Industrial Placement Multimedia

Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK), [001268]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology
Job type

About this job

The Opportunity:  

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 individuals 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.


The 6 month – 1 year Industrial Placement Programme

We have created a programme across our UK site that not only increases 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 undergraduate years and hopefully offer you a place on our 2 year Graduate Development programme at an appropriate time.  At Leonardo, we have some of the Industry’s most sophisticated technology at our fingertips, and we rely on having the very best employees to maintain our competitive edge.  You will be working for a company 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.

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.


Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic communicator currently studying a related degree to join Leonardo’s UK communications team on a year long placement.

The company’s brand activities are rapidly expanding – this role supports the creation and development of creative output through the company’s various physical and digital channels, in order to promote and enhance brand awareness of Leonardo’s work in the UK.

This position sits within the overall UK Communications department and would offer the individual the opportunity to work with other creative areas including web, social media, internal communications and media relations.


  • Daily photographic (stills) duties capturing our employee activities and cutting-edge engineering capabilities
  • Regular video capture duties capturing our employee activities and cutting-edge engineering capabilities
  • Occasional photo and video capture activities at other Leonardo UK sites
  • Photo and video support to larger UK exhibitions events
  • Photo editing
  • Video post-processing and editing
  • Supporting any communications crisis management activities
  • Support to wider UK Communications team as appropriate


  • Predicted grade of 2:1 or higher in a relevant discipline.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge of photographic and videography skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of photo and video editing software such as Photoshop and Premiere.
  • Working knowledge of wider Adobe Creative Cloud tools such as Indesign and Illustrator.
  • The ability to work well within a team, under pressure and to tight timescales.
  • The ability to communicate clearly to internal stakeholders.

Please note that in order to apply for this opportunity you must be eligible for UK Security Clearance. Normally this is to the level of Security Check (typically known as “SC”) for our business.

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