Please click on the relevant tab below for details of the apprenticeship opportunities available within our Electronics or Helicopters divisions in the UK.
Applications are now open for our apprenticeships starting in 2019.
Leonardo Helicopters (formerly AgustaWestland) is a world leader in helicopter manufacture. We design, develop and manufacture an unrivalled range of helicopters & rotary wing technology for civil and military customers, with primary operations in the UK, USA, Italy and Poland.
Leonardo was awarded "Outstanding" status following our OFSTED inspection under the Leonardo Training Contract; the highest award possible, demonstrating our excellent training capability.
Our helicopter sector currently has over 200 trainees in its programme.
Current Apprenticeship Opportunities
Applications are currently open for the apprenticeship programme commencing in autumn 2019 at our Yeovil site in the heart of Somerset.
Frequently Asked Questions about Helicopter Apprenticeships
Applicants to the 'Craft' apprenticeship programme will need 4 GCSEs grade A-C (pre 2017) or grade 4 and above (post 2017) including Maths, English and Science.
The Technical Apprenticeship requires 4 GCSEs grade A-C (pre 2017) or grade 4 and above (post 2017) including English and Science, plus a grade B/5 or above in Maths.
Applicants to the ‘Degree’ apprenticeship programme will need 240 UCAS points (pre 2017) or 96 (post 2017) or above at A-level standard or equivalent, to include maths and at least one further STEM-based subject such as science or engineering. Plus 4 GCSEs grade A-C (pre 2017) or grade 4 and above (post 2017) including English and Science.
The assessment centre for helicopter apprenticeships will take place in Yeovil during mid-February 2019, with the exact date to be confirmed in due course.
Electronics, Defence and Security Systems
Leonardo understands the future of its high-tech business rests in the hands of the next generation of engineers. We have a long tradition of employing young people in the business, a practice dating back decades. Young people have been the lifeblood of our Company and will continue to help determine our future success.
We can offer more than just a job – this is a chance to develop the skills for an interesting and rewarding professional career with an industry-leading organisation.
Currently, there are over 100 trainees in this programme. Apprenticeships are offered in the areas of Craft, Test, and Design Engineering, Business and Cyber disciplines. Additionally, in Scotland, we run graduate level apprenticeships in Software and Design Engineering.
Current Apprenticeship Opportunities
Applications are currently open for the apprenticeship programme commencing in autumn 2019 at our Scottish and English sites, covering business support, engineering and manufacturing & supply chain.
|Design Engineering Technical Apprentice||4||Edinburgh|
|Software Engineering Graduate Apprentice||3||Edinburgh|
|Design Engineering Graduate Apprentice||2||Edinburgh|
|Manufacturing Technical Apprentice||15||Edinburgh|
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Assessment Centre dates
Apprenticeship Assessment Centres will take place on the following dates around the UK:
|9 January 2019||Bristol|
|23 January 2019||Basildon|
|5-6 February 2019||Luton|
|26 March 2019||Bristol|
|28 March 2019||Southampton|
|2-4 April 2019||Edinburgh|
|16-17 April 2019||Edinburgh|
|30 April 2019||Luton|
|1 May 2019||Basildon|