Each year, Leonardo seeks to attract enthusiastic people to join one of our highly regarded apprenticeships programme. We are a large employer of engineering, business, and cyber apprentices in the UK, with over 400 graduates and apprentices in training at different facilities across the country.
Entrants to the programme, typically school and college leavers looking for the next step on their career journey, undertake an intensive training programme lasting two, three or four years, depending upon the scheme, which results in their graduating with a substantial depth of skills in the area in which they have specialised.
The success rates of the Leonardo Apprenticeships are very high – with over 90% of apprentices successfully completing the programme. Many of the company’s senior leaders began their careers as apprentices, and a significant number of apprentices go on to undertake degrees and achieve graduate status.
Leonardo is committed to maintaining its skilled workforce, and recognises the need to expand the UK's pool of engineering resources by supporting initiatives such as the ‘5% Club’ which aims to increase the number of apprentices and graduates in the UK. Young people are the lifeblood of our company and will continue to help determine our future success. This ongoing commitment to young peoples' educational development is demonstrated by our Gold level accreditation by Investors in Young People.
Leonardo operates a worldwide education programme aimed at encouraging young people throughout their academic careers to take an interest in science and technology. We have strategic partnerships with colleges and universities throughout the UK to develop engineering research capabilities and improve students’ and teachers’ understanding of engineering careers.