Business Apprentice

Business Apprentice

Competitive salary

Job description

Leonardo - Engineering the Future

Looking for a great start to your career in technology, earning and learning on a professionally accredited, award winning scheme?

We are looking to recruit the technical and business experts of the future through our nationally recognised, award winning Apprenticeship Programmes.

Business Apprenticeship Programme
The two year Business Apprenticeship scheme provides a variety of experiences through placement within our diverse finance team. The finance function sits at the heart of the business and is involved in every stage of the product life cycle; from an 'Invitation to tender', through contract delivery, to invoicing of milestones and collection of cash.

Key Responsibilities
Interacting with a multitude of business related disciplines such as Commercial, Planning and Procurement.

You will undertake the Association of Accounting Technicians qualification via day release at a local college, and be supported in your studies by colleagues who have themselves completed the qualification.

Role Requirements
We are looking for people who understand the importance of two way communication, who are able to work as part of a team as well as on their own initiative.

We seek people who have the drive, commitment and resilience to work through difficult problems and arrive at the right business solutions. We need people who understand the importance of our customers and who can work within the business to build sound business, project and product awareness.

What do we need from you?

Academic requirements:

  • 2 x A Levels (Grade A* - C) one of which must be English, maths or a business subject


  • An alternative Level 3 qualification, which must be in a business related subject


  • GCSE (Grade 4 - 9 / Grade A* - C) in maths and English

Other needs:

  • Have a minimum of five years permanent residency in the UK
  • Successfully complete SC security clearance

What can I expect from my working environment?
This is an office-based role using display screen equipment, working full time hours which can occasionally be in a demanding environment. The role sits in an open plan office and therefore requires a degree of discipline in focusing on the job at hand balanced by the desire to integrate well in the team environment.

What’s in it for me?
Leonardo values their people and we reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Annual incremental pay increases
  • Three performance related pay reviews in the two years following your apprenticeship
  • 33 days holiday and flexible working arrangements
  • Pension scheme (Contributory)

What are you waiting for?
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.

Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition so apply now to avoid disappointment. Roles will be closed as soon as they are offered.

Company information

Leonardo is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable ’smart’ solutions. We are globally renowned and are continually expanding, offering exciting opportunities to talented people who want to work at the forefront of our technology. Across our technical, engineering and business functions you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.

In delivering against these challenges, people are our greatest asset and as a Leonardo Apprentice you will broaden your horizons to a diverse range of possibilities. You will be learning while working alongside design, development, manufacturing, test and delivery and business support teams to create this cutting edge technology for a worldwide market.

If you are willing to challenge yourself, to stretch your boundaries, to apply your mind to the solution of challenging problems, join one of our accredited apprentice programmes and ensure you give yourself the best foundation for your technical or business career. You will be learning while working alongside the people that create cutting edge technology for a worldwide market.


Competitive salary



How to apply

Closing date: 28/02/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 28/02/2018

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