Technical Apprentice at Leonardo

Start Date:
Edinburgh Scotland
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£14,000 annually
Review Date:
February 2016

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


as an apprentice my job role changes every three months so that I would get an overall vision of all the departments within the company.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I have learned lots of new skills and achieved a PEO with in my apprentice ship I also am currently working towards a HND in college

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy this program a lot as I get meet new people and work on different projects within the company but I don't like the SVQ although it is a necessary part of the apprenticeship I feel that the SVQ is a bit unnecessary some times.

4. How valued do you feel by Leonardo?


I feel valued within the company as I don't just get the rubbish jobs the no-one want I get important jobs as well. The people are friendly and help me out when I am stuck or if I mess up

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The program is well organised putting you through the varies departments although it could be more flexible to allow people to chose there own path threw the company departments as we don't go through them all

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


I have received a lot of training as I got training in college and when I go into a department (If I need training for that department). I also get support when I need it in the department.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


I receive a lot of support from my employer as my employer as they are willing to sit down and talk about the troubles that I am having and help me work through them

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


The salary does not meet living costs but rises as I go through the apprenticeship program. I make what I get last and it is a great pay or an apprenticeship. I would say is a good pay considering O am an apprentice.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


yes there are many opportunities for us the do outside of work and work always supports us and encourages us the take the opportunities. I have found some of them great fun also we tend to do charity events as well and rese money for our selected charity.

9. Would you recommend Leonardo to a friend?


9b. Why?

It is a great company to work for and I have enjoyed my time hear and I think that they could as well

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Leonardo?

if you are applying the look into the company and have some knowledge on what the company does and what you could be doing. Be confident if you have an interest in the stuff that we work on they will be impressed and they will be impressed if you know about the company as well.

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