As a large technologically innovative company, the key to our success is the passion of our people. Each year we seek to recruit enthusiastic people who are willing to drive change and innovate. Your talent and energy are essential to the future of our business to continue evolving in the competitive market and to ensure we meet our customers’ needs.


Our graduate training programmes have been designed to support your first steps after leaving university and to help you develop your career. Through a comprehensive induction programme, you will have the chance to gain a complete picture of the organisation and be involved in real challenges from day one.


For more information, visit our Leonardo in the UK website.


Please click on the relevant tab below for details of the graduate opportunities available within our Electronics or Helicopters divisions.



Electronics, Defence and Security Systems

Our two-year Electronics, Defence and Security Systems graduate programme is designed for individuals who are passionate about realising their full potential and who have achieved (or predicted to achieve) a 2:1 or higher in degrees relating to Engineering (electrical, electronic, mechanical, systems, aerospace, software, aeronautical), Maths, Physics, Computer Science or in any number of business-related degrees.


We are continually looking for applications from self-starter graduates with ambition and drive, who are capable of delivering and working as part of a team, whilst equally being capable of independent working.


Applications for the graduate programme close on 28 April 2017.


Job Title Ref Location
Graduate Systems Engineer 1466 Basildon
Graduate Systems Engineer 1519 Bristol
Graduate Laser Engineer 1719 Edinburgh
Graduate Supportability Engineer 1503 Edinburgh
Graduate Systems Engineer 1497 Edinburgh
Graduate Commercial Officer 1438 Edinburgh
Graduate Software Engineer (Test Equipment) 1430 Edinburgh
Graduate Software Engineer (Test Equipment) 1429 Edinburgh
Graduate Test Equipment Engineer 1428 Edinburgh
Graduate Software Engineer 1426 Edinburgh
Graduate Software Engineer 1487 Luton
Graduate Systems Engineer 1475 Luton
Graduate Hardware Engineer 1473 Luton
Graduate Project Assurance Engineer 1468 Luton
Graduate Procurement 1745 Southampton
Graduate Systems Engineer 1501 Southampton
Graduate Industrial Engineer 1480 Southampton



Our two-year programme allows graduates to complete several 3-6 month placements, designed to provide practical experience within the organisation. Graduates complete a number of development activities which aim to ensure smooth integration into the company, whilst providing essential skills, knowledge and networking opportunities.


Applications for business graduates are open until 28 February 2017. Visit to apply. (Applications for the engineering graduate programme closed on 13 January 2017).


Entry Requirements

Successful candidates will have achieved a minimum of a 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline and will be able to demonstrate technical knowledge and the behaviours required to ensure future success, identified by a rigorous selection process.


Applicants for places on the Engineering programme will preferably have gained a Masters level degree.


  Download the Helicopters Graduates Brochure for further information about the programme. Please submit your business graduate application by 31 January 2017.


Frequently Asked Questions about our graduate programme