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Design Engineering Technical Apprentice - Graduate Level - 2384

Job Ref :2384
Category :Apprenticeship
Duration :Permanent
Salary :Competitive
No. Jobs :1
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.


The opportunity:  


Design Engineering Technical Apprentice - Graduate Level Programme


As part of the Design Engineering Technical Apprentice - Graduate Level Programme you will study for completion of a BSc Honours in Engineering through a mix of work based learning and day release to a Scottish university. On completion you will have met the requirements for Incorporated Engineer as part of the way to gaining Chartered Engineer status.  Over the four years of the apprenticeship you will start with broad based engineering fundamentals then gradually specialise in one or more engineering disciplines such as electronic, mechanical, test, support or systems engineering.


Key Responsibilities

  • Learn how to design, manufacture and support advanced avionic equipment
  • Develop Engineering knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • Practice the full engineering lifecycle

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. You will have the drive and commitment to work through difficult problems to find the right engineering solutions.  You are interested in engineering, maybe gained through a hobby, designing an App/website or through school. We need people who understand the importance of our customers and are ready to commit to working in the business, whilst also committing to a 4 year degree programme.


At the end of the programme, work as a highly qualified member of our Engineering community in a discipline such as electronics, mechanical, test, support and systems engineering.


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 engineering 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 Entry Requirements:


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

4 Higher Grades (or equivalent): BBBB

Mandatory: Mathematics

Mandatory: Physics or a Technological subject

Preferred: English and another STEM subject



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

(or equivalent qualifications to Highers/ Standard Grades).


Note: This Apprenticeship assumes the candidate has little professional engineering experience is not suitable for candidates who already have an HE engineering qualification.


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 performance related pay increases
  • 3 performances 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 with Leonardo is extremely rewarding. You will be working with some of the most talented people in the world on some of the most exciting, technically advanced projects.


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