Lauren Cutts

22 December 2021
Senior People Business Partner

Meet Lauren, a Senior People Business Partner, who joined Leonardo after university, initially undertaking an industrial placement and then completing the graduate programme. Having a supportive and sympathetic team allows Lauren to bring her whole self to work.

Who you are, how long have you worked at Leonardo and what you do?

I’m Lauren and I’ve worked at Leonardo since 2014, so in Leonardo terms I’m a relatively new starter – a lot of our people have been with the company for many more years. I work within the people function and have done so throughout my time here, currently supporting project management, planning and engineering for our Radar and Advanced Targeting Systems (RATS) line of business.

Where did you join from and what attracted you to Leonardo?

I joined straight from university where I studied Management and Business. Although I’d had part-time jobs in the past, Leonardo is my first full-time role. I visited the Basildon site on a school trip whilst studying for my A-Levels and was really excited by all the different projects and products which the company designs and manufactures. So when I saw there were opportunities to join, I jumped at the chance. I joined as an industrial placement after I’d graduated and then went on to join the graduate programme a couple of years later.

What do you like most about your job?

I love that I work with a really supportive team that allows me to bring my whole self to work. They are sympathetic and there are no judgements when someone is having a bad day.

What do you enjoy about working at Leonardo?

My manager trusts me to get on with my job which has made the transition to Custom Working an easy one. I get to work flexibly, both location and hours, meeting the demands of the business but also spending time with family and friends that a traditional 9 to 5 role may not always give me. As Basildon isn’t anywhere near the Edinburgh site (which is the home of our RATS line of business), Custom Working has enabled me to broaden my business awareness without the need for relocation.

What advice you would give someone considering joining Leonardo?

I would definitely recommend following us on social media; it gives you a real insight into Leonardo and its people. I tend to keep up-to-date via Instagram.

Why you would recommend Leonardo as a place to work?

Leonardo has allowed me to put all the skills I learned at university into practice and really develop my career. They have also encouraged me to keep developing my skills and funded my professional qualification – an MA in Human Resource Management. I get to work with great people and no two days are ever the same.

A World of Opportunity

Leonardo offers job opportunities across the UK covering a variety of job roles at all levels – from interns and apprentices to highly qualified professionals – including engineers, cyber security experts, programme and project managers, business analysts and many more.

Company Benefits

At Leonardo, we believe that our employees work best when they are able to achieve balance between work and other aspects of life. That’s why we are committed to designing policies and developing a working environment that promote the benefits and wellbeing of all our employees.

Company Benefits

Custom Working at Leonardo

Empowering our teams to work together in the most effective way, while focusing on the needs of our employees and customers.

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