Systems Engineering Degree Apprentice - Degree (Level 6)

Leonardo (Employer)

Leonardo Mw Ltd (Training Provider)

Wage Competitive salary
37.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.
4 years (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
Aerospace engineer (apprenticeship standard)
6 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Leonardo’s four-year Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme provides a wealth of learning and development opportunities. You will be working within cutting-edge facilities and there may be opportunities for travel between the Company’s UK sites to meet with colleagues, customers and suppliers.

Responsibilities

Programme description:

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.

You will be working within world class facilities regardless of which site you are based. Dependent on your role, you may be working in an office or lab environment or a combination of both. There may also be opportunities to travel between the Company’s UK sites to meet with colleagues, customers and suppliers.

How this role fits in:

Leonardo’s four-year Systems Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme is looking for people who understand the importance of communication, who are able to work well as part of a team and also on their own initiative. You will have the drive and commitment to work through difficult problems to find the right engineering solutions.

Role description:

You will study with one of our academic partners for completion of a Level 6 Bachelor Honours Degree (BEng) through a mixture of work-based learning and day release at University. This Apprenticeship aligns with the current edition of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) at Incorporated Engineering (IEng) and Aerospace Engineer standards.

We need people who understand the importance of our customers and are ready to commit to working in the business, whilst also committing to a 4-year degree programme.  At the end of the programme, you will work as a highly qualified member of our Systems Engineering community.

As one of our graduate apprentices, you will be working for a company at the cutting edge of technology, as well as enhancing your skills and business acumen, opening up your horizons to the diverse and dynamic ways to apply your academic learning in a practical environment.

We have created a programme across our UK sites that value those who continuously ask questions and look to resolve problems through creative and innovative thinking. 

Who would suit this role?

Leonardo values people that look to always develop throughout their career and along with an eager willingness to learn, a successful apprenticeship with Leonardo involves a drive to deliver results, sometimes from your own initiative, a patience for problem solving, as well as a need to comply with safety instructions and clear process compliance at all times. We view commitment to the programme and learning objectives very highly.

Note: This Apprenticeship assumes the candidate has little professional engineering experience and is NOT suitable for candidates who already have an engineering degree.

Key Responsibility Areas

You will be required to spend up to one day a week at University. 

You will:

  • Learn skills and develop knowledge in engineering process & practices; analytical methods; regulatory and quality requirements; systems design and integration & test
  • Develop business behaviours in communication, interpersonal skills, planning, leadership and professional commitment
  • Practice the full engineering lifecycle to become a professional Systems Engineer
  • Working to timescales
  • Work as a contributory engineering team member
  • Undertake day-to-day engineering activities with some guidance and support
  • Ask for support where appropriate and learn from more experienced team members
  • Contribute to engineering team decisions, and understand why such decisions are made and their relationship to project success criteria
  • Explore new experiences and opportunities to learn within the engineering environment

You will be assigned a Mentor to support your journey to achieving professional status and invited to attend group-based events, which will provide you with an opportunity to network with your peers and share best practice.

Future Prospects

Potential to progress upon completion of this apprenticeship.

Reality Check

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.

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.

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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
  • Annual incremental pay increases
  • 33 days holiday and flexible working arrangements
  • Pension scheme (Contributory)
  • Cycle to Work initiative

Skills Required

  • Ability to achieve high performance
  • Develop customer focus
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and confidence

Qualities Required

  • Want continuous improvement
  • Able to work together

Qualifications Required

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

  • 3 x A levels (or equivalent) at BBB, Mathematics and Physics or a Technology are mandatory and English, or another STEM subject are preferred
  • GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including English Language, maths and a science plus 2 subjects

Highly desirable:

Has researched the principles of Systems Engineering and associated professional bodies and related standards.

Training Provided

Level 6 Aerospace Engineer apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • A BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) degree in engineering

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 next generation of engineers.

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