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Business Apprentice - 2697

Job Ref :2697
Category :Apprenticeship
Duration :2 years
Salary :Competitive
No. Jobs :1
Location :Basildon

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Business Apprenticeship Programme

The Leonardo Business Apprenticeship is structured around a programme of placements that will see you move around the business over a 2 year period designed to give you as much experience of and exposure to an international business environment as possible. This will help you identify areas that interest/excite you and also give you a wider understanding of how a global business operates. The placement plan is flexible, giving you the opportunity to select which areas you would like to experience and for how long.


Key Responsibilities

This role will be specific to the Compliance and Legal area so you will gain valuable knowledge in many areas, understanding how the departments work together and support the business.  Typically, the following placements will be experienced for this position:


Legal - Working with the Company’s Legal Team to gain appreciation of the types of general legal support and advice the UK based legal team provide to the business, for example to the commercial and procurement teams, in  matters relating to the operation of Leonardo’s UK business across domestic and international matters.


Corporate Affairs - Working within Corporate Affairs you will gain experience of the Company Secretarial activities undertaken in relation to Leonardo’s main UK legal entity, its international subsidiaries, all UK registered group companies, and other international companies


Business and Trade Compliance - Working within the company’s business compliance team you will gain the experience and insight of how large International Companies manage their ethical compliance programme. As well as develop an understanding of Export Control and Trade Compliance requirements for shipping highly technical products across the globe. Whilst working within a team that implements and monitors compliance activities in relation to the company’s trade and business compliance programmes by understanding the applicable legislation and regulations (including the UK Bribery Act 2010 and the Criminal Finance Act 2017 to name just two).


Commercial - Working as part of the Commercial team you will gain an insight into the exciting world of contract management, offering support to customer negotiations to secure new business and support live programmes.


Procurement - Supporting the procurement team you will help build and maintain strategic relationships with our suppliers. Supplier relations are essential for successful and cost effective delivery on programmes.


Role Requirements

You will undertake an NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration as part of your apprenticeship. Furthermore, a significant number of Leonardo apprentices go on to undertake and complete a range of business and non-business related degrees. Leonardo is recognised for its outstanding work with apprentices, being named in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers by the City & Guilds and the National Apprenticeship Service.


Supported by a thriving apprentice community you will be encouraged to take part in a number of extra-curricular activities; from sporting to charity events and also school engagement programmes to help you develop both your professional and personal career.


On completion of your apprenticeship you will have the tools and experience required to discover your passion and secure a future at Leonardo. 90% apprentices complete the scheme and obtain a full time role in an area in which they will thrive, and many leaders of the business started their careers as apprentices.


What do we need from you?

Academic requirements:

2 x A Levels (Grade A* - C) one of which must be English, Maths or a Business subject


An alternative Level 3 qualification, which must be in a business related subject


GCSE (Grade 4 - 9 / Grade A* - C) in Maths and English


Other needs:

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


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’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 regardless of which site you are based.  Dependent on your role, you may be working in an office or lab environment or a combination of both. There may also be opportunities to travel between different sites and to meet with customers and suppliers.  Occasionally you may also travel abroad.


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!