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Industrial Placement Manufacturing and Supply Chain (IEG)

Leonardo – Ingenuity at your service

Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within a globally renowned company?

Leonardo’s Industrial Placement Programme offers you a paid opportunity to develop your current skillset in an innovative and practical environment that can lead to a place on our award winning Graduate Development programme.

Leonardo is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable ’smart’ solutions. We are globally renowned and are continually expanding, offering exciting opportunities to talented graduates who want to work at the forefront of our technology. With the majority of our engineers having chartered status, you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.

  • Our technology defines the capability of the Eurofighter Typhoon
  • Our products help to return service men and women safely home to their families
  • Our surveillance radar helps coastguards to save lives of people lost at sea
  • Our thermal camera has commercial uses such as on the BBC’s Winter Watch
  • Our perimeter security offered protection during the Commonwealth Games

The 6 month – 1 year Industrial Placement Graduate Programme

We have created a programme across our UK sites, that not only increase your technical skills but gives you the opportunity to work on meaningful real life projects alongside experienced engineers and graduates across our business. You will receive coaching and support to achieve your personal goals and work in multidisciplinary teams to gain as much experience across the product lifecycle from your time in industry, as possible. Our ultimate aim is to see you through your undergrad years and hopefully offer you a place on our 2 year Graduate Development programme at an appropriate time.

We value those who continuously ask questions and look to resolve problems through creative and innovative thinking. We will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges.

The key competencies we look for and develop are:

  • Achieving High Performance
  • Continuously Improving
  • Customer Focus
  • Working Together
  • Personal: Self Awareness & Confidence
  • Technical: Analysis, Judgement & Problem Solving

The Industrial Placement programme offers the perfect springboard to a successful and enjoyable future career with Leonardo.

Industrial Placement Manufacturing and Supply Chain (IEG) Job Description

This role will involve successful candidates undertaking a mini project, or set of tasks within Manufacturing and Supply Chain (M&SC) in line with Industrial Engineering requirements of the current strategy map.

The project or tasks will be designed to improve deployment , execution & embedding of the M&SC Way into the culture within Edinburgh M&SC while endow the candidates with practical work experience of deploying lean culture & tools in an operational environment.

Key Responsibilities

In this role, the employee will join team(s) from a number of disciplines to execute an Industrial Engineering project Under the leadership and guidance of an M+SC sponsor, the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate that they can adapt quickly to new challenges, learn the key aspects of the business processes that require to be analysed and improved and work on an agreed set of tasks to achieve a successful outcome.

In this role inter-personal and communication skills across a number of levels in the business are required. In addition, independent research into relevant processes and technologies will assist understanding.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing and delivering the required outcome of a mini project or set of tasks
  • Liaising with key stakeholders/ experts within M+SC to gain understanding of the parameters of the project or tasks
  • Maintaining a log book of the project/tasks to professional standards
  • Reporting progress on a regular basis to supervision
  • Preparing and presenting a final report on success/outcomes

Role Requirements

You must be able to obtain BPSS and SC security clearance (if necessary) and have a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.

Candidates are expected to be in further education working towards a 2:1 or higher in a BSc, BEng or MEng degree discipline (for example Aerospace Engineering/Manufacturing/Technology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering Management, Engineering Materials, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design Engineering, Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Physics and Mathematics) you should also have an appropriate gap in studies.

A basic knowledge of Lean tools & techniques, manufacturing processes, continuous improvement methods, reporting and presentation skills are required.

Skills in MS Office tools are required specifically, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

What can I expect from my working environment?

Office & Production Floor based role with display screen equipment. Role will require the individual to visit and work within controlled manufacturing areas with appropriate protective garments

What’s in it for me?

Leonardo value their people and we reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:

  • Accommodation Allowance (£400 p/m for 6 months)
  • Free/subsidised gym membership
  • 33 days holiday and flexible working arrangements
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private healthcare

What are you waiting for?

You’ll be made to feel welcome from day one and will have the opportunity to mix with our current graduate cohort and find out the diverse career options you can pursue at Leonardo.

A career in the defence industry rewards over 162,000 people and generates a £22billion turnover. Come and be a part of a community and work with some of the most talented engineers in the UK on some of the most exciting projects around.

Don’t delay – Roles will be closed as soon as they are offered! So APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment.

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