Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within a globally renowned company?
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 a continually expanding company, offering exciting opportunities to talented individuals who want to work at the forefront of 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.
Leonardo's Summer Placement Programme offers you a paid placement to develop your knowledge and skills in our innovative and practical environment. In addition to working with our highly skilled engineers and business professionals, successful completion of a Summer Placement can often lead to an offer for a permanent graduate position and securing your place on our industry leading Graduate Development Programme.
The 3 month Summer Placement Programme
Our Summer Placement Programme is designed to offer you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills you require to become an engineering or business professional of the future. On our programme you will engage with challenging and exciting project work, and deliver innovative business or technical solutions as part of a team of subject matter experts. Throughout the programme you will receive coaching and support from your team to achieve your objectives as well as your personal development goals. You will gain a wide array of experience on your placement that you can apply to your academic studies and future career.
At Leonardo we value individuals who continuously demonstrate a dedication to their personal development, and successful completion of a Summer Placement with Leonardo can lead to an offer on our Graduate Development Programme. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are willing to take on a challenge to fill our summer placement roles, and we will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges. If you are willing able to commit to giving your best performance, you will find Leonardo a very rewarding place to work!
How this role fits in
The Supportability Engineering function is responsible for assessing the impact of design decisions on the Reliability, Maintainability, Testability and Safety of our Products.
This requires the engineers to work closely with the design teams to ensure the opportunity for failures are minimised and the impacts of failure on: maintenance tasks; fault diagnostics/fault isolation; spares; technical publications; training; support infrastructure and safety is understood and addressed, and the Support Solutions developed to meet the Customers operational needs.
What you will do
The Supportability Engineering function is responsible for assessing the impact of design decisions on the Reliability, Maintainability, Testability and Safety of our Products. This requires the engineers to work closely with the design teams to ensure the opportunity for failures are minimised and the impacts of failure on: maintenance tasks; fault diagnostics/fault isolation; spares; technical publications; training; support infrastructure and safety is understood and addressed, and the Support Solutions developed to meet the Customers operational needs. This summer placement role will be looking to continue the development of our failure knowledge tracking and forecasting systems and modelling techniques to better predict the repair volumes and spares required in a complex support scenario with non-constant/non-random failure rate profiles. This will require the candidate to explore historical failure data, identify the underlying failure mechanisms, explore probability models and simulation techniques, in order to identify how failures can be modelled through time and to take account of our previous failure data.
Become familiar with existing failure and repair data, the modelling techniques used and to explore other probabilistic models and simulation techniques used in other industries (e.g. meteorology/weather forecasting).
How will we support you?
Leonardo values their people and we reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:
Competitive starting salary & relocation allowance (subject to eligibility)
Generous holiday entitlement and flexible working arrangements
Contributory pension scheme
Private healthcare options
Employee discounts with selected suppliers (including gym membership)
Discounted coffee bar & restaurants at each site
Free on-site parking
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What we are looking for
Nationality and Security Clearance
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, but may need to be to a higher level for this particular role due to the nature of the projects and or programmes that the role will be supporting.
All of our Summer Placement roles require a minimum of a predicted 2:1 grade in a relevant degree discipline. For technical roles please note that our preferred degree disciplines include Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, or other STEM subject degrees.
Experience of programming beneficial.
Relevant project work and/or placements in industry are beneficial but not essential.
- You must be able to apply your knowledge of science and engineering to real world problems as part of a team and as an individual.
What are you waiting for?
Leonardo is one of the biggest suppliers of defence equipment to the UK MoD, come and be a part of a community and work with some of the most talented engineers in the UK on some of the most exciting projects around!
To ensure you do not miss out on this opportunity we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to take the next step to securing your career move
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Our UK locations
We have offices around the UK, including Basildon, Bristol, Edinburgh, Lincoln, Luton, Southampton and Yeovil