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Manufacturing Apprentice

  • Edinburgh, Midlothian
  • 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 NC in Engineering systems, SVQ L level 2 (PEO) and SVQ Level 3 (Engineering technical support). 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, Industrial Engineering and Machine Shop – that will springboard you into the world of manufacturing and teach you how to build and test industry-leading radar and laser systems. 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.

You will be working within cutting-edge facilities and there may also be opportunities for travel between the company’s UK sites and to meet with colleagues, customers and suppliers.

Key Responsibility Areas

Years 1 and 2

During your first five months you will be attending college full-time to complete an SVQ Level 2. Once back on-site, you will conduct rotational placements where 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 SVQ 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 and are gaining the essential practical skills to succeed. During this time you will also be attending college on day release to gain the academic qualifications required by the Apprenticeship 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.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

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

  • 4 Standard Grades (1-3) / National 5 (A-C) or National 4 (or equivalent)
  • Mandatory: Mathematics or Physics & English
  • Plus another two subjects, preferably technological subjects e.g. Graphic Communication, Product Design, Craft & Design, Tech Studies, Computing, Woodwork, Metalwork etc

We value

  • Ability to achieve high performance
  • Want continuous improvement
  • Develop customer focus
  • Able to work together
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and confidence
  • A passion for technical analysis, judgement and problem-solving

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 initiative
  • Free gym membership

Don’t delay – APPLY NOW. The deadline for applications is 10th March 2019. Assessment Centres for this area will take place in April 2019.

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