Manufacturing Engineering Technician

Job Description:

At Leonardo, we have a fantastic new opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineering apprentice to join the Industrial Operations function with the Leonardo Helicopters division.

Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees, of which 7,000 are based in the UK.

As one of the leading helicopter manufacturers in the world, Leonardo Helicopters is part of the multi-national Leonardo Group of world class engineering companies. Leonardo Helicopters designs, develops and manufactures an unrivalled range of the most advanced helicopters, rotary wing technology, also developing mission and performance critical systems. Our helicopters are used extensively in civil and military roles worldwide. Primary operations are in the UK, Italy, Poland and the USA.

Programme Description
In conjunction with the Industrial Operations Manufacturing Engineering team and the Early Careers team, you will have the opportunity to input into the design of your training scheme to include placements which give an insight into the complete Helicopter Product Life Cycle.

Typically, your placements will consist of 3-6 month rotations across the Industrial Operations function.

What you'll get
• Flexible working: We offer our employees the time and flexibility they need to enjoy a balanced life through flexible hours and part time options
• Custom working: The role may be a mixture of home based and onsite
• Network groups: To demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion we have network groups for
- Carers (employees caring for families or friends)
- Enable (supporting people with disabilities)
- Equalise (development of a gender balanced workforce)
- Pride (promoting equality for all LGBTQ+ individuals)
- We also work in partnership with AFBE (Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers).
• Training: Free access to Coursera which provides more than 4,000 online courses
• Continuous Learning: You will be supported in your ongoing professional development though training and mentoring
• Investors in People: We are proud recipients of the Investors in People Gold Award
• Employee Assistance Programme : Providing free and confidential mental health support
• Generous annual and flex leave in addition to bank holidays

What you will do

Your main activities may include, but not be limited to:

• Produce and/or amend work instructions, Bills of Material (BOM)
• Creation of Technical Specifications for Delivery (TSD)
• Compile SAP Production Orders to manufacture or rework components
• Creation of manufacturing routings, process sketches and stage drawings to support the manufacturing process
• Identify accurate specifications for material requirements
• Process design changes & introduce into current manufacturing or assembly process
• Identification and requesting of tooling, fixtures and gauges required to support manufacturing process
• Amend work instructions in operational areas to rectify errors and keep the manufacturing on schedule
• Directly Interact with the manufacturing areas and manufacturing personnel (a knowledge of manufacturing, assembly and or machining processes would be advantageous, but not essential)
• Solve daily manufacturing problems
• Conduct non-conformance investigations and problem solving techniques
• Act as liaison with external suppliers for internal products and manufacturing issues and when necessary provide support to working parties
• Take an active role in Business improvement and as necessary carry out improvement activities
• Identification and implementation of improvements to the manufacture or build process and build logic
• Provide information to support an impact analysis for the efficient introduction of change
• Create new or modify existing Numeric Control (NC) programs through liaison with Manufacturing Engineers, Engineering, Operators and Shop floor supervision and other NC Programmers, for the creation of NC programs on a range of NC machines working from Catia V5 stage models
• Supporting NC program prove out at the machine with manufacturing operators
• Verification of NC programs prior to machining using Vericut

Each Apprentice on this route will need to complete an End Point Assessment as defined in the Apprenticeship Standard, this will take place in the final months of the program.

Security Clearance

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.

Qualifications required
5 GCSEs at a minimum of a C/4, including GCSE Maths at a minimum of a B/6. These grades are non-negotiable.

Desired skills
• Knowledge/experience of Engineering
• Thirst for continuous improvement
• Eye for detail
• Ability to work in cross-functional teams
• Good communication skills (written & verbal)
• Good IT skills

Personal qualities
• Organisation skills and ability to prioritise tasks
• Industry experience (beneficial but not essential)
• Tenacity, fresh thinking and enthusiasm
• Analytical Mind
• A strong team player
• Conscientious and keen to learn

We are relentless about inclusion. We understand an inclusive environment is one that welcomes everyone as they are. We see diversity as a strength. We still have some way to go to achieving diverse teams across our whole business. We would like you to be part of our journey to creating that better balance and welcome applications from all individuals from all walks of life as we build a stronger company together.

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 - Yeovil - Lysander Rd

Contract Type:

Hybrid Working:


 Published on 08-02-2024
 Deadline NA