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Graduate Mechanical Engineer


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Job Description

Leonardo – Engineering the Future

 

Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within a globally renowned company?

 

Leonardo’s Graduate Programme develops promising young graduates into engineers and business professionals of the future.

 

Your role as a Leonardo Graduate Mechanical Engineer will be to support the design and development of our world leading electro-optical, communications and information system products under the guidance of experienced Mechanical Engineering Leads. You will be introduced to utilising state-of-the-art methods, technology and tools to explore all aspects of the development lifecycle, including requirements analysis, design, implementation, test, build and product support. You will interface with customers (internal and external) on many factors within the design and liaise closely with Engineers from other disciplines particularly Systems and Electronics.

 

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 graduates who want to work at the forefront of our technology.  With the majority of our engineers having chartered status, you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.

 

Our 2 year Graduate Programme

 

On joining the Leonardo graduate programme, you will unlock a wealth of development opportunities and further learning. You will receive mentoring, coaching and support to achieve your personal goals and accreditation from your professional body. 

At Leonardo, we have some of the Industry’s most sophisticated technology at our fingertips, and we rely on having the very best employees to maintain our competitive edge.  As one of our graduates, you will be working for a company at the cutting edge of technology, as well as enhancing your skills and business acumen, opening up your horizons to the diverse and dynamic ways in which your degree can be used.

We have created a programme across our UK sites that value those who continuously ask questions and look to resolve problems through creative and innovative thinking.  We will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges

 

 

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Manage own development towards attaining Mechanical Engineer level through the Graduate Development Programme over 2 years.
  • You will be assigned a Mentor to support your journey to achieving professional status and invited to attend group graduate-based events, which will provide you with an opportunity to network with your peers and share best practice. Our aim is to develop your skills so that you can reach your full potential whilst working towards becoming a Chartered Engineer typically after 3 to 4 years.
  • Continue professional development throughout your career by formal training, learning "on the job" and keeping up to date with the latest developments which may aid performance.
  • To learn the skills required to become a professional Mechanical Engineer.
  • Working to timescales
  • Work as a contributory engineering team member
  • Undertake day-to-day engineering activities with some guidance and support
  • Ask for support where appropriate and learn from more experienced team members
  • Contribute to engineering team decisions, and understand why such decisions are made and their relationship to project success criteria
  • Explore new experiences and opportunities to learn within the engineering environment.
  • Seek and share good practice and knowledge locally to continuously improve own practices.

 

 

 

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

Ideally you will have obtained or are predicted to obtain a minimum of an IMechE accredited upper second class master’s honours degree in a relevant discipline.

You must be able to satisfy the necessary security clearance for the role applied for and meet a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.

 

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 & welcome bonus
  • Accommodation Allowance (subject to eligibility) & 3 performance related pay reviews within the 2 years
  • Generous holiday entitlement and flexible working arrangements
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Healthcare
  • Employee discounts with selected suppliers, including Gym Membership
  • Discounted coffee bar & restaurants at each site 
  • Free parking

 

What are you waiting for?

Leonardo is one of the biggest suppliers of defence equipment to the UK MoD,  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!

 

Our Assessment dates run from November 2018 to April 2019 and roles WILL be closed once offered.

 

Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition so APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Contact information:

Recruitment Team

Email: leonardo.gb@mailhr.info

Phone: 0333 999 3379