Software Apprentice (Level 3) LEONARDO MW LTD

Leonardo offers a range of Apprenticeships from 2-4yrs. across a variety of STEM and business routes, offering paid training, coupled with on the job learning that enables you to gain practical skills, experience and knowledge that sets up the best start to your career.

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

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Closing date: 01 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

What you will do 

Our long established Leonardo facility in Basildon is responsible for the development of new technical solutions from concept, through design to manufacture and deployment.  As a Leonardo Technical Apprentice, you will have the opportunity to support us in many of those activities providing you with valuable experience in a range of tools and technologies.

If you like to be ‘hands on’ and fully involved in problem solving then you will enjoy working alongside our experts as we work through the technical challenges and practical problems of bringing new technology to life.  Our design offices, labs, virtual spaces and manufacturing facilities, filled with the people and equipment needed to explore what is possible, are an excellent opportunity to get to grips with some real ‘tech.‘

Our Software Apprentices develop their skills over the full lifecycle of software engineering.  Leonardo is a leader in advanced, software-enabled technologies and our teams in Basildon are engaged in a huge variety of projects.

The Leonardo Technical Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to explore what you enjoy the most.  Leonardo apprentices make a real contribution and gain valuable experience fit for a lifetime of interesting possibilities.  For reasons of security, we cannot advertise everything we do.  We can say that many of our apprentices have continued with us and enjoyed many challenges over the years and some have moved on to very senior positions in industry.

What we are looking for

Do you have an interest in technology? Do you enjoy making things? Do you need to know how it all works?  Do your friends and family turn to you when they have problems with their tech? If so, you might be the person we are looking for.

You will enjoy being part of a team and have a responsible attitude to your contribution.  You are organised about your work and commitments and will have achieved our entry grades.  Perhaps you contribute outside of school or college and through this have wider accomplishments?

As a good communicator, you will be able to tell us about your passion for technology, how you solve challenges and why you think this could be the opportunity for you.

The training you will be getting

  • This is a virtual course that you are required to attend live weeks virtually and a study day is allocated each week
  • 15 months of study and 3 months End Point Assessment
  • They will change placements every 3 months of the apprenticeship
  • Qualification Earned: Software Development Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

At Leonardo, we are strongly committed to supporting all our people, and, as society and the environment we work in changes, our approach to Inclusion and Diversity continues to evolve and adapt to reflect this. A culture of inclusion goes on to create an environment for greater collaboration, innovation and opportunities to develop as an organisation. If you are willing and able to commit to giving your best performance, you will find Leonardo a very rewarding place to work!  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths and a STEM subject (Grade A*-C or 4-9) 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.




Sigma House

Christopher Martin


SS14 3EL

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Training provider


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

Software development 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