Throughout the UK, around 415 young people are in training at different Leonardo facilities. To expand the pool of engineering resources, our Company supports initiatives such as the ‘5% Club’ which aims to increase the number of apprentices and graduates in the UK. Moreover, the Company operates a worldwide education programme aimed at encouraging young people throughout their academic careers to take an interest in science and technology. We have strategic partnerships with colleges and universities throughout the world to develop engineering research.
We are now offering over 200 early careers opportunities in our Electronics and Helicopters divisions, starting in 2018.
For more information, visit the apprenticeships section of the Leonardo in the UK website.
Please click on the relevant tab below for details of the apprenticeship opportunities available within our Electronics or Helicopters divisions.
Electrical, Defence and Security Systems
Leonardo understands the future of its high-tech business rests in the hands of the next generation of engineers. We have a long tradition of employing young people in the business, a practice dating back decades. Young people have been the lifeblood of our Company and will continue to help determine our future success.
We can offer more than just a job – this is a chance to develop the skills for an interesting and rewarding professional career with an industry-leading organisation.
Currently, there are over 100 trainees in this programme. Apprenticeships are offered in the areas of Craft, Test, and Design Engineering, as well as Business and Cyber disciplines.
Leonardo Helicopters (formally AgustaWestland) is a world leader in helicopter manufacture. We design, develop and manufacture an unrivalled range of helicopters & rotary wing technology for civil and military customers, with primary operations in the UK, USA, Italy and Poland.
Leonardo aims to attract enthusiastic people to join its highly regarded 'Craft', 'Technician' and 'Higher' Engineering apprenticeships.
Leonardo was awarded "Outstanding" status following our OFSTED inspection under the Leonardo Training Contract; the highest award possible, demonstrating our excellent training capability.
Our helicopter sector currently has over 200 trainees in its programme. Apprenticeships are offered in the following areas:
|Craft Apprentice – Electrical||Yeovil||4 years||Competitive|
|Craft Apprentice – Mechanical||Yeovil||4 years||Competitive|
|Craft Apprentice – Composites||Yeovil||4 years||Competitive|
|Craft Apprentice – Maintenance||Yeovil||4 years||Competitive|
|Craft Apprentice – Transmissions Machining||Yeovil||4 years||Competitive|
|Technician Apprentice – Electrical||Yeovil||4 years||Competitive|
|Technician Apprentice – Mechanical||Yeovil||4 years||Competitive|
|Degree Apprentice – Electrical||Yeovil||4 years||Competitive|
|Degree Apprentice – Mechanical||Yeovil||4 years||Competitive|
Frequently Asked Questions about Helicopter Apprenticeships
Applicants to the 'Craft' apprenticeship programme will need 5 GCSEs grade A-C or above including Maths, English and Science. The Technician Apprenticeship requires 5 GCSEs including a B or above in Maths, English and Science.
Applicants to the ‘Degree’ apprenticeship programme will need 240 UCAS points or above at A-level standard or equivalent, to include maths and at least one further STEM based subject such as science or engineering. Plus 5 GCSEs at grade A-C including Maths, English Language and Double Science or equivalent qualification.
We are currently accepting applications for our 2018 apprenticeship programme.
Please click here to apply.
(When clicking on the above link, you will be redirected to the Leonardo Helicopters division application site. Here you will need to login or register to apply. Please note, this is different application process to that of our Electronics division.)
Please note, we are currently in the process of updating the brochure which will be available here shortly. This will include details about the requirements under the new grading system.