Graduate Systems Engineer - Luton
graduate scheme

Graduate Systems Engineer - Luton

Competitive salary
Time left to apply
10 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Leonardo – engineering the future

Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within a globally renowned company?

Leonardo has an award winning Graduate Programme that develops promising young graduates into engineers and business professionals of the future.

Job Description
Graduate Systems Engineers are needed to join the growing Luton systems engineering community to work alongside some of the most talented engineers in the UK. You will support the development of world-leading technologies and capabilities across multiple domains including Avionics, Electronic Warfare, and Unmanned and Autonomous Systems (UAS).

Graduate Systems Engineers have the opportunity to be involved in all phases of the systems engineering lifecycle to create and deliver new and emerging capabilities required by our customers; from the development of system architectures and concept designs for the next generation of EW or UAS capability, through to live trials of developed equipment and systems in the UK and abroad and working alongside our customers and end-users.

Key Responsibilities
Working as part of an established systems engineering community and supported by a team of experienced engineers, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing and applying your academic skills to undertake various activities across the engineering lifecycle, delivering to agreed performance targets, including cost and schedule
  • Developing practical skills in engineering design and development for complex systems, understanding key processes and technologies
  • Gaining an understanding of the EW and UAS domains to support the development of relevant products and technologies
  • Working closely with engineers across multiple disciplines to solve problems
  • Completing tasks to a high standard in accordance with appropriate processes and procedures
  • Taking an active role in engineering process improvement, ensuring the communication of best practice across the systems engineering team
  • Using technical expertise to solve problems, generate ideas and be proactive within the team

Our two year Graduate Programme
On joining the Leonardo graduate programme, you will unlock a wealth of development opportunities and further learning. You will receive mentoring, coaching and support to achieve your personal goals and accreditation from your professional body.

We have created a programme across our UK sites that value those who continuously ask questions and look to resolve problems through creative and innovative thinking. We will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges.

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 and welcome bonus
  • Accommodation allowance (subject to eligibility) and three performance related pay reviews within the two years
  • 33 days holiday and flexible working arrangements
  • Contributory pension scheme

What can I expect from my working environment?
You will be working within world class facilities regardless of which site you are based. Dependent on your role, you may be working in an office or lab environment or a combination of both. There may also be opportunities to travel between different sites and to meet with customers and suppliers. Occasionally you may also travel abroad.

What are you waiting for?
A career in the defence industry rewards over 162,000 people and generates a £22 billion 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 graduates who want to work at the forefront of our technology. With the majority of our engineers having chartered status, you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.

The Leonardo Luton site is home to the Electronic Warfare (EW) and Major Air Programmes (MAP) lines of business, both part of the Airborne and Space Systems Division. The division develops and produces a wide range of products and solutions for both manned and unmanned aircraft platforms, including integrated mission systems, airborne radars and sensors, protection and countermeasure systems, on-board avionics and simulation systems.

Person requirements


  • Have an understanding of mathematics to at least A-level standard, and a basic understanding of electronics.
  • You must be able to satisfy the necessary security clearance for the role applied for and meet a minimum of five years permanent residency in the UK.


  • Able to work with minimum direction/supervision on complex tasks
  • Self-motivated with an aptitude to problem solving and ability to drive difficult issues to conclusion
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and the ability to interact with subject matter experts regarding a range of technical and operational topics
  • Confidence and ability to challenge/respond to technical/process issues
  • Knowledge of EW and UAS domain technologies and products
  • Experience of working with engineering development tools (e.g. MATLAB, Simulink, Rhapsody, DOORS, Teamcenter)

Qualifications and experience requirements

Obtained or are predicted to obtain a minimum of an upper second class honours degree in engineering, mathematics, physics or a relevant discipline.

Accepted degree subjects

physics · mathematics · computer sciences and IT · electronic and electrical engineering


Competitive salary



How to apply

Closing date: 31/03/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/03/2018

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