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Manufacturing Apprentice - 2488

Job Ref :2488
Category :Apprenticeship
Duration :Permanent
Salary :Competitive
No. Jobs :Multiple
Location :Luton

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The opportunity:Manufacturing Apprentice

On joining the 3 year Leonardo Manufacturing Apprentice Programme, you will unlock a wealth of learning and development opportunities. We have created a programme that not only increases your technical skills and capability through hands on experience working with specialists in their field but also develops your academic and practical understanding of the diverse world that is Manufacturing & Supply Chain. You become part of a programme that is managed and tailored to provide a springboard into the world of Manufacturing. 

Key Responsibilities

You will rotate around the different manufacturing placements on offer, gaining hands on experience while learning from those more experienced employees around you. Placements may include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Test solutions
  • Material control
  • Logistics
  • AIT (Test)

You will complete small work packages across the departments allowing them to get a thorough understanding of how each department contributes to the success of the company. You must also:

  • Follow company policies and procedures to ensure safe working at all times
  • Record learning points throughout their apprenticeship, helping to engrain knowledge and to build evidence for NVQ Assessment
  • Have timely completion of NVQ course requirements
  • Follow set instructions and complete tasks promptly, efficiently and in line with schedule

Towards the end of the Apprentice Training Scheme, individuals will be expected to focus on more specialised roles and undertake greater responsibilities in preparation for moving to a permanent role.

Role Requirements

Years 1 and 2:

Through a mixture of work placements and college modules you will develop the key engineering skills and knowledge to work effectively in a high technology manufacturing company, gaining the necessary academic credits for an NC in Engineering and vocational credits for your Extended Diploma NVQ.

Year 3:

You will be selected through a combination of academic/vocational progress to transfer onto one of our skill specific paths, which include:

  • Mechanical assembly and test
  • Electromechanical assembly
  • Electro optic assembly
  • Electronic test
  • Optical test
  • Environmental &System Testing/Diagnostics Facility
  • Material Supply Chain Control and Logistics
  • Manufacturing Support

This opportunity will develop your engineering skills. A supervisor will be available to provide mentoring whilst the apprentice is part of the team.

What do we need from you?

Academic requirements:

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

2 x GCSE grades 4 – 9 or grades A-C, English and Maths or equivalent.

No prior knowledge is essential, but having a genuine interest in Engineering would be beneficial.

Other needs:

Have a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK

Successfully complete SC security clearance

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.

In delivering against these challenges, people are our greatest asset and as a LeonardoApprentice 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 thiscutting 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 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!