Manufacturing Engineering 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.

Apprentice Manufacturing Technician – Prototype Machine Shop

We are pleased to be recruiting a craft based Apprentice Manufacturing Technician to work in our Machine Shop and Additive Manufacturing Facility at our Luton site. You will be part of the busy Manufacturing Engineering Team, learning to work on prototype developments, jigs, and tooling to support new programs and existing production. We are looking for someone with a passion for developing high quality engineering skills and a keenness to learn.

What you’ll do as an Apprentice Manufacturing Technician:

As an Apprentice you will experience a mixture of ‘on the job’ training to develop your craft skills, working alongside highly skilled Engineers and further education organized by the company for ensure you have the best opportunities to progress your career.

In this varied role, you will learn to design and make articles in a variety of materials such as aircraft grade Aluminium, Steel and Engineering Plastics. You will learn to use a range of machine tools, both manual and CNC and become highly proficient in the use of CAD and CAD/CAM systems for design and manufacture on a range of cutting-edge processes.

What we need from you:

You must have as a minimum:

5 x GCSE grades 4 - 9 or grades A - C, or equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2), Mandatory: English & Maths or equivalent

  • You will be a fast learner.

  • You already have an interest in mechanical and electrical devices.

  • You like to be working with your hands.

  • You have good communication skills.

  • You enjoy solving technical problems.

  • It would be an advantage if you have Machining and CAD skills and have had practical workshop. experience.

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 £17,000

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 - Luton - Cap. Green 300

Contract Type:

Hybrid Working:


 Published on 06-02-2024
 Deadline NA