Contract: Four years, starting in autumn 2021
Salary: Competitive starting salary
Employer: Leonardo MW Ltd.
Closing Date: Saturday 6 March
You will learn to programme and how to design, integrate and test high-integrity software through a combination of University teaching and work-based learning. You will be given experience of all stages of the software development lifecycle and an awareness of other engineering departments who support the software engineers.
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.
Leonardo’s four year Software Engineering Apprenticeship scheme in Edinburgh is looking for people who understand the importance of communication, who are able to work well as part of a team and also on their own initiative. You will have the drive and commitment to work through difficult problems to find the right engineering solutions.
Leonardo values their people and we reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:
A career in the defence industry rewards over 162,000 people and generates a £22billion turnover. This opportunity affords you the chance to be part of a community, working with some of the most talented engineers in the UK on some of the most exciting projects around.
What might a day in this job look like?
You will study for completion of a BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering on a day release basis whilst working. You should gain the academic requirements for Incorporated Engineer as part of the way to gaining Chartered Engineer status.
Study will include standard classroom sessions, computer lab sessions, online blended learning modules, and work-contextualized industrial projects. You will:
What will I learn?
You will learn to programme and how to design, integrate and test high-integrity software through a combination of University teaching and work-based learning. You 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.
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. 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.
Note: This Apprenticeship assumes the candidate has very little software knowledge and is not suitable for candidates who already have a computing or software degree.
What Qualifications / Qualities are required?
You must have (as a minimum) the following qualifications:
5 Higher Grades (or equivalent): BBBBC
Standard Grades (1-3) / National 5: (A-C) in English
(or equivalent qualifications to Highers / Standard Grades).