Business Apprentice

Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK), [000919]

Field(s) of expertise
Business Administration and Finance
Job type

About this job

Leonardo – Engineering the Future

Looking for a great start to your career, 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.

Leonardo’s two-year Business Apprenticeship scheme provides a variety of experiences through placements in business-related disciplines, working on real projects alongside specialists in the world of business. Placements you may cover include Commercial, Finance, Procurement, Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Project Planning, Bid Management and Sales & Marketing. The final positions will be within the Radar and Advanced Targeting Sector in Edinburgh.

During each three-month placement, you will be working with cutting edge facilities, learning how the various business areas operate, discovering how projects are run, managed and delivered, and having opportunities to liaise with customers and suppliers. There may also be opportunities for travel between the Company’s UK and international sites.


Key Responsibility Areas

During your apprenticeship, you will complete the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Business and required Core Skills on a day release basis, as well as undertake the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 3 in business and administration.

Year 1:

Through a series of rotational placements you will gather real work evidence such as reflective accounts which describe day-to-day tasks you have completed and highlight the key business competencies demonstrated. The SVQ will require you to gather this evidence which demonstrates your development into a well-rounded business person through on-the-job training, gaining the essential practical skills needed to succeed.

Year 2:

Following completion of several placements, you will enter a final placement, becoming more focused on one particular discipline. This targeted learning allows you to build on your skills and knowledge and develop into a valuable member of the department. The final positions will be within Radar and Advanced Targeting Sector in Edinburgh.


Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

Academic requirements:

  • You must have (as a minimum) the following academic qualifications:
  • 2 Higher Grades:
  • Mandatory: (A-C) Mathematics OR (A-C) English
  • Mandatory: (A-C) Business subject (examples; Business Studies, Project/Business Management, Finance, Accounts etc.)
  • 2 Standard Grades / National 5:
  • Mandatory: (1-3) English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications to Highers/Standard Grades).

Additional requirements:

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.

What’s in it for me?

Leonardo values people with a passion for technical analysis, judgement and problem-solving. We reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Annual incremental pay increases
  • 33 days holiday and flexible working arrangements
  • Pension scheme (Contributory)
  • Cycle to Work initiative


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