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Design Engineering Technical Apprentice

Apprenticeship at Leonardo

Design Engineering Technical Apprentice

Apprenticeship at Leonardo

  • LocationEdinburgh, UK
  • Position levelApprenticeship
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 06 Nov, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • CompetitiveCompetitive

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 Design Engineering Technician Apprenticeship provides a wealth of hands-on learning and development opportunities. Working with world-leading specialists, you will increase your technical skills and capability, and develop your academic and practical understanding of the engineering design lifecycle by deploying the methods of designing electrical and mechanical systems.

You will undertake a series of three-month placements – covering Mechanical, Electronic, Systems, Software and Quality Engineering – that will train you in the design and development of industry-leading radar and laser systems. A placement in any of these areas will involve learning how to design electronic or mechanical components using Computer Aided Design and analysis tools or working in a laboratory-based role developing and testing cutting-edge PCB and Mechanical assemblies. We help develop your communication and problem solving skills, working in a team as well as with our customers and suppliers. You will be working within at the forefront of technology in world leading facilities and there may be opportunities for travel between the company’s UK sites to meet with colleagues, customers and suppliers.

Key Responsibility Areas

Years 1 and 2:

Through rotational placements 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 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

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

Academic Requirements:

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

  • 3 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 (1-2) / 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 10th March 2019. Assessment Centres for this area will take place in April 2019.

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