Technical Apprentice LEONARDO MW LTD

This four-year apprenticeship provides a wealth of hands-on learning and development opportunities including a BTEC Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering along with a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Technical Support Technician.

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

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Closing date: 01 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £17,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week with some time in college. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000220543

  • Positions

    7 available

What you will do in your working day

Years 1 and 2:

During your first year you will spend time at college completing a Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, the foundation qualification of your apprenticeship.

Upon completion, you will return to Leonardo to start your rotational placements within some of the following departments;

Electronics Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Operations and other engineering support functions.

During your second year you will attend college on a day release basis to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, the knowledge qualification of your apprenticeship and continue with your rotational placements.

 

Years 3 and 4:

 

  • In your 3rd year you will continue to rotate around different departments, gaining further knowledge of the company and developing your engineering skills. Your 3rd year will also see you through the workplace portfolio phase of your level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, the competence qualification of your apprenticeship. For your final year you will specialise in your chosen area, based on your experience throughout your rotational placements you will also complete the End Point Assessment for your apprenticeship in Engineering Technical Support (Apprenticeship Standard Ref: ST0457).

 

During your apprenticeship, you will:

  • Grow your knowledge of an engineering business and what the role of a technician is by being part of an integrated Project Team.
    Develop practical skills in engineering and understanding key processes and technologies.
    Support early careers activities - our apprentices have the opportunity to work as STEM ambassadors in schools, colleges and universities
     

The training you will be getting

Based at Bedford College, this four-year apprenticeship provides a wealth of hands-on learning and development opportunities including a BTEC Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering along with a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Technical Support Technician. Working with world-leading specialists, you will increase your technical skills and capability, and develop your academic and practical understanding of the engineering design lifecycle by deploying the methods of designing electrical and mechanical systems.

You will undertake a series of three-month placements – covering Mechanical, Electronic, Systems, Software and Quality Engineer – that will train you in the design and development of industry-leading radar and laser systems. Other placements will be laboratory-based, testing and developing cutting-edge PCB assemblies.

What to expect at the end of your 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, Attention to detail

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Science, Maths, English (Grade 4-9 or A*-C) Essential

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

300 Capability Green

Luton

LU1 3PG

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Training

Training provider

BEDFORD COLLEGE

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 May 2024