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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