Design Engineering Technical - Modern Apprenticeship - 5 posts - 16568
26 October 2018
Four 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.
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
Leonardo values its people and we reward commitment with a
competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package
- Competitive starting salary
- Annual incremental pay increases
- 3 performance related pay reviews in the two years following
- 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
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
- 3 Higher Grades (or equivalent):
- Mandatory: Mathematics (A-C) and Physics (A-C) or Engineering
- 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.
- A minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK
- Successfully complete SC security clearance.
- 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
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