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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 06/12/2021 Qualification SCQF Level 10 - Honours Degree

Job overview

Leonardo’s four year Business Management 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 business solutions.

Role description
You will study at the University of Strathclyde for completion of a Business Management BA (Hons) degree through a mixture of work based learning, distance learning and day release at University. On completion you should have met the criteria for Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

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. It is an opportunity to contribute and experience commercial functional support in each of the business are of Fast Jets, Product Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul, Integrated Solutions and Land Logistics & Training Services (LL&TS) through a rotational placement spanning the full range and life cycle of service delivery. At the end of the programme, you will work as a highly qualified member of our business community in a variety of disciplines within supply chain management.

What will I learn?

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 business management experience and is NOT suitable for candidates who already have a business related degree.

Key Responsibility Areas
During Years 1 and 2 of the degree you will study core modules addressing Strategic thinking, supply change management, Finance, Ethical Governance, Business Analysis and Technology and Innovation. In addition learners will work closely with work-based assessors and mentors to enable them to apply their academic knowledge within their work context. You will draft and prepare routine contracts/ purchase orders, other agreements and internal approvals in line with standard and non-standard formats. You will adhere to a range of standard procedures and precedents to solve problems, which arise, with instruction direction and guidance available from others. You will establish integrity in pricing models in order to ensure accuracy and compliance with standard formats and liaise with customers/ suppliers to respond to routine queries regarding contract and supply chain issues.

Years 3 and 4 are designed to develop higher level cognitive skills and enable the continued integration of knowledge, professional competencies and transferable skills via two more extensive work-based Integrated Projects with real value to the employer and with possible choice of electives from across the fields of Business, Engineering and Computer Science. You will provides input to Integrate Project Teams project meetings to answer questions concerning contract/supply chain matters and acting as a focal point for cross function support and issues resolution. You will identify areas of potential risk/ opportunity e.g. sub-contract risk, liability and exchange rate exposure etc. and refer findings to senior members of the team.

The final positions will be within Radar and Advanced Targeting Sector in Edinburgh.

What qualification or qualities are required?

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.

Applicants will have 4 Highers (minimum B grades) including Mathematics and English.

Or successful completion of relevant HNC/HND at first attempt with ‘A’ passes in all graded Units

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Highly Numerate
• Keen eye for detail
• Ability to work well both in a team and individually
• Able to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines
• Have strong IT skills particularly Microsoft Office knowledge
• Highly motivated and enthusiastic

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