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Systems Engineering Degree Apprentice Leonardo MW Ltd

Leonardo’s four-year Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme provides a wealth of learning and development opportunities. You will be working within cutting-edge facilities and there may be opportunities for travel between the Company’s UK sites to meet with colleagues, customers and suppliers.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 13 Mar 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (Shifts to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    08 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC001773592

  • Positions

    1 available

Programme Description.

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 experts of the future on our nationally recognised, award-winning Apprenticeship Programme.

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.

How this role fits in.

Leonardo’s four year Systems Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme is 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.

Role description.

You will study with one of our academic partners for completion of a Level 6 Bachelor Honours Degree (BEng) through a mixture of work based learning and attendance at  University. This Apprenticeship aligns with the current edition of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) at Incorporated Engineering (IEng) and Embedded Electronics and Systems Design standards (ST0151).

You will be working for a company at the cutting edge of technology, as well as enhancing your skills and business acumen, opening up your horizons to the diverse and dynamic ways to apply your academic learning in a practical environment.

We have created a programme across our UK sites that value those who continuously ask questions and look to resolve problems through creative and innovative thinking. 

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, you will work as a highly qualified member of our Systems Engineering community involved in a variety of world leading products.

Who would suit this role?

Leonardo values people that look to always develop throughout their career and along with an eager willingness to learn, a successful apprenticeship with Leonardo involves a drive to deliver results, sometimes from your own initiative, a patience for problem solving, as well as a need to comply with safety instructions and clear process compliance at all times. We view commitment to the programme and learning objectives very highly.

Note: This Apprenticeship assumes the candidate has little professional engineering experience and is NOT suitable for candidates who already have an engineering degree.

Key Responsibility Areas.

You will be required to regularly attend  University. You will:

  • Learn skills and develop knowledge in engineering process and practices, analytical methods, regulatory and quality requirements, systems design and integration and test
  • Develop business behaviours in communication, interpersonal skills, planning, leadership and professional commitment
  • Practice the full engineering lifecycle to become a professional Systems Engineer
  • Working to timescales
  • Work as a contributory engineering team member
  • Undertake day-to-day engineering activities with some guidance and support
  • Ask for support where appropriate and learn from more experienced team members
  • Contribute to engineering team decisions and understand why such decisions are made and their relationship to project success criteria
  • Explore new experiences and opportunities to learn within the engineering environment
  • You will be assigned a Mentor to support your journey to achieving professional status and invited to attend group based events, which will provide you with an opportunity to network with your peers and share best practice

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to achieve high performance
  • Able to work together

Personal qualities

  • Want continuous improvement
  • Develop customer focus
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and confidence

Desired qualifications

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

3 x A Levels (A*- C) one of which must be - English, Maths or a technical related subject

OR 

An alternative Level 3 qualification, which must be an engineering or ICT related subject 

AND 

GCSE (Grade 4 - 9 / A*- C) in Maths and English.

Future prospects

Leonardo values people with a passion for technical analysis, judgement and problem-solving. We reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Annual incremental pay increases
  • 33 days holiday and flexible working arrangements
  • Pension scheme (Contributory)
  • Cycle to Work initiative
  • Custom Working Model - supporting health and wellbeing and Inclusion and Diversity

Things to consider

Please note that in order to apply for this opportunity you must be eligible for UK Security Clearance. Normally this is to the level of Security Check (typically known as “SC”) for our business.

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. 

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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About the employer

Leonardo is a world-class advanced engineering company, committed to delivering winning, cost-effective solutions in the aerospace, defence and security sectors.

Balancing our global reach with sustained investment in our UK centres of excellence, we are focused on responding to the needs of Government and on the opportunities for exports.

We recruit and develop talented and skilled people and share learning and models of best practice across the group. Our UK growth has resulted from the skills, energy and dedication of our people. By championing the importance of engineering in newer generations, we aim to nurture the talent of tomorrow and help guarantee our future business prosperity.

Employer

Leonardo MW Ltd

Address

Sigma House

Christopher Martin Road

Basildon

SS14 3EL

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Training

Training provider

LEONARDO MW LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leonardo MW Ltd

Contact

Recruitment Team 0333 9993379 leonardo.gb@casemanagement.zellis.com

Leonardo prides itself on recruiting the very best. Our companies run flourishing graduate and apprentice schemes for some 400 people nationwide.

We actively participate with other educational and engineering partners to help shape and develop the training and qualifications we offer to ensure that our future apprenticeship schemes continue to meet the expectation of our applicants and to match local and national standards.

Boasting a current retention rate that has seen 95% of apprentices stay with our companies at the end of their schemes, Leonardo understands that the future of its high-tech business rests in the next generation of engineers.

Honours Degree in Electronics or Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Apprenticeship standard

Embedded electronic systems design and development engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 13 Mar 2022