Apprenticeship Opportunities

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 Electronics, Defence and Security Systems apprenticeships starting in 2019.


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.

Job Title Ref Location
Business Apprentice 71 Luton
Business Apprentice 6 Edinburgh
Technical Apprentice 129 Bristol
Technical Apprentice 127 Basildon
Technical Apprentice 69 Southampton
Technical Apprentice 23 Luton
Design Engineering Technical Apprentice 4 Edinburgh
Software Engineering Graduate Apprentice 3 Edinburgh
Design Engineering Graduate Apprentice 2 Edinburgh
Manufacturing Apprentice 126 Basildon
Manufacturing Apprentice 84 Luton
Manufacturing Apprentice 26 Southampton
Manufacturing Apprentice 20 Edinburgh
Manufacturing Technical Apprentice 15 Edinburgh


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Frequently Asked Questions about Electronics, Defence & Security Systems Apprenticeships


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 aims to attract enthusiastic people to join its highly regarded 'Craft', 'Technical' and 'Degree' Engineering apprenticeships.


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.


Applications are now closed for the apprenticeship programme commencing in autumn 2019 at our Yeovil site. We will open applications for the 2020 programme in September/October 2019.


Frequently Asked Questions about Helicopter Apprenticeships


Entry requirements

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 from 25 March until 5 April 2019.


Download the Leonardo Helicopters Apprenticeship Programme brochure.

Assessment Centre dates

Apprenticeship Assessment Centres will take place on the following dates around the UK:

Location Date
25 March - 5 April 2019 Yeovil
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