Technical Apprentice at Leonardo

Start Date:
Luton South East
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£13,000 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:


My role is extremely varied as I have placements in many different departments and even within departments there is a lot of different roles I can fit into.

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


I am learning how the company works and how the systems we produce work so I am able to be useful in design and support positions. I am currently learning CAD in college.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy the varied work I take part in and engaging with other employees but of course do not generally enjoy college (BTEC L3) with the exception of the CAD module my company requested.

4. How valued do you feel by Leonardo?


I feel valued by the people I work with directly in the departments I have experienced but Finmeccanica is a global conglomerate and I am just an apprentice in a division of the company.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Initially not fantastically organised but improvements are being made year on year.

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


I cannot comment on the amount of support I receive as for a Level 3 it is not really required.

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


I receive any support I need in the workplace, people with more experience with me are always happy to help me further my understanding.

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


My salary package meets my bills and travel costs while also giving me the opportunity to pay into a pension.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are opportunities for sport and charity outside work that help employees network both professionally and socially.

9. Would you recommend Leonardo to a friend?


9b. Why?

Because you are paid to learn and have the opportunity to have a valued input on real life projects.

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

Ensure you have the qualifications required and relevant work experience. Your hobbies are important, if they have an engineering slant being able to discuss them technically will benefit you in an interview.

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