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26 October 2018


Two years, starting in autumn 2019


Competitive starting salary


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.

Work Environment: 

Leonardo's two year Business Apprenticeship scheme provides a variety of experiences through placements in business-related disciplines, working on real projects alongside specialists in the world of business. Placements you may cover include Commercial, Finance, Procurement, Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Project Planning, Bid Management and Sales & Marketing. The final positions will be in our Project Support Group within the Radar and Advanced Targeting Sector in Edinburgh.

What might a day in this job look like?

During the three-month placements, you will be working within cutting edge facilities, learning how the various business areas operate, discovering how projects are run, managed and delivered, and having opportunities to liaise with customers and suppliers. There may also be opportunities for travel between the company's UK and international sites.

Leonardo values its people and we reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Annual incremental pay increases
  • 3 performance-related pay reviews in the two years following your apprenticeship
  • 33 days holiday and flexible working arrangements
  • Pension scheme (Contributory)
  • Cycle to Work initiative
  • Free gym membership.

A career in the defence industry rewards over 162,000 people and generates a £22billion turnover. Come and be a part of a community and work with some of the most talented business professionals in the UK on some of the most exciting projects around.

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you will complete the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Business and required Core Skills on a day release basis, as well as undertake the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 3 in Business and Administration.

Year 1:

Through a series of rotational placements, you will gather real work evidence such as reflective accounts which describe day-to-day tasks you have completed and highlight the key business competencies demonstrated. The SVQ will require you to gather this evidence which demonstrates your development into a well-rounded business person through on-the-job training, gaining the essential practical skills needed to succeed.

Year 2:

Following completion of several placements, you will enter a final placement, becoming more focused on one particular discipline. This targeted learning allows you to build on your skills and knowledge and develop into a valuable member of the department.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

You must have (as a minimum) the following academic qualifications:

2 Higher Grades or equivalent:

  • Mandatory: (A-C) Mathematics OR (A-C) English  
  • Mandatory: (A-C) Business subject (examples: Business Studies, Project/Business Management, Finance, Accounts etc.)

2 National 5 or equivalent:

  • Mandatory: (1-2) English and Maths.

Other needs:

  • A minimum of 5 years' permanent residency in the UK
  • Successfully complete SC security clearance.

We Value:

  • Ability to achieve high performance 
  • Want continuous improvement 
  • Develop customer focus 
  • Able to work together 
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and confidence 
  • A passion for technical analysis, judgement and problem-solving.

Closing Date:

Sunday 10 March.