Business Apprentice

Job Description:

The opportunity:

Leonardo offers a range of Apprenticeships from 2-4yrs. across a variety of STEM and business routes, offering paid training, coupled with on the job learning that enables you to gain practical skills, experience and knowledge that sets up the best start to your career. We offer competitive entry salaries from £14,000 to £20,500pa and fully support your academic learning through to qualifications, with salary increases as you progress.

Whether leaving School or College with GCSEs/Standards, A ‘Levels/Highers (or equivalent) or in work and looking for a new career path, you are fully supported as you rotate within the business working on real-time projects alongside highly skilled professionals who are passionate about their work. We support helping you settle in to your new location ensuring you are familiar with the team and have a warm welcome from day 1. There is a member of our Apprentice team at each site, helping you progress, ensuring your study time is protected, enabling access to digital learning as well as opportunities to get involved with the local community and STEM projects, enhance many aspects of each programme.

Leonardo is one of top ten largest defence companies globally, we make everything from helicopters to radios and have significant technological investment and products across Defence, Global Monitoring, Energy, Aerospace, Space and Manufacturing.

The Leonardo Cyber & Security Solutions Division, one of the three divisions in Leonardo UK, is a pivotal innovator, helping customers deliver and secure their digital transformation. Cyber & Security Solutions is at the forefront of supplying technology and services for both civil, defence and security markets, in both the UK and around the world, to enhance the capabilities of its Customers.

What you’ll do as a Business Apprentice:

As a business apprentice in the Cyber division, you will spend time with a number of different departments within the business to experience, understand and contribute to the team’s goals and successes.

Primarily, you will work in one of our largest integrated project teams (IPTs) providing support directly through all the functions that support successful delivery of outcomes and delighting our customer.

You will be directly involved with supporting the team and contribute to a number of key activities supporting:

  • administration of project processes such as site access, health and safety compliance and project reporting
  • management of the project plan against agreed budgets
  • management of the delivery of contractual obligations
  • effective procurement of goods and services and management of third parties providing them
  • monitoring project performance through use of KPIs, and effectively communicating any areas of concern
  • the correct use of tools such as SAP, application of processes and promotion of project management best practise
  • adherence to project governance through all lifecycles of the project
  • involvement with continuous improvement initiatives

Your experiences will provide an excellent foundation for further developing your career in any chosen area within the business.

What we need from you:

2 x A Levels (Grade A* - C) one of which must be English, Maths or a Business subject OR An alternative Level 3 qualification, which must be in a business related subject


GCSE (Grade 4 - 9 / Grade A* - C) in Maths and English

You enjoy working as part of team towards shared objectives.  Always striving for excellence, you deliver successful outcomes through your unique talents.  You are a:

  • confident and effective communicator both written and verbally
  • keen problem solver, confidently sharing your thoughts and ideas identifying innovative solutions
  • resilient individual with a growth mindset, thriving on challenge and using your experience to develop your abilities
  • organised, methodical person with an eye for detail
  • Excellent skills with standard software packages such as Excel, Power Point

Proven knowledge through a qualification in a relevant subject such as business studies would be an advantage.

Life at Leonardo

With a company funded benefits package, a commitment to learning and development, and a flexible approach to working hours focused on the needs of both our employees and customers, a career with Leonardo has never offered as many opportunities or been more accessible to as many people.

  • Flexible Working: Flexible hours with hybrid working options. For part time opportunities, please talk to us
  • Company funded flexible benefits: Access to private healthcare, dental schemes, Workplace ISA, Go Green Car Scheme, technology and lifestyle options (£500 annual allowance)
  • Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays, option to buy/sell leave and to accrue up to 12 additional flexi leave days per year
  • Pension: Award winning pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme with access to free mental health support, financial wellbeing support and network groups to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion (Enable, Pride, Equalise, Reservists, Carers)
  • Lifestyle:  Discounted Gym membership, Cycle to work scheme
  • Training: Free access to more than 4000 online courses via Coursera
  • Referral Incentive: You can earn a reward for successfully referring a friend or family member
  • Bonus: Scheme in place for all employees at management level and below

The starting salary for this role is £20,000

Please note that in order to apply for this opportunity you must be eligible for UK Security Clearance. Normally this is to the level of Security Check (typically known as “SC”) for our business which includes having a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.

At Leonardo, we are strongly committed to supporting all our people, and, as society and the environment we work in changes, our approach to Inclusion and Diversity continues to evolve and adapt to reflect this. A culture of inclusion goes on to create an environment for greater collaboration, innovation and opportunities to develop as an organisation. If you are willing and able to commit to giving your best performance, you will find Leonardo a very rewarding place to work!  

Primary Location:

GB - Rollestone

Additional Locations:

GB - Bristol - Coldharbour Lane, GB - Gloucester

Contract Type:

Hybrid Working:


 Published on 06-02-2024
 Deadline NA