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Design Engineering Technical - Modern Apprenticeship - 5 posts - 16568

26 October 2018

Contract:

Four years, starting in autumn 2019

Salary:

Competitive starting salary

Employer: 

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 four year Design Engineering Technical Apprenticeship provides a wealth of hands-on 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 design lifecycle by deploying the methods of designing electrical and mechanical systems.

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 engineers in the UK on some of the most exciting projects around.

What might a day in this job look like?

You will undertake a series of three-month placements - covering Mechanical, Electronic, Systems, Software and Quality Engineering - that will train you in the design and development of industry-leading radar and laser systems. A placement in any of these areas will involve learning how to design electronic or mechanical components using Computer Aided Design and analysis tools or working in a laboratory-based role developing and testing cutting-edge PCB and Mechanical assemblies. We help develop your communication and problem solving skills, working in a team as well as with our customers and suppliers. You will be working at the forefront of technology in world leading facilities and there may be opportunities for travel between the company's UK sites to meet with colleagues, customers and suppliers.

What will I learn?

Years 1 and 2: 

Through rotational placements 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 / Qualities are required?

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

  • 3 Higher Grades (or equivalent): 
  • Mandatory: Mathematics (A-C) and Physics (A-C) or Engineering Science (A-C)
  • Plus another Higher subject, 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.

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.