LEONARDO MW LTD

Craft Composites Apprentice

Employer:

LEONARDO MW LTD

Training Provider:

LEONARDO MW LTD

Wage Competitive salary
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday
duration: 4 years
start: 2 September 2020
Yeovil
Advanced(level 3)
Engineering Technician Level 3 (A level) (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
28 February 2020 (application closing date)
Leonardo’s four-year Craft Composites Apprenticeship provides a wealth of learning and development opportunities. By the end of the scheme Apprentices will have completed a Level 3 Vocational (work related) qualification in Aerospace Manufacturing, as well as a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering.

Responsibilities

The Dynamics composites Centre is the area that manufactures blades for many of the Leonardo Helicopters aircraft, including military, civil and VVIP aircraft. The blades are manufactured from the raw material. 

  • 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
  • Throughout this period, the apprentices will work with skilled maintenance engineers and will gain experience in both electrical and mechanical systems.
  • The Leonardo Helicopters plant and equipment cover a vast array of machines from large machining centres through to composite press tools and autoclaves

Key Responsibilities:

The structure of the Apprenticeship programme will be as follows: 

Year 1: Full time at Yeovil College to complete a Level 2 Vocational qualification in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (practical/workshop based) and a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Machining (knowledge/classroom based).

Year 2: Work placements at Leonardo Helicopters (4 days per week) and starting the Level 3 Vocational (work related) qualification in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.  Attend Yeovil College (1 day per week) to start the Level 3 Diploma in Machining qualification (this includes mathematics to AS/A2 level). 

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

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

During years 2, 3 & 4, apprentices will follow a structured placement programme designed to ensure broad practical experience is gained in the required competences. Apprentices will work with skilled fitters in each work placement to learn the required skills. 

** Please note depending on the progress of the individual the apprenticeship could take 5 years to complete.

Future Prospects

Excellent employment prospects once qualified.

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 with some of the most talented engineers in the UK on some of the most exciting projects around.

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

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:

4 x GCSE’s at grade A* - C / 4 - 9 (or equivalent) including:

Mandatory:

Maths, English Language and/or Literature, Science* (minimum acceptable requirement for Combined Science needs to be GCSE grade 4:4)

Grade requirements for 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 qualification which could be used in conjunction i.e. BTEC Level 3 Engineering.

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 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.

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Aeronatical Engineering

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