Electronics, Defence and Security Systems
Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within a globally renowned company?
All our graduate roles require predicted minimum of either an upper second class honours degree in a relevant discipline (including physics, mathematics, electronic engineering, systems engineering, avionics and computer science for our technical engineering roles) or a higher degree such as an MSc. or PhD.
Applications are now closed for our graduate programme commencing in autumn 2020 at our Scottish and English sites, covering business support, engineering and manufacturing and supply chain. Details of applications for our Electronics, Defence and Security Systems graduate programme starting in autumn 2021 will be published in autumn 2020.
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 who are passionate about their work. 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. You will be working at the cutting-edge of technology, as well as enhancing your skills and business acumen, opening up your horizons to the diverse and dynamic ways in which your degree can be used.
The Leonardo Electronics, Defence and Security Systems Graduate Development Programme is a two-year programme that allows graduates to gain practical experience within the organisation to support professional development. This is alongside various development activities at company and group level which aim to ensure a smooth integration into the company whilst providing essential skills, knowledge and networking opportunities.
With over 200 trainees from apprentices to graduates, a thriving social network exists, with regular social events organised to integrate newcomers.
As part of our ongoing commitment to young peoples' educational development (demonstrated by our Gold level accreditation by Investors in Young People), all UK graduates will attend short modules away from the office throughout the two years to develop themselves and network across the company. These will include orientation, self-awareness and tackling business problems, all underlined by Leonardo's core strategies. Discover more about the i-grad conference.
- Minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree (such as MSc or PhD) in a relevant degree as stated above
- Industry experience beneficial but not essential
- Tenacity, fresh thinking and enthusiasm
- Analytical Mind
- A strong team player
- Conscientious and keen to learn
- A keen interest in pursuing a career in the aerospace industry
- Must have been a permanent UK resident for a minimum of the past five years in order to meet security requirements
We usually hold Assessment Centres around the UK, as part of the application process. However, due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, assessments will now take place as video interviews. Candidates will be sent individual invitations via email or text with full details in due course.
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