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Manufacturing Technical Apprentice - 2409

Job Ref :2409
Category :Apprenticeship
Duration :Permanent
Salary :Competitive
No. Jobs :8
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 the technical and business experts of the future through our nationally recognised, award winning Apprenticeship Programmes.


Manufacturing Technical Apprenticeship Programme


On joining the Leonardo 4 year Manufacturing Technical Apprentice Programme, you will unlock a wealth of learning and development opportunities. You will become part of a programme that is managed and tailored to provide a springboard into the world Manufacturing. 


Key Responsibilities


You will increase your technical skills and capability through hands on experience working with specialists in their field but also develop your academic and practical understanding of the Manufacturing & Supply Chain.


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 a HNC in Engineering Systems and vocational credits for your SVQ.


Year 3: 

Placement within Production

  • Electronic Test
  • Laser Test
  • Radar Test
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Test Solutions
  • New Product Introduction

Year 4: 

Final Placement within Production

This on the job training will enable you to complete the SVQ level 3 evidence logs in years 3 and 4. The HNC and the work placements will be more tailored towards your area of specialism within Manufacturing and Supply Chain.


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 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 do we need from you?


Academic requirements:

2 Higher Grades (or equivalent):


Mandatory: Mathematics (A-C) or Physics (A-C) or Engineering (A-C)

Plus Another Higher subject, preferably a Technological subject e.g. Graphic Communication, Product Design, Craft & Design, Tech Studies, Computing etc. (A-C)



Standard Grades (1-3) / National 5: (A-C) English


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. 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 the different sites and to meet with customers and suppliers.  Occasionally you may have the opportunity to travel.

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!