Electronics 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.

The role will involve Design and developing Hardware and Firmware subsystems


As an Electronics Engineering Degree apprentice you will spend the first 2 years of your 3.5 year programme rotating through the different Electronics disciplines to identify where your strengths and interests lie before moving into a final placement from your third year where you will join a specialist team of engineers and work within our Integrated Project Teams. During your placements you will work with experienced engineers to design and test new and existing products, learning about the engineering lifecycle and using your new skills to solve problems, generate new ideas and support the development of the next generation of EW products.

You will also attend university on a mixture of day and block day release to complete your Embedded Electronics & Systems Design Apprenticeship (ST0151) which includes a BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Through your work placements you will record learning activities and evidence to show your competency in set criteria and in your final placement you will complete a project which forms part of your degree.

During your apprenticeship, you will:

  • Grow your knowledge of an engineering business and what the role of an Electronics Engineer is by being part of our Integrated Project Teams.
  • Develop practical skills in engineering and understanding key processes and technologies.
  • Support early careers activities - our apprentices have the opportunity to work as STEM ambassadors in schools, colleges and universities

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

    What we need from you:


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

    120 UCAS Points at A'Level to include Maths and Physics, BTEC Extended Diploma or equivalent  and 5 GCSE grades 4 - 9 or grades A*- C or equivalent - Mandatory: English, Maths and Science Plus 2 subjects

    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 - Luton - Cap. Green 300

    Contract Type:

    Hybrid Working:


     Degree Apprenticeship
     Published on 06-02-2024
     Deadline NA