Repair & Overhaul Engineering Apprentice

Leonardo – Società per azioni · Competitive · Edinburgh
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Our Craft Transmissions Repair and Overhaul Apprenticeship Programme caters for those who are interested in the hands-on elements of engineering. Over the 4-year programme you will be trained to become a Mechanical Fitter specialising in the Repair and Overhaul of Transmissions equipment. The Repair and Overhaul apprentices are trained to maintain/repair and test aircraft transmissions parts and systems in our maintenance and test facilities.

Programme Description

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 experts of the future on our nationally recognised, award-winning Apprenticeship Programme.

The organisation has a long history of training apprentices, and also evidence of progression of apprentices post completion of their schemes into senior and critical roles. Apprentices have gone on to reach the highest levels in the Company - to management level and beyond!

Leonardos four-year Craft Transmissions Repair and Overhaul Apprenticeship provides a wealth of learning and development opportunities. By the end of the scheme trainees will have completed a Level 3 Vocational (work related) qualification in Aerospace Manufacturing, as well as a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering.

What you will do

The Apprenticeship will start with an Induction into Leonardo, followed by a team building event at an offsite location (incorporating all Trainee starts). There will also be a Yeovil College Induction to ensure that apprenticeship requirements and expectations are fully established.

Working with world-leading specialists, you will increase your technical skills and capability, and develop your academic and practical understanding of the diverse world that is manufacturing & supply chain.

  • Year 1: Full time at Yeovil College to complete a Level 2 Competence qualification in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (practical/workshop based) and a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (knowledge/classroom based). Post-Christmas, there is a possibility of working on-site in your placement at Leonardo Helicopters for 1 day a week.
  • Year 2: Work placements at Leonardo Helicopters (4 days per week) and starting the Level 3 Competence (work related) qualification in Aerospace Manufacturing. Attend Yeovil College (1 day per week) to start the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering qualification (this includes mathematics to AS/A2 level).
  • Year 3: Work placements at Leonardo Helicopters (4 days per week) and continuing the Level 3 Competence (work related) qualification in Aerospace Manufacturing. Attend Yeovil College (1 day per week) to continue the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering qualification (this includes mathematics to AS/A2 level).
  • Year 4: Work placements at Leonardo Helicopters (5 days per week) and completing the Level 3 Competence (work related) qualification in Aerospace Manufacturing.

During years 2, 3 & 4, apprentices will follow a structured placement programme designed to ensure broad practical experience is gained in the required competences. Apprentices will work with skilled fitters in each work placement to learn the required skills.

Each Apprentice on this route will need to complete an End Point Assessment as defined in the Apprenticeship Standard, this will take place in the final months of the program. Apprentices will work towards becoming a skilled Repair and Overhaul engineer on completion of their apprenticeship.

Post-apprenticeship there are possibilities to progress through the grading structure and adopt additional responsibilities.

Throughout the apprenticeship, apprentices will be placed in some or all of the following departmental areas:

  • Transmissions Fitting
  • New Build
  • Repair and Overhaul

What we are looking for

Desired skills:

  • Practical hands-on engineering skills (though these will be developed)
  • Interest in engineering and aircraft
  • Adaptability
  • Confidence
  • Team Work
  • Time Management
  • Proactivity
  • Attention to detail

Personal qualities:

  • Personal responsibility, resilience and ethics. Ability to be able to comply with health and safety guidance and procedures, be disciplined and have a responsible approach to risk.
  • Work diligently at all times, accept responsibility for managing time and workload and stay motivated and committed when facing challenges.
  • Work effectively and Integrate with the team, consider implications of their actions on other people and the business
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, able to listen to others and have a positive and respectful attitude
  • Focus on quality and problem solving. Follow instructions and guidance, demonstrates attention to detail, follow a logical approach to problem solving and seek opportunities to improve quality, speed and efficiency
  • Continuous personal development. Reflect on skills, knowledge and behaviours and seeks opportunities to develop, adapt to different situations, environments or technologies and have a positive attitude to feedback and advice

Qualifications required:

4 GCSEs at a minimum of a C/4 (including Maths, English and Science), along with an interest in hands-on engineering. These grades are non-negotiable.

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