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.


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 111 trainees in this programme. Apprenticeships are offered in the areas of Craft, Test Technician, Design Engineering Technician and Business.


Job Title Ref Location
Business Apprentice 1520 Bristol
Cyber Security Apprentice 1497 Bristol
Manufacturing Apprentice 1484 Basildon
Business Apprentice 1481 Basildon
Business Apprentice 1532 Edinburgh
Manufacturing Technical Apprentice 1435 Edinburgh
Manufacturing Apprentice 1434 Edinburgh
Design Engineering Technician Apprentice 1431 Edinburgh
Technical Apprentice 1496 Luton
Business Apprentice (Commercial) 1495 Luton
Manufacturing Apprentice 1462 Luton
Business Apprentice (Marketing) 1437 Luton
Technical Apprentice 1493 Southampton
Manufacturing Apprentice 1491 Southampton


Electronics, Defence and Security Systems apprenticeships applications close on 23 February 2017.


Assessment Centres

We are holding five Apprenticeships Assessment Centres during March and April:

Location Date
Wednesday 15 March 2017 Hemel Hempstead
Wednesday 29 March 2017 Edinburgh
Thursday 30 March 2017 Edinburgh
Wednesday 26 April 2017 Hemel Hempstead
Thursday 27 April 2017 Hemel Hempstead

Once the positions are filled at the each of the Assessment Centres, they will be closed. We therefore advise you to apply early to avoid disappointment.


Frequently Asked Questions about Electronics, Defence & Security Systems Apprenticeships


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 230 trainees in its programme. Apprenticeships are offered in the following areas:


Job Title Location Length Salary
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
Higher Apprentice – Electrical Yeovil 4 years Competitive
Higher Apprentice – Mechanical Yeovil 4 years Competitive


Frequently Asked Questions about Helicopter Apprenticeships


Entry requirements

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.


Applications reopen 6-10 March 2017

Applications for Helicopter apprenticeships are now closed. We are sorry if you did not manage to submit your application in time, but we will be reopening applications during National Apprenticeship Week, from 6-10 March 2017. Please visit our website between those dates and ensure you apply for any apprenticeship roles that are of interest. Good luck.


Download the Helicopters Apprenticeships Brochure