Business Degree 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.

During your apprenticeship, you will have unlocked a wealth of learning and development opportunities through a series of placements, and gained valuable experience working on real projects alongside field specialists in the world of business.

Within the Material Control department, you will continue learning and building on the aforementioned experience. This involves being within close proximity of the production facilities and hardware on a daily basis, and being part of a collaborative team working towards optimal production lines. If this interests you at all, please read on for some of the role breakdown.

What you will do as a Material Controller

  • Work on innovative and exciting projects within IPT (integrated project teams).

  • Attend and contribute to project related meetings.

  • Contribute to continuous improvement across the business.

  • Utilise industry wide approved software, including SAP and Microsoft Office applications.

  • Organise own workload to ensure time is utilised effectively.

  • Review, release and manage internal Production orders in line with the Production Plan/Schedule.

  • Link any related drawings and Work Instructions to Internal Production orders.

  • Expedite work through the Production areas on a daily basis. This includes the retrieval and delivery of hardware/kits.

  • Advise relevant internal Stakeholders of any delays likely to impact achievement of the Production Plan/Schedule.

  • Co-ordinate & liaise with all cross-functional teams.

What we need from you:


You must have (as a minimum) the following qualifications:

104 UCAS Points from A'Level or BTEC Extended Diploma in Business Related Subjects plus 5 GCSE grades 4 - 9 or grades A*- C or equivalent, to include Maths and English

  • Good organisational skills, demonstrated through ability to plan and prioritise.

  • Analytical and logical nature with a strong desire for continuous improvement.

  • Proactive and motivated team players who can work collaboratively both within the function and the wider Integrated Project team.

  • Knowledge of appropriate areas of SAP system, with understanding of the impact of their contribution.

  • Good experience of processes and product to allow a level of independent working.

  • Adaptability and flexibility.

  • Good Communication Skills both written and oral.

  • Proven relevant technical proficiency through either qualification (NVQ level 3 / HNC) or recognised apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

Security Clearance

You must be eligible for full security clearance.  For more information and guidance, please visit:

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 £20,500

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!  

This is a great opportunity to bring your talents and form an integral part of Leonardo’s future. We can help you develop your skills and offer great opportunities to develop and grow, so why not join us.

Primary Location:

GB - Luton - Cap. Green 300

Contract Type:


Hybrid Working:


 Degree Apprenticeship
 Published on 06-02-2024
 Deadline NA