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Software Engineering Apprentice - Graduate Level

Vacancy Details

Location: Edinburgh
Region: Scotland
Job Type: Apprentices
Closing Date: 28/02/2018
Reference: 2310


Leonardo - Engineering the Future

Software Engineering Apprentice -

Graduate Level

Looking for a great start to your career in technology, earning and learning on a professionally accredited, award winning scheme?

We are looking to recruit the technical and business experts of the future through our nationally recognised, award winning Apprenticeship Programmes.

The opportunity: Software Engineering Apprentice – Graduate Level


Software Engineering Apprentice Programme

As part of the Software Engineering Apprentice – Graduate Level programme we are 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. You will study for completion of a BSc Honours in Software Development for Business on a day release basis whilst you are at work. You will gain the academic requirements for Incorporated Engineer as part of the way to gaining Chartered Engineer status


Key Responsibilities

  • Learn to design high integrity software and to program in C++

  • Practice the full software lifecycle

  • Attain a BSc (Hons) Software Development for Business degree


Role Requirements

You must 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. You must be interested in IT and have a technical aptitude in software development, maybe gained through a hobby, designing an App/website or through programming. At the end of the programme, you will work as a highly qualified member of our Software community developing software for technically advanced avionics systems such as the radar for the Typhoon jet.


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 people who want to work at the forefront of our technology.  Across our technical, engineering and business functions you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.

In delivering against these challenges, people are our greatest asset and as a Leonardo Apprentice you will broaden your horizons to a diverse range of possibilities.  You will be learning while working alongside design, development, manufacturing, test and delivery and business support teams to create this cutting edge technology for a worldwide market. 

If you are willing to challenge yourself, to stretch your boundaries, to apply your mind to the solution of challenging problems, join one of our accredited apprentice programmes and ensure you give yourself the best foundation for your Engineering or business career. You will be learning while working alongside the people that create cutting edge technology for a worldwide market. 

What do we need from you?

You must have (as a minimum) the following qualifications:

5 Higher Grades (or equivalent): BBBBC

Mandatory: Mathematics

Preferably including Physics and Computing


Standard Grades (1-3) / National 5: (A-C)  in English

(or equivalent qualifications to Highers / Standard Grades).


Note: This Apprenticeship assumes the candidate has very little software knowledge and is not suitable for candidates who already have a computing or software degree.


Other needs: Have a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK

Successfully complete SC security clearance


What’s in it for me?

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

  • Competitive starting salary

  • Annual incremental pay increases

  • 3 performance related pay reviews in the two years following your apprenticeship

  • 33 days holiday and flexible working arrangements

  • Pension scheme (Contributory)

What can I expect from my working environment?

You will be working within world class facilities regardless of which site you are based.  Dependent on your role, you may be working in an office or lab environment or a combination of both. There may also be opportunities to travel between different sites and to meet with customers and suppliers.  Occasionally you may also travel abroad.


What are you waiting for?

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 – these roles attract high competition so APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment. Roles will be closed as soon as they are offered!



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