Aerospace Manufacturing Mechanical Fitter 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 Mechanical Fitter 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: 31 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £17,000.00

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

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Exact hours and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000228038

  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

Our manufacturing Mechanical Fitter apprenticeship is suited for those who are interested in the practical (hands-on) elements of engineering. 

Over the duration of the scheme you will have the opportunity to rotate across a number of placements, completing manufacturing activities, installation, testing / validation, and modification / repair activities on number of different aircraft, with the ultimate aim of moving you into a final placement area based on business requirements and your skills displayed during the apprenticeship.

There may also be an opportunity to work at an offsite location during the apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship will start with an Induction into Leonardo, followed by a team building event 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:

Placements may include (but not limited to), mechanical manufacturing, aircraft new build, In-service aircraft, aircraft flight side, off site placement in support of the aircraft (or modification).

The training you will be getting

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). 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 includes mathematics to AS / A2 level).

Year 3: Work placements at Leonardo Helicopters (4 days per week) and continuing the Level 3 competence (work related) qualification in Aerospace Manufacturing. Attend Yeovil College (1 day per week) to continue the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering qualification (this includes mathematics to AS / A2 level).

Year 4: Work placements at Leonardo Helicopters (5 days per week) and completing the Level 3 competence (work related) qualification in Aerospace Manufacturing.

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, 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

Talent Attraction Team (Early Careers)

ukcareers@leonardo.com

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Training

Training provider

YEOVIL 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

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: 31 Mar 2024