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Technical Apprentice

Apprenticeship at Leonardo

Technical Apprentice

Apprenticeship at Leonardo

  • LocationBasildon, UK
  • Position levelApprenticeship
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 10 Mar, 2019
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • 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 Technical Apprenticeship provides a wealth of 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 lifecycle.

You will undertake a series of rotational placements in the methods of developing electrical and mechanical systems – covering Systems, Mechanical, Hardware and Software Engineering – to give you a flavour of all aspects of engineering design. These will include learning the methods of developing electrical and mechanical systems, designing mechanical components and assemblies using CAD program Creo 4.0, and being in a laboratory to test and develop cutting-edge PCB assemblies.

You will be working within cutting-edge 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:

During your first year you will spend most of your time at college completing a Level 3 BTEC in engineering. Upon completion, you will return to Leonardo to start your three-month rotational placements, while keeping a log of all the work you complete which will then be used towards your Level 3 NVQ. During your second year of college you will only go to college one day a week and spend the rest of the time completing the placements.

Years 3 and 4:

Once you have finished your Level 3 BTEC, you will then go onto study your Level 4 HNC in engineering which is completed one day a week at college. This will be done alongside your previously started NVQ. Once in your 3rd year, you will get more involved in specific projects and become a key player within the team/department. For your final year, you will be selected through a combination of interview and academic/vocational progress to focus your development in a final work placement that lasts for the remainder of the apprenticeship.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

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

  • 5 x GCSE grades 4 - 9 or grades A*- C or equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2), to include English Language, Maths and Science
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

Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition, so APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment. The deadline for applications is 10th March 2019 and roles will be closed as soon as they are offered. Assessment Centres for this area will take place between February and April 2019.

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Job location

Sigma House, Christopher Martin Rd, Basildon, UK