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Design Engineering Graduate Apprentice

General information


Ref. 000002


Closing Date: 13/03/2019


Job Description

Leonardo – Engineering the Future


Looking for a great start to your career in technology, earning and learning on a scheme that leads to an Honours Degree?

 We are looking to recruit the technical experts of the future through our outstanding Apprenticeship Programmes.


Leonardo’s four year Design Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship scheme in Edinburgh is looking for people who understand the importance of communication, who are able to work well as part of a team and also on their own initiative. You will have the drive and commitment to work through difficult problems to find the right engineering solutions.


You will study at the University of Strathclyde for completion of a BEng (Hons) in Engineering: Design & Manufacture through a mixture of work based learning, distance learning and day release at University. On completion you should have met the requirements for Incorporated Engineer as part of the way to gaining Chartered Engineer status.


We need people who understand the importance of our customers and are ready to commit to working in the business, whilst also committing to a 4 year degree programme.  At the end of the programme, you will work as a highly qualified member of our Engineering community in a discipline such as electronics, mechanical, test, support and systems engineering.


Note: This Apprenticeship assumes the candidate has little professional engineering experience is NOT suitable for candidates who already have an engineering degree.





Key Responsibility Areas


During the first two years of your employment, you will be required to spend up to one day a month at University.  You will

  • Learn how to design, manufacture and support advanced avionic equipment
  • Develop Engineering knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • Practice the full engineering lifecycle



Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

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

4 Higher Grades (or equivalent): BBBB

Mandatory: Mathematics

Mandatory: Physics or a Technology subject

Preferred: English and another STEM subject


Standard Grades (1-3) / National 5: (A-C) in English

(or equivalent qualifications to Highers / Standard Grades).


Additional Requirements:          

Have a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK

Successfully complete SC security clearance


What’s in it for me?

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

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Annual performance related pay increases
  • 33 days holiday and flexible working arrangements
  • Pension scheme (Contributory)


What are you waiting for?

A career in the defence industry rewards over 162,000 people and generates a £22billion turnover. This opportunity affords you the chance to be part of a community, working with some of the most talented engineers in the UK on some of the most exciting projects around.


Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition, so APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment. The deadline for applications is 13th March 2019 and roles will be closed as soon as they are offered. Assessment Centres for all Leonardo Apprenticeship opportunities are published on our website.





Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,600 employees. With its offices and industrial plants, the Company is present in 180 sites worldwide, with a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.


Contact information:

Recruitment Team

Email: leonardo.gb@mailhr.info

Phone: 0333 999 3379