Software Engineer Degree Apprentice 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- Friday shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    41 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Grow your knowledge of an engineering business and what the role of a Software Engineer is by being part of our Integrated Project Teams.
  • 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

As a Software Engineering Degree apprentice you will spend the duration of your 3.5 year programme rotating through different projects to learn about Software engineering, the engineering lifecycle and developing your practical engineering skills.  You will be working with our experienced software engineers within our Integrated Project Teams to design and test new and existing products, using your new skills to solve problems, generate new ideas and support the development of the next generation of EW products.

You will also attend university on a day release basis to complete your Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Apprenticeship (ST0119) which includes a BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineer) degree. Through your work placements you will record learning activities and evidence to show your competency in set criteria and in your final year you will complete a project which forms part of your degree.

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

IT skills, Attention to detail


A Level or equivalent At least 2 STEM subjects or BTEC Extended Diploma (Grade 104 UCAS Points from A'Level) 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.




2 Alpha Court

Kingsley Road



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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

Digital and technology solutions professional

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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