Leonardo Mw LtdYeovil

Mechanical Engineer Degree Apprentice

Competitive salary - Unspecified


Start: 05 September 2022
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Why We Need You

The Opportunity

Our Mechanical Aerospace Engineering Degree Apprentice (Rotorcraft) Programme caters for those who are interested in the practical and theoretical aspects of supporting a fleet of helicopters, helping to maintain airworthy and available aircraft, along with performance analysis of our products.  Over the 5 and a half year programme you will be trained to become a Rotorcraft Engineer, as well as an integral part of the organisation. You will take in placements in areas such as; Rotor Dynamics, Aircraft Loads, Structural Test Lab and Transmissions Design amongst others.

Programme Description

Looking for a great start to your career in technology, earning and learning on a professionally accredited, award-winning scheme? We are looking to recruit the experts of the future on our nationally recognised, award-winning Apprenticeship Programme.

The organisation has a long history of training apprentices with evidence of progression of apprentices post completion of their schemes into senior and critical roles.  Apprentices have gone on to reach the highest levels in the Company - to management level and beyond!

Leonardo’s five and a half year Mechanical Aerospace Engineering Degree Apprentice (Rotorcraft) provides a wealth of learning and development opportunities.  By the end of the scheme trainees will have completed a Level 6 Degree (BEng) in Aeronautical Engineering.

How this role fits in

Leonardo represents a unique opportunity for a career-minded person to have the best of both worlds; a challenging role with career development prospects and a quality of life that is hard to equal.

As one of the leading helicopter manufacturers in the world, Leonardo Helicopters is part of the multi-national Leonardo Group of world class engineering companies.  Leonardo Helicopters designs, develops and manufactures an unrivalled range of the most advanced heli


Leonardo is a world-class advanced engineering company, committed to delivering winning, cost-effective solutions in the aerospace, defence and security sectors.

Balancing our global reach with sustained investment in our UK centres of excellence, we are focused on responding to the needs of Government and on the opportunities for exports.

We recruit and develop talented and skilled people, and share learning and models of best practice across the group. Our UK growth has resulted from the skills, energy and dedication of our people. By championing the importance of engineering in younger generations, we aim to nurture the talent of tomorrow and help guarantee our future business prosperity.


96 (240 pre 2017) UCAS points or above at A-Level standard or equivalent, to include mathematics plus at least one further STEM based subject such as Physics, ICT, Computing, Electronics.

A GCSE grade B/5 in mathematics, plus five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English Language and Double Science or equivalent qualifications.

Grade requirements for mathematics, English and Science have to be met, however Science at a Level 3 (or grade D) can potentially be considered if the applicant has completed another relevant qualification i.e. BTEC Level 3 Engineering.

  • Practical hands-on engineering skills (though these will be developed)
  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Attention to detail
  • Interest in engineering and aircraft
  • Confidence
  • Proactivity


Address: 231, Lysander Road, Yeovil - BA20 2YB
Phone Number: 0333 999 3379

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