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Business Apprentice - 2355

Job Ref :2355
Category :Apprenticeship
Duration :Permanent
Salary :Competitive
No. Jobs :3
Location :Edinburgh

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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 Business Apprentices for our business functions which support all of our products and customers, through our nationally recognised, award winning Business Apprentice Programme


The opportunity: Business Apprentice


Business Apprenticeship Programme


The Business Apprenticeship scheme will provide an opportunity for working within Manufacturing and Supply Chain where you will gain an understanding of the importance of Project Plans to meet both Business and Customer schedules. .


Key Responsibilities


The two year Business Apprenticeship scheme provides a variety of experiences through placements in business related disciplines. Placements available include Commercial, Finance, Resourcing, Procurement, Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Project Management, Project Planning/Support and logistics. You will study to completion of the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Business and required Core Skills on a day release basis, as well as undertaking the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 3 in Business & Administration whilst you are at work


Role Requirements


We are looking for people who understand the importance of communication, who are able to work well as part of a team and also on their own initiative. We seek people who have the drive and commitment to work through difficult problems to find the right business solutions.  We need people who understand the importance of our customers and who can work within the business to build both a sound business and product awareness.


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 people who want to work at the forefront of our technology.  Across our technical, engineering and business functions you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.


In delivering against these challenges, people are our greatest asset and as a Leonardo Apprentice you will broaden your horizons to a diverse range of possibilities.  You will be learning while working alongside design, development, manufacturing, test and delivery and business support teams to create this cutting edge technology for a worldwide market. 


If you are willing to challenge yourself, to stretch your boundaries, to apply your mind to the solution of challenging problems, join one of our accredited apprentice programmes and ensure you give yourself the best foundation for your technical or business career. You will be learning while working alongside the people that create cutting edge technology for a worldwide market. 


What do we need from you?


Academic requirements:


2 Higher Grades:

Mandatory: (A-C) Mathematics OR  (A-C) English 

Mandatory: (A-C) Business subject (examples; Business Studies, Project/Business Management, Finance, Accounts etc.)


2 Standard Grades / National 5:

Mandatory: (1-2) English and Maths

(or equivalent qualifications to Highers/Standard Grades).


Other needs:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK
  • Successfully complete SC security clearance


What’s in it for me?


Leonardo values their 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)


What can I expect from my working environment?

You will be working within world class facilities.  You will be working in an office environment and will be using Display Screen Equipment.  There may also be opportunities to occasionally travel between the different sites and to meet with customers and suppliers.


What are you waiting for?


A career in the defence industry rewards over 162,000 people and generates a £22billion turnover. 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.


Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition so APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment. Roles will be closed as soon as they are offered!