Graduate Opportunities

As a large technologically innovative company, the key to our success is the passion of our people. Each year we seek to recruit enthusiastic people who are willing to drive change and innovate. Your talent and energy are essential to the future of our high-tech business to continue evolving in the competitive market and to ensure we meet our customers’ needs. All our opportunities for undergraduates provide practical experience and development in a supportive environment.

 

Our graduate training programmes have been designed to support your first steps after leaving university and to help you develop your career. Through a comprehensive induction programme, you will have the chance to gain a complete picture 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.

 

Applications are now open for our graduate programme starting in 2019.

 

Please click on the relevant tab below for details of the graduate opportunities available within our Electronics or Helicopters divisions.

 

Helicopters

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.

 

Applications are currently open for the graduate programme commencing in October 2019 at our Yeovil site in the heart of Somerset. The ideal candidates will have studied a degree bearing relevance to Engineering, Business Studies, Manufacturing, Operations Management, Procurement and Supply Chain, Finance or Business Information Systems, and will have a keen interest in pursuing a career in aerospace.

 

The two-year programme will provide a personalised placement plan to prepare you for a permanent role within the business, on successful completion of the scheme. It represents an excellent opportunity for a career-minded person to gain a breadth of experience in a number of areas, before moving into a full-time role.

 

Current Graduate Roles

 
Graduate – Customer Support
Graduate – Finance Business
Graduate – Transmissions
Graduate – UK Government Business
Graduate – Products and Programmes
Graduate – Procurement Business
Graduate – Core Engineering
Graduate – International Govt Sales Business

 

Benefits

The Leonardo Helicopter Graduate Development Programme is a two-year programme that allows graduates to complete a number of 3-6 month placements designed to provide practical experience within the organisation.

 

Alongside this, graduates complete several 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 at Leonardo Helicopters from apprentices to graduates, a thriving social network exists, with regular social events organised to integrate newcomers.

 

Graduates will be based primarily within our Yeovil manufacturing HQ in Somerset, but potential opportunities exist for secondments and international travel.

 

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor’s Degree 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

 

The assessment centre for helicopter graduates will take place in Yeovil towards the end of January 2019, with the exact date to be confirmed in due course.

 

Download the Leonardo Helicopters Graduate Programme brochure

 

Frequently Asked Questions about our graduate programme

Electronics, Defence and Security Systems

Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within a globally renowned company?

Leonardo's award-winning Graduate Programme develops promising young graduates into engineers and business professionals of the future.

All our 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.

 

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 that 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.

 

Benefits

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.

 

Graduate opportunities are available to apply for across our UK sites; Edinburgh, Luton, Basildon and Southampton.

 

Entry Requirements

  • 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

 

Assessment centres will take place in various locations from November to April. Further details can be found in the ‘Assessment Centres’ tab above.

 

Current Graduate Opportunities

Job Title Ref Function Location
Graduate Business Development 132 Business Support Any UK site
Graduate ICT Business Systems Functional Analyst 122 Business Support Basildon
Graduate Business Development 94 Business Support Edinburgh
Graduate Procurement 92 Business Support Edinburgh
Graduate Commercial 72 Business Support Luton
Graduate Business Development 14 Business Support Edinburgh
Graduate Cyber Systems Engineer 128 Cyber Security Bristol
Graduate Systems Engineer (Advanced Targeting Systems) 174 Engineering Edinburgh
Graduate Systems Engineer (Mode 5) 155 Engineering Any UK site
Graduate Industrial Engineer 153 Engineering Luton
Graduate Electronics – Digital/FPGA 144 Engineering Edinburgh
Graduate Systems Engineer (Radar) 139 Engineering Edinburgh
Graduate Assurance Engineer 133 Engineering Southampton
Graduate Support Engineer 116 Engineering Any UK Site
Graduate Design Integrity Engineer 115 Engineering Basildon
Graduate Test Development Engineer 83 Engineering Basildon
Graduate Supportability Engineer 81 Engineering Basildon
Graduate Electronics Engineer 80 Engineering Basildon
Graduate Electronics Hardware Engineer 55 Engineering Luton
Graduate Firmware Designer 52 Engineering Luton
Graduate Microwave Designer 51 Engineering Luton
Graduate Antenna Design 50 Engineering Luton
Graduate Mechanical Engineer (Design) 36 Engineering Luton
Graduate Supportability Engineer 34 Engineering Luton
Graduate Mechanical Engineer 32 Engineering Edinburgh
Graduate Software Engineer 31 Engineering Luton
Graduate Software Engineer 24 Engineering Edinburgh
Graduate Mechanical Engineer 21 Engineering Basildon
Graduate Systems Engineer 18 Engineering Southampton
Graduate Systems Engineer 17 Engineering Basildon
Graduate Electronics RF/Uwave 11 Engineering Edinburgh
Graduate Systems Engineer (EW/MAP) 7 Engineering Luton
Graduate Project Manager (MAP) 159 Project Management Luton
Graduate Project Manager 114 Project Management Luton
Graduate Project Manager 113 Project Management Basildon
Graduate Project Manager 110 Project Management Basildon
Graduate Project Manager 59 Project Management Southampton

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about our graduate programme

Assessment Centre dates

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

Location Date
14 November 2018 Edinburgh
5 December 2018 Luton
9 January 2019 Edinburgh
16 January 2019 Southampton
End January 2019 (date TBC) Yeovil
13 February 2019 Luton
20 February 2019 Bristol
6 March 2019 Edinburgh
3 April 2019 Southampton
10 April 2019 Luton
11 April 2019 Basildon

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