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Leonardo - School Leaver

Our company in a nutshell

Leonardo is offering over 200 roles across its UK graduate, apprentice and placement schemes in 2018. We welcome applications in both our Electronics and Helicopter divisions.

A global high-tech player in Aerospace, Defence and Security, Leonardo employs around 7,000 people at six major sites throughout the UK, 67% of who hold highly skilled positions.

A global high-tech player in Aerospace, Defence and Security, Leonardo employs around 7,000 people at six major sites throughout the UK, 67% of who hold highly skilled positions.

With over 45,000 employees worldwide, the company has a strong industrial presence in four markets: Italy (where the company is headquartered) the UK, US and Poland, and a network of strategic partnerships across the world.

Our growth in the UK has resulted from the skills, energy and dedication of our people. We are therefore committed to maintaining a skilled and diverse workforce and offering personal fulfilment through the highest quality education and development.

At Leonardo, we have some of the industry's most sophisticated technology at our fingertips, and we rely on having the very best employees to maintain our competitive edge. Each year we offer a range of graduate, apprenticeship and placement opportunities on our award winning development programmes across a range of engineering, business and cyber disciplines.   

Apprenticeship Opportunities

At Leonardo, we offer more than just a job - our apprenticeships are chance to develop the skills for an interesting and rewarding professional career with an industry-leading organisation.

Cutting-edge technology flows from the innovation and pioneering spirit of a highly competent workforce. We have invested heavily in our Technical, Manufacturing, Cyber and Business Apprenticeships. They combine hands-on training with further day release. This means you will be building a successful career working alongside true professionals, while gaining nationally recognised valuable qualifications for the future. You will also be involved in real projects, gaining an insight into how a highly successful company operates.

Our apprentices reap the rewards of working within a leading technology provider, whilst developing their own skill set and professional qualifications for their future careers. The company boasts a current retention rate that has seen 95% of UK apprentices stay with the company at the end of their schemes.

Our apprenticeship programmes have been rated "Outstanding" by OFSTED*. The OFSTED verdict reflects the high level of learning and career development offered to learners undertaking apprenticeship programmes. *(Ref OFSTED report 333554 - Overall grade 1 = Outstanding).

Placement Opportunities

A placement with Leonardo can provide invaluable support to your current university studies, whilst opening up your horizons to the diverse and dynamic ways in which your degree can be used within a high-tech business.

As a global leader in defence & security electronics and helicopter manufacturing, Leonardo undertakes leading edge research and development, and our placement opportunities enable you to be involved in real business projects from the outset, working with the people who innovate within this creative and fast-paced environment.

As well as you gaining hands-on experience, you will earn a competitive salary and relevant training and development opportunities through our internship programme.

We welcome applications across our geographical locations for either summer internships (short-term) or industrial internships (maximum 12 months).

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