Looking for a great start to your career in technology, earning and learning on a professionally accredited, award-winning scheme? We are looking to recruit the experts of the future on our nationally recognised, award-winning Apprenticeship Programme.
Our five-year Aerospace Engineering Degree (Rotorcraft) Apprenticeship provides a wealth of learning and development opportunities. By the end of the scheme trainees will have completed a Level 6 Degree (BEng) in Aeronautical Engineering.
The Apprenticeship will start with an Induction into Leonardo, followed by a team building event 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.
Working with world-leading specialists, you will increase your technical skills and capability, and develop your academic and practical understanding of the diverse world that is manufacturing & supply chain.
The structure of the Apprenticeship programme will be as follows:
- Year 1: Full time at Yeovil College with the possibility of working on-site in your placement at Leonardo Helicopters for 1 day a week post-Christmas.
- During years 2 -5 apprentices will follow a structured placement programme designed to ensure broad practical experience is gained in the required competences, as well as attending Yeovil College for 1 day per week and Plymouth University for a minimum of 1 day per week in years 4 and 5.
Each Apprentice on this route will need to complete an End Point Assessment as defined in the Apprenticeship Standard, this will take place in the final months of the program.
Key Responsibility Areas
Apprentices will work towards becoming a Rotorcraft Engineer on completion of their apprenticeship. Post-apprenticeship there are possibilities to progress through the grading structure and adopt additional responsibilities.
Our Rotorcraft Engineers are primarily office based but frequently work closely with aircraft, during the product development and production phases. Apprentices will plan/schedule engineering activities, play an active part in ensuring an efficient manufacturing process; design electrical components and systems using 3D modelling software. There are also opportunities to undertake testing activities, to support development and production of our products, as well Performance Analysis of the rotorcraft components and their intrinsic systems.
As a Rotorcraft Degree Apprentice, you will gain the majority of your experience through placements in some or all of the following departmental areas:
Structural Design, Rotor Design, Transmission Design, Materials Laboratory, Structural Mechanical Test and Evaluation Electrical Design, Avionics, Power Generation Systems, Electro-magnetic Environmental Effects, Systems Engineering, Electro-magnetic Environmental Effects and Manufacturing Engineering.
Leonardo values people with a passion for technical analysis, judgement and problem-solving. We reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:
- Competitive starting salary
- 25 days holiday and ability to earn flexi-leave
- Pension scheme (Contributory)
- Cycle to Work initiative
- Employee Discount Scheme
A career in the defence industry rewards over 162,000 people and generates a £22billion turnover. Come and be a part of a community and work with some of the most talented engineers in the UK on some of the most exciting projects around.
Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition so APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment. When applying on HireVue please select App Degree STEM.
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
- Practical hands-on engineering skills (though these will be developed)
- Interest in engineering and aircraft
- Time Management
- Attention to detail
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.
96 (240 pre 2017) UCAS points or above at A-Level standard or equivalent, to include Mathematics plus at least one further STEM based subject such as Physics, ICT, Computing, Electronics.
A GCSE grade B/5 in Mathematics, plus five GCSEs at Grade A-C/9-4 including English Language and Double Science or equivalent qualification.
Grade requirements for Mathematics, English and Science have to be met, however Science at a Level 3 (or grade D) can potentially be considered if the applicant has completed another relevant qualification i.e. BTEC Level 3 Engineering.
Leonardo prides itself on recruiting the very best. Our companies run flourishing graduate and apprentice schemes for some 400 young people nationwide.
We actively participate with other educational and engineering partners to help shape and develop the training and qualifications we offer to ensure that our future apprenticeship schemes continue to meet the expectation of our applicants and to match local and national standards.
Boasting a current retention rate that has seen 95% of apprentices stay with our companies at the end of their schemes, Leonardo understands that the future of its high-tech business rests in the hands of the next generation of engineers.
- Level 6 Degree (BEng) in Aeronautical Engineering