Apprentices

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.

 

OPEN POSITIONS

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.

 

Apprenticeship opportunities

Job title Ref Location
Business Apprentice 2697 Basildon
Manufacturing Apprentice 2614 Basildon
Business Apprentice 2603 Basildon
Technical Apprentice 2471 Basildon
Cyber Security Engineering Apprentice 2540 Bristol
Business Apprentice 2473 Bristol
Cyber Security Apprentice 2401 Bristol
Manufacturing Technical Apprentice 2409 Edinburgh
Design Engineering Technical Apprentice -
Graduate Level
2384 Edinburgh
Design Engineering Technical Apprentice 2376 Edinburgh
Business Apprentice 2355 Edinburgh
Manufacturing Apprentice 2351 Edinburgh
Software Engineering Apprentice - Graduate Level 2310 Edinburgh
Technical Apprentice 2554 Luton
Business Apprentice 2512 Luton
Manufacturing Apprentice 2488 Luton
Business Apprentice 2480 Luton
Manufacturing Apprentice 2504 Southampton
 

Frequently Asked Questions about Electronics, Defence & Security Systems Apprenticeships

Helicopters

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:

 

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
Degree Apprentice – Electrical Yeovil 4 years Competitive
Degree 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.

 

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.

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