Manufacturing Apprentice

Job Description:

Leonardo offers a range of Apprenticeships from 2-4 Years across a variety of STEM and business routes. This encompasses 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.

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.

As you would expect from a globally renowned Company, we offer a competitive entry salary and fully support your academic learning through to qualifications. We support helping settle you into 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 available at all times to help you progress, ensuring that your study time is protected, enabling access to digital learning as well as opportunities to get involved with the local community and STEM projects, enhancing many aspects of each programme.

Leonardo values people that look to always develop througout their career and along with an eager willingness to learn, a successful apprenticeship with us involves a drive to deliver results, sometimes from your own initiative, a patience for problem solving, as well as a need to comply with safety instructions and clear process compliance at all times. We view commitment to program and learning objectives very highly.

Leonardo is an international leader in electronics and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection, and sustainable 'smart' solutions. We are a continually expanding company, offering exciting opportunities to talented individuals who want to work at the forefront of technology. We hope that is you and look forward to you joining the team !

The 3-Year Manufacturing Apprentice Programme

On joining the Leonardo Manufacturing Apprentice Programme, you will unlock a wealth of learning and development opportunities. We have created a programme that not only increase your technical skills and capability through hands on experience working with specialists in their field, but also develops your academic and practical understanding of the diverse world that is Manufacturing and Supply Chain. You become part of a programme that is managed and tailored to provide a springboard into the world of Manufacturing.

Our programme is split into 2 x Phases:

Years 1 & 2:

Through a mixture of work placements and college modules, you will develop the key engineering skills and knowledge to work effectively in a high technology manufacturing company, gaining the necessary academic credits for an NC in Engineering and vocational credits for your Extended Diploma NVQ.

Year 3:

You will be selected through a combination of academic/vocational progress to transfer onto one of our skill specific paths, which include:

  • Mechanical Assembly and Test
  • Electromechanical Optic Assembly
  • Electronic Test
  • Optical Test
  • Environmental & System Testing/Diagnostics Facility

Beyond the programme, there may be the opportunity for apprentices to further their academic achievements based on their talents and capability and on the needs of the business. This on the job training will enable you to complete the NVQ level 3 evidence logs

What we need from you?

Academic Requirements:

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

2 x GCSE grades 4-9, to include English and Maths an (or equivalents)

Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to Achieve High Performance
  • Want Continuous Improvement
  • Develop Customer Focus
  • Team Player
  • Demonstrate Self Awareness & Confidence
  • A passion for Technical Analysis, Judgement & Problem Solving

Please Note: In order to apply for this opportunity, you must be eligible for UK Security Clearance. This includes requirements including having a permanent UK residency for a minimum of 5 years.

Primary Location:

GB - Southampton

Contract Type:

Hybrid Working:


 Advanced Apprenticeship
 Published on 09-04-2024
 Deadline NA