Manufacturing & Supply Chain Career Opportunities
Leonardo’s Manufacturing & Supply Chain (M&SC) team supports the company’s diverse product portfolio across their complete lifecycle, ensuring customer requirements are always met. Working within our Lines of Business, our manufacturing technicians utilise sophisticated solutions and highly developed techniques across a range of capabilities including:
- Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT)
- New product introduction: transitioning emerging designs through early product development into series production
- Methods and processes: developing work instructions for AIT activities, defining methods, processes, tools and use of production aids
- Management and materials control: managing manufacturing activities and material requirements for specific products
- Logistics: maintaining optimum material flow to and from the shop floor
Within M&SC, we offer six levels of roles, with entry level focused on operating machinery or troubleshooting equipment problems. Higher level roles are concerned with improving production capacity, quality and/or efficiencies, and are required to keep abreast of technical developments through literature, technical contacts and major industry changes.
- Experienced Manufacturers
- Manufacturing Apprentices
- Manufacturing Technical Apprentices
- Manufacturing Graduates
Being an experienced member of Leonardo’s manufacturing function involves planning and managing people, resources and communication aspects of the manufacturing activities within an Integrated Project Team or equivalent. Role holders will typically be technical or managerial professionals with a deep knowledge and experience in a field of expertise. Roles at this level require broad experience across the manufacturing function and must be able to demonstrate value to the Lifecycle Management Process.
As a manufacturing apprentice, you will work under close supervision, supporting the smooth day-to-day running of manufacturing operations, and gaining ‘on the job’ training to achieve visible and measurable results. Rotational placements will give you an overall understanding of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical and Electro Optic Assembly, Environmental Facility, Material Supply and Logistics, Master Production Scheduling and Industrial Engineering, as well as experience working in the Machine Shop.
Applications are now open for the following manufacturing apprenticeships, starting in autumn 2019
A manufacturing technical apprentice learns the methods of testing industry-leading radar and laser systems through industrial engineering, test solutions, electronic, laser and radar testing.
Apprenticeships across Leonardo offer a foundation from which you are able to experience how the business works and operates, whilst continuing your learning journey and gaining more qualifications within your chosen career path. The business supports day release to college, and has work-based assessors who can help guide you through understanding the practical application of many of the theories that you will learn whilst studying.
Applications are now open for the following manufacturing technical apprenticeships, starting in autumn 2019
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The Graduate Development Programme is designed to support your first steps after leaving university and to help you develop your career. Through a comprehensive two-year programme, you will have the chance to gain a complete understanding of the organisation and be involved in real challenges from day one. You will have the opportunity to learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, while always being encouraged to use your initiative.
Typically your placements will consist of 3-6 month rotations across the Transmissions department including the opportunity to do an external placement elsewhere in the business.
In line with our commitment to skills development, Leonardo supports its manufacturing employees – from apprentices upwards – in achieving various industry-recognised qualifications throughout their careers.