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Design Engineering Technical Apprentice


Design Engineering Technical Apprentice

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£13,500 - £13,500 per year Edinburgh Full-time Leonardo MW LTD 28/02/2018 SCQF level 6/7 / SVQ level 3

Job overview

On joining the Leonardo Design Engineering Technician Apprentice programme you will unlock a wealth of learning and development opportunities.

We have created a programme that not only increases 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 Engineering.

You will become part of a programme that is managed and tailored to provide a springboard into the world of professional engineering. Leonardo values its people. As a result, we offer comprehensive and competitive benefits packages

What might a typical day in this job look like?

Perform reliability, maintainability and testability assessment and modelling activities on complex Radar and Electro-optical Systems.
Develop an understanding of managing a task within a small RM&T work packages across different programmes and technologies within tight budgets and to challenging schedules.

Work as effective in a multi-discipline engineering team to provide clear and timely input to the design process

Develop your understanding of the technical standards and integrity of the decisions made within scope of supportability engineering.

Use analysis techniques and develop the necessary experience to ensure that supportability related design features are identified early and documented in the design process with appropriate actions managed to ensure that products are fit for purpose.

Actively contribute to engineering teams decisions.

Identify improvements to process that can be adopted by the Engineering Teams. Key challenges will be with the reduction of reliability, maintainability and testability cost drivers.

Seek, develop and share good practice and knowledge locally to continuously improve own practices

What will I learn?

Our programme is split into 3 phases:
Years 1 and 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 a HNC in Engineering Systems and vocational credits for your SVQ.

Year 2: You will be selected through a combination of interview and academic/vocational progress to transfer onto one of our skill specific paths, which include:

• Manufacturing and Supply Chain
• Mechanical Engineering
• Electronic Engineering
• Systems Engineering
• Software Engineering
• Quality Engineering

Years 3 and 4: You will further your academic study to HND level. The HND and the work placements will be more tailored towards your area of specialism and the on the job training will enable you to complete the SVQ level 3 evidence logs. 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.

What qualification or qualities are required?

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

3 Higher Grades (or equivalent):
Mandatory: Mathematics (A-C) and Physics (A-C) or Engineering Science (A–C)

Plus Another Higher subject, preferably a Technological subject e.g. Graphic Communication, Product Design, Craft & Design, Tech Studies, Computing etc. (A-C) AND

Standard Grades (1-3) / National 5: (A-C) English
Personal Qualities:
Ability to Achieve High Performance
Want Continuous Improvement
Develop Customer Focus
Able to Work Together
Demonstrate Self Awareness & Confidence
A passion for Technical Analysis, judgement & Problem Solving
Other needs:
Have a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK
Successfully complete SC security clearance

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