Software Apprentice (Level 3)

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.

Leonardo values people that look to always develop throughout 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.

What you will do 

Our long established Leonardo facility in Basildon is responsible for the development of new technical solutions from concept, through design to manufacture and deployment.  As a Leonardo Technical Apprentice, you will have the opportunity to support us in many of those activities providing you with valuable experience in a range of tools and technologies.

If you like to be ‘hands on’ and fully involved in problem solving then you will enjoy working alongside our experts as we work through the technical challenges and practical problems of bringing new technology to life.  Our design offices, labs, virtual spaces and manufacturing facilities, filled with the people and equipment needed to explore what is possible, are an excellent opportunity to get to grips with some real ‘tech.‘

Our Software Apprentices develop their skills over the full lifecycle of software engineering.  Leonardo is a leader in advanced, software-enabled technologies and our teams in Basildon are engaged in a huge variety of projects.

The Leonardo Technical Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to explore what you enjoy the most.  Leonardo apprentices make a real contribution and gain valuable experience fit for a lifetime of interesting possibilities.  For reasons of security, we cannot advertise everything we do.  We can say that many of our apprentices have continued with us and enjoyed many challenges over the years and some have moved on to very senior positions in industry.

What we are looking for

Do you have an interest in technology? Do you enjoy making things? Do you need to know how it all works?  Do your friends and family turn to you when they have problems with their tech? If so, you might be the person we are looking for.

You will enjoy being part of a team and have a responsible attitude to your contribution.  You are organised about your work and commitments and will have achieved our entry grades.  Perhaps you contribute outside of school or college and through this have wider accomplishments?

As a good communicator, you will be able to tell us about your passion for technology, how you solve challenges and why you think this could be the opportunity for you.

Entry Grades:

5 GCSE @ level 5 and including English with level 7 in Mathematics and one other STEM subject (or equivalent.)

This role is not suitable for applicants with prior professional experience in software development.

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 £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!  

 Advanced Apprenticeship
 Published on 06-02-2024
 Deadline NA