Apprenticeships with Leonardo

The Leonardo Apprenticeship scheme offers a range of opportunities at several locations across the UK. Leonardo Apprenticeship roles are available in either Electronics, Defence and Security Systems, or Helicopters.

Leonardo is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable ’smart’ solutions. It is part of the world-class Leonardo group – an Italian industrial group which operates globally in the aerospace as well as defence and security sectors. Leonardo is also one of the world’s leading groups in the fields of helicopters, defence electronics, satellite and space services.

The organisation has a workforce of more than 64,000 people operating across 362 sites and 22 countries Worldwide. The Leonardo group has 9 locations across the UK, including Edinburgh, Bristol, Southampton, Farnham, Luton, Yeovil, Lincoln, as well as 2 locations in Basildon.

Key market sectors for Leonardo include:

  • Airborne & Space Systems
  • Helicopters
  • Land & Naval Defence Electronics
  • Security and Information Systems
  • Space
  • Tactical Systems

Electronics, Defence and Security Systems
Leonardo understands the future of its high-tech business rests in the hands of the next generation of engineers. The company has a long tradition of employing young people in the business, a practice dating back decades. As a result, young people have been the lifeblood of the Company for many years and will continue to help determine its future success.

Leonardo offers more than just a job. An Apprenticeship with the company is a chance to develop the skills for an interesting and rewarding professional career with an industry-leading organisation. Currently, there are more than 100 trainees in this programme. Apprenticeships are offered in the areas of Craft, Test, and Design Engineering, as well as Business and Cyber disciplines.

Leonardo Helicopters:
Based in Yeovil, Somerset, Leonardo Helicopters is the only helicopter manufacturer in the UK. It is also a world leader in transmissions testing and technology. In addition, the company designs, develops and manufactures the world’s most advanced rotorcraft for civil and military customers all over the world. That is why Leonardo Helicopters provide exceptional career opportunities in a large range of business and engineering fields.

In addition to the Leonardo Apprenticeship roles summarised here, the company also offers a range of Graduate Jobs:

Leonardo Graduate Jobs

Roles Available with Leonardo

Apprenticeships are offered in the areas of Craft, Test, and Design Engineering, as well as Business and Cyber disciplines.

Craft Apprenticeship:

  • Transmissions
  • Machining
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Composites Engineering

Technician Apprenticeship:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Degree Apprenticeship:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Business Administration

Cyber Security

Education Requirements for Leonardo

The Education Requirements for the Leonardo Apprenticeship scheme can vary according to the specific role for which you are applying. However, here are some general guidelines:

Craft Apprenticeship:

  • 5 GCSEs including Maths, English and Science.

Technical Apprenticeship:

  • 4 GCSEs including Maths, English and Science.

Degree Apprenticeship:

  • 240 UCAS points to include Maths and Science or Engineering.

Business Administration:

  • 2 A Levels

Candidates interested in a Leonardo Apprenticeship in Cyber Security should contact the company for details of the qualifications required.

When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Leonardo?

The Leonardo Apprenticeship scheme opens for applications from October, with initial assessments made during December. However, the recruitment process stays open until March, for roles to start in September each year.

Candidates interested in a Leonardo Apprenticeship should visit the company’s website for details of the closing dates for current vacancies.

To find out more about this Apprenticeship at Leonardo register now:

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