Technical Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Leonardo (Employer)

Leonardo Mw Ltd (Training Provider)

Wage Competitive salary
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.
4 years (duration)
8 September 2022(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
5 positions available
13 March 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Leonardo’s four-year Technical Apprenticeship provides a wealth of learning and development opportunities. Working with world-leading specialists, you will increase your technical skills and capability and develop your academic and practical understanding of the engineering life cycle.

Responsibilities

Looking for a great start to your career in business, 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 Programmes.

You will be working within world class facilities regardless of which site you are based. 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 Technical Apprenticeship provides a wealth of hands-on learning and development opportunities. Working with world-leading specialists, you will increase your technical skills and capability, and develop your academic and practical understanding of the engineering design lifecycle by deploying the methods of designing electrical and mechanical systems.

Role description

You will undertake a series of rotational placements in the methods of developing electrical and mechanical systems – covering Systems, Mechanical, Hardware and Software Engineering – to give you a flavour of all aspects of engineering design.

These will include learning the methods of developing electrical and mechanical systems, designing mechanical components and assemblies using CAD, and being in a laboratory to test and develop cutting-edge PCB assemblies.

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. 

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.

Key responsibility areas:

Years 1 and 2:

During your first year you will spend time at college completing a Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, the foundation qualification of your apprenticeship. Upon completion, you will return to Leonardo to start your three-month rotational placements, while keeping a log of all the work you complete which will then be used towards your apprenticeship.

During your second year you will attend college on a day release basis to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, the knowledge qualification of your apprenticeship and continue with your rotational placements.

Years 3 and 4:

In your 3rd year you will get more involved in specific projects and become a key member of the team/departments you are rotating through. Your 3rd year will also see you through the workplace assessment phase of your apprenticeship by completing level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, the competence qualification of your apprenticeship.

For your final year, you will be selected through a combination of interview and academic/vocational progress to focus your development on a final work placement that lasts for the remainder of the apprenticeship

Commit to the successful completion of all your academic modules and assignments in support of the Apprenticeship standard (Ref: ST0457).

Future Prospects

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.

Reality Check

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
  • Custom Working Model – supporting health and wellbeing and Inclusion and Diversity

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.

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Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). 

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Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Good practical skills

Qualities Required

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

Qualifications Required

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

5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) (e.g., Functional Skills Level 2), to include English Language, maths, and a science.

Training Provided

Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard, Technical Support Pathway, which includes:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support

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.

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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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