Manufacturing Apprentice

Manufacturing 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.

On joining the three year Leonardo Manufacturing Apprenticeship, you will gain experience through work placements and work towards an NVQ level 3 extended diploma. You will become part of a programme that is managed and tailored to provide a springboard into the world of Manufacturing.

Key responsibilities

You will rotate around the different manufacturing placements on offer, gaining hands on experience while learning from those more experienced employees around you. Placements may include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Test solutions
  • Material control
  • Logistics
  • AIT (Test)

You will complete small work packages across the departments allowing them to get a thorough understanding of how each department contributes to the success of the company. You must also:

  • Follow company policies and procedures to ensure safe working at all times
  • Record learning points throughout their apprenticeship, helping to engrain knowledge and to build evidence for NVQ Assessment
  • Have timely completion of NVQ course requirements
  • Follow set instructions and complete tasks promptly, efficiently and in line with schedule

Role requirements

Years one & two
Focusing on academic study and a range of work placements to develop key skills.

Year three
You will follow a more specialized path in one of the following areas:

  • Mechanical assembly and test
  • Electromechanical assembly
  • Electro optic assembly
  • Electronic test
  • Optical test
  • Environmental and system testing/diagnostics facility

This opportunity will develop your core skills, a supervisor will be available to provide mentoring whilst the apprentice is part of the team.

Towards the end of the Apprentice Training Scheme, individuals will be expected to focus on more specialised roles and undertake greater responsibilities in preparation for moving to a permanent role.

What do we need from you?

You must have (as a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Two x GCSE grades 4 – 9 or grades A-C, English and Maths or equivalent.
  • No prior knowledge is essential, but having a genuine interest in Engineering would be beneficial.

Have a minimum of five years permanent residency in the UK

Successfully complete SC security clearance

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 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 £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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