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Leonardo’s two-year Business Apprenticeship scheme provides a variety of experiences through placements in business-related disciplines, working on real projects alongside specialists in the world of business. Placements you may cover include Commercial, Finance, Procurement, Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Project Planning, Bid Management and Sales & Marketing. The final positions will be in our Project Support Group within the Radar and Advanced Targeting Sector in Edinburgh.
During your apprenticeship, you will complete the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Business and required Core Skills on a day release basis, as well as undertake the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 3 in business and administration.
Through a series of rotational placements you will gather real work evidence such as reflective accounts which describe day-to-day tasks you have completed and highlight the key business competencies demonstrated. The SVQ will require you to gather this evidence which demonstrates your development into a well-rounded business person through on-the-job training, gaining the essential practical skills needed to succeed.
Following completion of several placements, you will enter a final placement, becoming more focused on one particular discipline. This targeted learning allows you to build on your skills and knowledge and develop into a valuable member of the department.
You must have (as a minimum) the following academic qualifications:
• 2 Higher Grades:
• Mandatory: (A-C) Mathematics OR (A-C) English
• Mandatory: (A-C) Business subject (examples; Business Studies, Project/Business Management, Finance, Accounts etc.)
• 2 Standard Grades / National 5:
• Mandatory: (1-2) English and Maths
(or equivalent qualifications to Highers/Standard Grades).