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Graduate Supportability 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.

Imagine you are in a conflict zone, responsible for fixing the broken Electronic Warfare Equipment on an RAF jet. Do you have the right tools, spares, training to do the job under pressure?
Supportability Engineering is about planning cost effective support of equipment through its life, ensuring that the end user has:

Equipment that will be reliable and easy to maintain relevant handbooks / help files
Training that will enable them to use and maintain the equipment
The correct infrastructure, tools and test equipment so that they can use and maintain the equipment in challenging environments.

This is done through mathematical analysis and modelling, equipment appraisals, handbook preparation and training course preparation and delivery.

Supportability Engineering are involved in the whole life cycle of a product (from concept to disposal) and work with design engineers, equipment suppliers, production teams and end users.

The Graduate Supportability Engineer will gain an understanding of all functions within the department and will undertake specific tasks which contribute to the processes, knowledge or deliverables of the company.

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 customers demands 



Key Responsibility Areas

The graduate will be required to undertake a range of activities within the Supportability Engineering Function, typically:

  • Reviewing field failure data to identify patterns and trends, presenting data to customers and design teams and recommending areas for improvement
  • Assessing the expected Reliability of products in development
  • Undertaking Maintainability appraisals for products in development
  • Assessing the availability of in-service products
  • Contributing to the Reliability and Maintainability Case
  • Undertaking analysis to support safety assessments
  • Quantifying spares requirements and through life costs
  • Helping to define the support infrastructure
  • Developing customer technical documentation and training
  • Liaising with teams within Supportability Engineering and other functions



Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • 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.
  • All our roles require predicted minimum of an upper second class honours degree in a relevant discipline. Relevant degrees include systems/electronics/aeronautical engineering, mathematics and physics. or a higher degree such as a MEng, MSc. or PhD.
  • Basic understanding of electronics - components & systems (or willingness to learn)
  • Ability to organise data (from a range of data formats) and extract pertinent facts and conclusions
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good report writing ability


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?

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

Don’t delay –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.


Contact information:

Recruitment Team

Email: leonardo.gb@mailhr.info

Phone: 0333 999 3379