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About Leonardo
Leonardo is a global hi-tech player in Aerospace, Defence & Security. With sites across the UK, our company has a long tradition of employing young people in the business; a practice dating back decades. Our growth in the UK has resulted from the skills, energy and dedication of our people. We are committed to equal opportunity and offering personal fulfilment through the highest quality education and development.

Leonardo's growing national and international footprint offers real depth of capability – with over 7,300 employees in the UK and 47,000 worldwide, we have the global resources to deliver. Our latest opportunities in the Electronics, Defence and Security Systems sector provide constant stimulation for those who want to make use of their engineering degree.

Our customers include the Royal Navy, Commonwealth Games, US Coast Guard, US Customs and Border Control, Saab and the RAF.

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Developing graduates and apprentices
Leonardo prides itself on recruiting the very best. We run award-winning graduate and apprentice schemes for some 400 graduates and apprentices nationwide. Boasting a current retention rate that has seen 95% of apprentices stay with our companies at the end of their schemes, Leonardo understands that the future of its hi-tech business rests in the hands of the next generation of engineers. The Leonardo National Apprentice Scheme has been awarded the grade of 'Outstanding' by OFSTED and our Graduate schemes have full accreditation as we support individuals towards chartership. Many of our graduates and apprentices have won personal awards for their excellence in learning and practical application. Infact, we think our people are awesome and invite you to join our community and Share our Ambition. 
Our Diversity & Inclusion pledge
Diversity and Inclusion is all about embracing a wide range of individual and cultural characteristics, and respecting and valuing the vision, contribution and talent that each employee brings to our company.

Values at Leonardo Leonardo acknowledges the importance of recruiting and retaining a skilled and diverse workforce which is the key to achieving business success and to delivering performance.

Our Diversity and Inclusion philosophy can be defined as follows: 

Pool the best talent from any background

Encourage our people to fulfil their potential

Optimise our practices

Promote an inclusive workplace

Lead by example

Engage our people
Our Careers
  • Graduate Programme
    Our UK wide scheme offers stimulating, challenging activities to help you develop the skills you will need to thrive in our business.
  • Apprentice Programme
    Our award winning Apprentice Programme gives you the opportunity to earn while you learn, picking up skills and business knowledge that will give you an excellent start to your career.
  • Industrial Placements
    We try to give our placements a thoroughly memorable experience by getting them involved in the business, setting challenges that will help you grow as an individual.
Helping our Community
Our graduates are given the opportunity to take part in community support initiatives locally and internationally. Here is just a sample of some of the worthwhile activities that you could get a chance to be involved in within the local and international community:
  • Charity Fundraising for Cancer Research UK, Combat Stress and the Armed Forces Para Snow Team
  • Acting as a coach and mentor at an international Science Festival
  • Working as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Ambassador at local schools.