Mechanical 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.

Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading Scientists and Engineers within a globally renowned company, all whilst studying part-time to achieve a degree qualification in Mechanical Engineering?

The role requires an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for overcoming technical challenges. As a Mechanical Engineering Degree Apprentice, you will form part of a multi-discipline Team of Engineers undertaking the collective objective of advancing our World leading products in the Defence domain.

The Mechanical Engineering Degree Apprentice programme will provide you with a wide range of Industry based experiences and development opportunities in both virtual and applied working environments. Throughout the programme you will undertake academic studies and receive coaching and support from your Team to achieve personal development goals.

As a Mechanical Engineering Degree Apprentice you will be introduced to state of the art methods, technologies and tools to enable you to explore all aspects of the Engineering Lifecycle, including Requirements Analysis, Design, Implementation, Test, Build, Production and in-service support.

This role allows a mixture of on-site and remote working; with attendance at our Bristol/Southampton facility required when Customer requirements dictate.

What you’ll do as a Mechanical Engineering Degree Apprentice:

You will be responsible for:

  • Acquiring the skills required to work effectively within a Professional Engineering environment.

  • Maintaining the required results within the Mechanical Engineering degree course to ensure a pass mark.

  • Supporting members of the Mechanical Engineering Team in the delivery of technical solutions that meet our Customer needs.

  • Creating and presenting design data to the appropriate Departmental ‘Best Practices’ and utilising industry leading tool sets.

  • Delivering detailed designs; including numerical calculations, tolerance studies, etc.

  • Producing Manufacturing Data Packs in line with BS8888, including appropriate use of GD&T.

  • Generating piece parts, assemblies and mechanisms within the constraints defined by the Mechanical Lead.

  • Working to meet Cost, Schedule and Quality demands.

What we need from you:

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • A-Level(s) A-C in STEM related subjects, Level 3 National Extended Certificate or similar.

  • Be a self-motivated individual, willing to take on new challenges and drive continuous personal development.

  • Strong communication skills across a variety of mediums i.e. written, verbal, digital, etc.

  • The ability to develop effective working relationships with peers and stakeholders.

  • Adaptable to the ever changing demands that will be encountered within the role.

  • Offer novel ideas and methods for solving technical problems, drawing on personal experiences and knowledge learned during academic studies.

  • Demonstrate relevant project work and/or placements in Industry are beneficial, but not essential.

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

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 - Bristol - Coldharbour Lane

Additional Locations:

GB - Southampton

Contract Type:

Hybrid Working:


 Degree Apprenticeship
 Published on 06-02-2024
 Deadline NA