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Design Engineering



Design Engineering


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Salary £20,500 per year Location Edinburgh Hours of work Full-time (37 Hours) Training provider University of Strathclyde Closing date 03/12/2021 Qualification SCQF Level 10 - Honours Degree

Job overview

Leonardo's four year Design Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship scheme in Edinburgh is looking for people who understand the importance of communication, who are able to work well as part of a team and also on their own initiative. You will have the drive and commitment to work through difficult problems to find the right engineering solutions.

Role description:
You will study at the University of Strathclyde for completion of a BEng (Hons) in Engineering: Design & Manufacture through a mixture of work based learning, distance learning and day release at University. On completion you should have met the requirements for Incorporated Engineer as part of the way to gaining Chartered Engineer status.

We need people who understand the importance of our customers and are ready to commit to working in the business, whilst also committing to a 4 year degree programme. At the end of the programme, you will work as a highly qualified member of our Engineering community in a discipline such as electronics, mechanical, test, support and systems engineering.

What will I learn?

During the first two years of your employment, you will be required to spend up to one day a month at University.

You will:
Learn how to design, manufacture and support advanced avionic equipment
Develop Engineering knowledge, skills and behaviours
Practice the full engineering lifecycle

Leonardo values people that look to always develop throughout their career and along with an eager willingness to learn, a successful apprenticeship with Leonardo 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 the programme and learning objectives very highly.

Note: This Apprenticeship assumes the candidate has little professional engineering experience and is NOT suitable for candidates who already have an engineering degree.

What qualification or qualities are required?


Nationality and 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."


You must have (as a minimum) the following qualifications:
4 Higher Grades (or equivalent): BBBB
Mandatory: Mathematics
Mandatory: Physics or a Technology subject
Preferred: English and another STEM subject
Standard Grades (1-3) / National 5: (A-C) in English (or equivalent qualifications to Highers / Standard Grades).

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