Graduate Business Apprentice - Project Planner

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 Leonardo’s four year Business Management Graduate Apprenticeship scheme in Edinburgh you will study at the University of Strathclyde for completion of a Business Management BA (Hons) degree through a mixture of work based learning, distance learning and day release at University.

We need people who understand the importance of effective project planning and controls and are ready to commit to working in the business, whilst also committing to a 4 year degree programme.  It is an opportunity to contribute and experience project planning in each of the business Sectors. At the end of the programme, you will work as a highly skilled member of our Project Planning and Controls community.

During Years 1 and 2 of the degree you will study core degree modules. In addition you will work closely with work-based mentors to enable you to apply your academic knowledge within the work context. You will learn how to schedule projects and  track project performance.  You will develop knowledge of project planning techniques and procedures and  gain practical experience  of SAP and P6 planning/project management systems. 

Years 3 and 4 are designed to develop higher level cognitive skills and enable the continued integration of knowledge, professional competencies and transferable skills.  You will provide input to Integrated Project Teams  meetings to answer questions concerning project planning  and  be able to co-ordinate activities with other related areas of the business  to support the planning process.  You will further enhance and develop your operational skillset to enable you to take ownership of your own project planning portfolio.

The final positions will be within the Planning Function in Edinburgh. 

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.

  • Pension: Award winning pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)

  • Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays, option to buy/sell leave and to accrue up to 12 additional flexi leave days per year

  • Flexible Working: Flexible hours with hybrid working options. For part time opportunities, please talk to us

  • Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme, access to Mental Health support, Financial wellbeing support, network groups (Enable, Pride, Equalise, Reservists,Carers)

  • Lifestyle: Discounted Gym membership, Cycle to work scheme  Company funded flexible benefits: Access to private healthcare, dental schemes, Workplace ISA, Go Green Car Scheme, technology and lifestyle options (£500 annual allowance)

  • 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

Role requirements:

4 Higher Grades (or equivalent): BBBB
Mandatory: Mathematics & English
Preferred: a business related subject
Standard Grades (1-3) / National 5: (A-C) in English (or equivalent qualifications to Highers / Standard Grades). SAAS funding from English apprentices moving to Scotland must have residancy in Scotland before August 1st

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 - Edinburgh

Contract Type:

Hybrid Working:


 Advanced Apprenticeship
 Published on 06-02-2024
 Deadline NA