Summer Placement

Leonardo – Società per azioni · Competitive · Basildon
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The Luton site is home to the Electronic Warfare (EW) and Major Air Programmes (MAP) lines of business. The engineers based at this site work with the latest technology to develop a wide range of products for both manned and unmanned aircraft platforms, including airborne radars and sensors, protection and countermeasure systems and integrated mission systems.

We offer a range of exciting summer placement opportunities across various technical functions. Leonardo relies on having the very best employees to maintain its competitive edge and has some of the industrys most sophisticated technology at its fingertips. Undertaking a placement with Leonardo can provide invaluable support to your current studies: you will not only be working for a company at the cutting-edge of technology, you will also be enhancing your skills and business acumen, and opening up your horizons to the diverse and dynamic ways in which your degree could be used in the future.

Summer placement students will be involved in a variety of tasks in one of the following engineering disciplines - Software, Systems, Hardware, Firmware, Microwave or Antenna Engineering.

Providing support to real projects, placement students will be required to apply knowledge gained while studying in a practical way. Placement students will undertake activities including designing, testing, qualifying and supporting technology across our range of products. The challenging tasks will involve communicating with other team members to gain information before completing objectives and examining outcomes.

This placement opportunity is be based at Capability Green, Luton, home to the Electronic Warfare Line of Business within Leonardo.

Working as part of an established engineering community, and supported by a team of experienced engineers, you will responsible for:

  • Delivering small packages of work to time, cost and quality.
  • Working within a team to achieve project targets, collaborate across multiple disciplines and solve problems.
  • Communicating with team members to share knowledge.
  • Gaining an understanding of the EW and UAS domain to support the development of relevant products and technologies.
  • Completing tasks to a high standard in accordance with appropriate processes and procedures.
  • Using the opportunity to develop engineering skills. A supervisor will be available to provide mentoring whilst working as a fully integrated member of the team.

Leonardos Summer Placement Programme offers you a paid placement to develop your knowledge and skills in our innovative and practical environment. In addition to working with our highly skilled engineers and business professionals, successful completion of an Summer Placement can often lead to an offer for subsequent summer placements, or a permanent graduate position and securing your place on our industry leading Graduate Development Programme.

Our Summer Placement Programme is designed to offer you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills you require to become an engineering or business professional of the future. On our programme, you will engage with challenging and exciting project work, and deliver innovative business or technical solutions as part of a team of subject matter experts. Throughout the programme, you will receive coaching and support from your team to achieve your objectives as well as your personal development goals. You will gain a wide array of experience on your placement that you can apply to your academic studies and future career.

At Leonardo, we value individuals who continuously demonstrate a dedication to their personal development, and successful completion of a Summer Placement with Leonardo can lead to an offer on our Graduate Development Programme. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are willing to take on a challenge to fill our summer placement roles, and we will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges. If you are willing to commit to giving your best performance, you will find Leonardo a very rewarding place to work!

What you will do

The Luton site is home to the Electronic Warfare (EW) and Major Air Programmes (MAP) lines of business. The engineers based at this site work with the latest technology to develop a wide range of products for both manned and unmanned aircraft platforms, including airborne radars and sensors, protection and countermeasure systems and integrated mission systems.

We offer a range of exciting summer placement opportunities across various technical functions. Leonardo relies on having the very best employees to maintain its competitive edge and has some of the industrys most sophisticated technology at its fingertips. Undertaking a placement with Leonardo can provide invaluable support to your current studies: you will not only be working for a company at the cutting-edge of technology, you will also be enhancing your skills and business acumen, and opening up your horizons to the diverse and dynamic ways in which your degree could be used in the future.

Summer placement students will be involved in a variety of tasks in one of the following engineering disciplines - Software, Systems, Hardware, Firmware, Microwave or Antenna Engineering.

Providing support to real projects, placement students will be required to apply knowledge gained while studying in a practical way. Placement students will undertake activities including designing, testing, qualifying and supporting technology across our range of products. The challenging tasks will involve communicating with other team members to gain information before completing objectives and examining outcomes.

This placement opportunity is be based at Capability Green, Luton, home to the Electronic Warfare Line of Business within Leonardo.

Working as part of an established engineering community, and supported by a team of experienced engineers, you will responsible for:

  • Delivering small packages of work to time, cost and quality.
  • Working within a team to achieve project targets, collaborate across multiple disciplines and solve problems.
  • Communicating with team members to share knowledge.
  • Gaining an understanding of the EW and UAS domain to support the development of relevant products and technologies.
  • Completing tasks to a high standard in accordance with appropriate processes and procedures.
  • Using the opportunity to develop engineering skills. A supervisor will be available to provide mentoring whilst working as a fully integrated member of the team.

What we are looking for

In order to apply for this opportunity you must be eligible for UK Security Clearance. Candidates must be able to obtain the level of Security Check (typically known as SC) for our business. One of the requirements for this level is a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.

All of our Summer Placement roles require a minimum of a predicted 2:1 grade in a relevant degree discipline. For technical roles please note that our preferred degree disciplines include Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or other STEM subject degrees.

Competencies we look for:

  • Good communication skills are essential, both written and verbal
  • Ability to solve technical problems
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related degree
  • Computer literacy and the ability to use the MS Office suite of tools
  • MATLAB/Simulink experience beneficial
  • Aptitude and interest in engineering and/or science

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-motivated with lots of drive and enthusiasm
  • Able to use own initiative to achieve overall objectives
  • Able to work under pressure and achieve challenging deadlines within an environment of changing priorities
  • Highly responsive with strong customer focus
  • Thorough, seeing job through to completion while maintaining high standards
  • Able to work flexibly and be readily adaptable to situational changes, in keeping with our custom working policy.

Intrinsic Job Factors:

  • Use of display screen equipment
  • Possible local travel (UK)

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