Graduate programme - engineering, business, project management


Graduate Position 2 years UK Wide, UK

Uploaded 4 Mar 2019

Job Description

As a large technologically innovative company, the key to our success is the passion of our people. Each year we seek to recruit enthusiastic people who are willing to drive change and innovate. Your talent and energy are essential to the future of our high-tech business to continue evolving in the competitive market and to ensure we meet our customers’ needs. All our opportunities for undergraduates provide practical experience and development in a supportive environment.

Our graduate training programmes have been designed to support your first steps after leaving university and to help you develop your career. Through a comprehensive induction programme, you will have the chance to gain a complete picture of the organisation and be involved in real challenges from day one. You will have the opportunity to learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, while always being encouraged to use your initiative.

Electronics, Defence and Security Systems

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


All our roles require predicted minimum of either an upper second class honours degree in a relevant discipline (including physics, mathematics, electronic engineering, systems engineering, avionics, and computer science for our technical engineering roles) or a higher degree such as an MSc. or PhD.

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. On joining the Leonardo graduate programme, you will unlock a wealth of development opportunities and further learning. You will receive mentoring, coaching and support to achieve your personal goals and accreditation from your professional body. You will be working at the cutting-edge of technology, as well as enhancing your skills and business acumen, opening up your horizons to the diverse and dynamic ways in which your degree can be used.


The Leonardo Electronics, Defence and Security Systems Graduate Development Programme is a two-year programme that allows graduates to gain practical experience within the organisation to support professional development. This is alongside various development activities at company and group level which aim to ensure a smooth integration into the company whilst providing essential skills, knowledge and networking opportunities.

With over 200 trainees from apprentices to graduates, a thriving social network exists, with regular social events organised to integrate newcomers.

Graduate opportunities are available to apply for across our UK sites; Edinburgh, Luton, Basildon and Southampton.

Applications are now open for our Electronics, Defence and Security Systems graduate programme starting in 2019.

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Person Specification

  • Minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree (such as MSc or PhD) in a relevant degree as stated above
  • Industry experience beneficial but not essential
  • Tenacity, fresh thinking and enthusiasm
  • Analytical Mind
  • A strong team player
  • Conscientious and keen to learn
  • A keen interest in pursuing a career in the aerospace industry
  • Must have been a permanent UK resident for a minimum of the past five years in order to meet security requirements

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