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Manufacturing Apprentice

  • Basildon,
  • Competitive

Leonardo - Engineering the Future

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.

Leonardo’s three-year Manufacturing Apprenticeship provides a wealth of learning and development opportunities including an Engineering BTEC, NVQ Level 2 (PEO) and a Level 3 NVQ in Engineering Working with world-leading specialists, you will increase your technical skills and capability, and develop your academic and practical understanding of the diverse world that is manufacturing & supply chain.

You will undertake a series of three-month rotational placements – covering Mechanical Assembly, Electromechanical Assembly, Electro Optic Assembly, Environmental Facility, Material Supply and Logistics, Master Production Scheduling and Industrial Engineering – identifying and resolving problems as they occur, within basic operating procedures. You will also learn how to build industry-leading infrared cameras and detector systems, and how to test these systems under multiple environmental stresses. You’ll experience how we manage the flow of material through our supply chain, and how we ensure the process is as efficient as possible.

The apprenticeship will also involve daily meetings on schedule adherence, load boards and visual KPIs, with an emphasis on you organising your own workload to ensure time is utilised effectively.

Later in the apprenticeship, you will provide coaching and guidance to junior team members and/or apprentices.

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 the company’s UK sites to meet with colleagues, customers and suppliers. Occasionally you may also travel abroad.

Key Responsibility Areas

Years 1 and 2: 

Through rotational placements you will gather real work evidence such as written logs describing day-to-day tasks completed and highlighting the key engineering competencies you have demonstrated. The NVQ Level 3 will require you to complete a folder of this evidence, demonstrating your development into a well-rounded technician/engineer through on-the-job training. During this time you will also be attending college on day release to gain the academic qualifications required by the NVQ framework.

Year 3: 

Having gained broad experience across Leonardo, you will undertake a final placement, with on-the-job training being more focused on a particular discipline. This will also provide you with the final pieces of evidence required to fully complete the NVQ.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

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

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

We Value:
  • A methodical and practical approach to problem-solving
  • An enthusiasm to learn and develop practical and personal skills to compliment the business requirements
  • Good team working skills
  • Initiative and flexibility and the desire to learn and develop
  • An enthusiastic approach to working in this exciting environment
Additional Requirements
  • A minimum of 5 years’ permanent residency in the UK
  • Successfully complete SC security clearance
What’s in it for me?
  • Leonardo values its 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)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free gym membership
Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition, so APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment. The deadline for applications is 10th March 2019 and roles will be closed as soon as they are offered. Assessment Centres for this area will take place between February and April 2019.

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