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Aerospace Manufacturing Composites Apprentice LEONARDO MW LTD

Leonardo Helicopters designs, develops and manufactures a range of the most advanced helicopters, rotary wing technology, also developing mission and performance critical systems. Our manufacturing Machining Apprenticeship is suited for those who are interested in the practical (hands-on) elements of engineering.

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

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Closing date: 24 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,780.00

    To find out about all of our Company benefits please visit: https://uk.leonardocompany.com/en/peoplecareers/life-at-leonardo/company-benefits

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, with exact hours and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000108913

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Our Aerospace Manufacturing Composites apprenticeship is suited for those who are interested in the practical elements of engineering. 

Over the duration of the scheme you will have the opportunity to rotate across a number of placements, based within the Dynamics Composites Centre (DCC) department, which is the area that manufactures blades for many of the Leonardo Helicopter aircraft, including military, civil and VVIP aircraft. The ultimate aim of the scheme is to move you into a final placement area based on the skills displayed during the apprenticeship.

Throughout the apprenticeship, apprentices may be placed in some or all of the following departmental areas within DCC:

  • Clean room: The manufacture of the majority of the blade products is completed in this area (including the blade spar, which is the main structural component of the blade)
  • Repairs: The area that deals with the in-service products, the blades come in from working aircraft that require maintenance or repair (this can be from general wear and tear or from battle damage). Non Destructive Test (NDT): The testing of the blades through the use of non-destructive test methods is covered in this placement
  • Inspection: The Inspection of completed processes/tasks against the requirements of the Leonardo Engineering standards
  • DCC Quality Control (QC): This department is responsible for the audit of DCC process compliance, and the Investigation of any product/process non-compliance that may occur

The apprenticeship will start with an Induction into Leonardo, followed by a team building week (including overnight accommodation) at an offsite location incorporating all Trainee starts. There will also be a Yeovil College Induction to ensure that apprenticeship requirements and expectations are fully established.

The structure of the Apprenticeship programme will be as follows:

  • Year 1: Full time at Yeovil College to complete a Level 2 competence qualification in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (practical/workshop based) and a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (knowledge/classroom based). There will also be some Enrichment activity during this year. Post-Christmas, there is a possibility of working on-site in your placement at Leonardo Helicopters for 1 day a week
  • Year 2: Work placements at Leonardo Helicopters (4 days per week) and starting the Level 3 competence (work related) qualification in Aerospace Manufacturing. Attend Yeovil College (1 day per week) to start the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering qualification (this qualification includes mathematics to AS/A2 level)
  • Year 3: Work placements at Leonardo Helicopters (4 days per week) and continuing the Level 3 competence qualification in Aerospace Manufacturing. Attend Yeovil College (1 day per week) to continue the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering qualification
  • Year 4: Work placements at Leonardo Helicopters (5 days per week) and completing the Level 3 competence qualification in Aerospace Manufacturing

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Year 1: Full time at Yeovil College to complete a Level 2 competence qualification in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (practical/workshop based) and a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (knowledge/classroom based). There will also be some Enrichment activity during this year. Post-Christmas, there is a possibility of working on-site in your placement at Leonardo Helicopters for 1 day a week
  • Year 2: Work placements at Leonardo Helicopters (4 days per week) and starting the Level 3 competence (work related) qualification in Aerospace Manufacturing. Attend Yeovil College (1 day per week) to start the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering qualification (this qualification includes mathematics to AS/A2 level)
  • Year 3: Work placements at Leonardo Helicopters (4 days per week) and continuing the Level 3 competence qualification in Aerospace Manufacturing. Attend Yeovil College (1 day per week) to continue the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering qualification
  • Year 4: Work placements at Leonardo Helicopters (5 days per week) and completing the Level 3 competence qualification in Aerospace Manufacturing

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This is a great opportunity to bring your talents and form an integral part of Leonardo’s future. We can help you develop your skills and offer great opportunities to develop and grow, so why not join us.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths, English, Science plus 1 other (Grade 4 - 9) Essential

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 which includes having a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.

About the employer

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 a continually expanding company, offering exciting opportunities to talented individuals who want to work at the forefront of technology.

Employer

LEONARDO MW LTD

Address

Lysander Road

Yeovil

BA20 2YB

Contact

Recruitment Team

leonardo.gb@casemanagement.zellis.com

03339993379

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Training

Training provider

YEOVIL COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online and complete an application form and attach their CV.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Mar 2023