Manufacturing Technical - Modern Apprenticeship - 8 posts - 16570
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 Manufacturing Technical Apprenticeship
provides a wealth of learning and development opportunities
including an HNC 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 engineering lifecycle.
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 rotational placements
in the methods of testing industry leading radar and laser systems
- covering Electronic Testing; Laser Testing; Radar Testing;
Industrial Engineering; Test Solutions.
During the rotational placements you will learn how to test
complex electrical and mechanical systems to ensure they are safe
and reliable. An example of this is when you undertake a placement
in our state-of-the-art environmental test facility where you will
be testing systems under various environmental conditions including
altitude, temperature, humidity and vibration. In other departments
you will be office based, looking at our manufacturing processes
and how they can be refined to reduce cost, or improve build
quality. The rotational placement plan will truly give you a
flavour of all aspects of engineering verification and test.
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
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
2 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
Sunday 10 March.