Business Administrator Apprentice



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Wage Competitive salary
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, Shifts TBC
duration: 2 years
start: 2 September 2020
Advanced(level 3)
Business Administrator Level 3 (A level) (apprenticeship standard)
9 positions available
28 February 2020 (application closing date)
Leonardo’s two-year Business Apprenticeship scheme provides a variety of experiences through placements in business-related disciplines, working on real projects alongside specialists in the world of business. Placements may cover: Procurement and Supply Chain, Programmes, Transmissions, UK Government Sales and Exports, HR and Operations.


During each three-month placement, you will be working on the following:

  • Working with cutting edge facilities
  • Learning how the various business areas operate
  • Discovering how projects are run, managed and delivered
  • Having opportunities to liaise with customers and suppliers
  • There may also be opportunities for travel between the Company’s UK and international sites

Key Responsibilities

You will also gain skills throughout your apprenticeship, these include:

  • Information Technology
  • Record and Document production
  • Project Management

The Apprenticeship will start with an Induction into Leonardo, followed by a Trainee team building event at an offsite location (incorporating all 2019 Trainee starts). There will also be a Yeovil College Induction to ensure that apprenticeship requirements and expectations are fully established.

Placements will then commence onsite at Leonardo Helicopters (based on a 4-month period), rotating around different areas of the business. There will be a requirement to attend 3-hour Masterclasses on a monthly basis (this will be arranged by Yeovil College)

During the final stages of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will move into their final placement which will be their permanent role when leaving the apprenticeship programme.

Around about 15 months’ work will commence to prepare the apprentice for an ‘End Point Assessment’ (or EPA).  During the EPA, an Independent End Point Assessor will observe a presentation on a project that has been decided between the Employer and Apprentice with guidance from Yeovil College. There will also be a professional discussion conducted by the End Point Assessor and the apprentices are also expected to pass a Multiple-Choice Question test.

Future Prospects

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

Reality Check

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 on some of the most exciting projects around.

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.

Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition so apply now to avoid disappointment. The deadline for applications is February 2020. Assessment Centres will take place during March/April 2020.

Skills Required

  • Ability to achieve high performance
  • Want continuous improvement
  • Develop customer focus
  • Able to work together
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and confidence

Qualities Required

  • 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.

Qualifications Required

You must have (as a minimum) the following academic qualifications:

  • X2 GCSE at a minimum of a C/4 in English and maths

Training Provided

Training to be provided

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.

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About the employer

Leonardo is one of the UK's leading aerospace companies and one of biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment to the UK.

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