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Manufacturing Technical Apprentice

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Ref. 000015


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 professionally accredited, award winning scheme?


We are looking to recruit the technical and business experts of the future through our nationally recognised, award winning Apprenticeship Programmes.


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.


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.



Key Responsibility Areas

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.


Years 3 and 4:

Having gained broad experience across Leonardo, you will undertake a final placement and further your academic study to HNC 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



Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

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

  • 2 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)
  • Standard Grades (1-3) / National 5: (A-C) English


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


Additional requirements

A minimum of 5 years’ permanent residency in the UK

Successfully complete SC security clearance  


What’s in it for me?

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


Don’t delay – APPLY NOW. The deadline for applications is 13th March 2019. Assessment Centres for this area will take place in April 2019.





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