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Manufacturing – Modern Apprenticeship - 8 posts - 16569

26 October 2018


Three 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 three year Manufacturing Apprenticeship provides a wealth of learning and development opportunities including an NC in Engineering Systems, SVQ Level 2 (PEO) and SVQ Level 3 (Engineering technical support). Working with world-leading specialists, you will increase your technical skills and capability, and develop your academic and practical understanding of the diverse world that is manufacturing and supply chain. 

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 rotational placements - covering Mechanical Assembly, Electromechanical Assembly, Electro Optic Assembly, Environmental Facility, Material Supply and Logistics, Master Production Scheduling, Industrial Engineering and Machine Shop - that will springboard you into the world of manufacturing and teach you how to build and test industry-leading radar and laser systems. You'll experience how we manage the flow of material through our supply chain and how we ensure the process is as efficient as possible.

You will be working within cutting-edge facilities and there may also be opportunities for travel between the company's UK sites and to meet with colleagues, customers and suppliers.

What will I learn?

Years 1 and 2:  

During your first five months you will be attending college full-time to complete an SVQ Level 2. Once back on-site, you will conduct rotational placements where 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.

Year 3:  

Having gained broad experience across Leonardo, you will undertake a final placement, with on-the-job training being more focused on a particular discipline.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

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

4 National 5 (A-C) or National 4 (or equivalent): 

  • Mandatory:  Mathematics or Physics and English
  • Plus another two subjects, preferably technological subjects e.g. Graphic Communication, Product Design, Craft & Design, Tech Studies, Computing, Woodwork, Metalwork etc.

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.