Logistics Apprentice

Company Details

We work with creativity and passion to develop and deploy advanced technology in the pursuit of security and progress. To deliver value, today and tomorrow.

The Opportunity

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.

You will be working within world class facilities regardless of which site you are based. There may also be opportunities to travel between the Company’s UK sites to meet with colleagues, customers and suppliers.

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

Role description
Leonardo’s two year Logistics Apprenticeship will provide the successful applicant with a wealth of learning and development opportunities in order to complete your Apprenticeship. Working alongside specialist logistic staff in the Aerospace and Defence Electronics Industry with world-leading specialists and partners, you will increase your skills and capability, developing your academic and practical understanding of a fast paced logistics function.

Through rotational placements you will gather real work evidence and written logs – covering all aspects of a Logistics function that supports a Manufacturing and Supply Chain organisation within a Defence Electronics company, eg Goods Receipt, Goods Despatch, Inventory management, as well as short overview placements in Manufacturing covering: mechanical assembly, electromechanical assembly, master production scheduling and industrial engineering in order to understand how other functions receive kits, stock up finished assemblies and generally interact with the Logistics function.

You will also spend time with a business area, learning the fundamentals & interfaces between Business Function and Manufacturing and the Supply Chain.  After each short placement you will return to the Logistics function to continue learning key aspects of the differing Logistics roles and Inventory management such as: Perpetual Inventory counts, stock adjustments, kit preparation, packing and despatch etc.
You’ll experience how we manage the flow of material through our supply chain to our customers both domestic and overseas, complying with complex export legislation across international borders and how we ensure the process is as efficient as possible.

Who would suit this role?
Leonardo values people that look to always develop throughout their career and along with an eager willingness to learn, a successful apprenticeship with Leonardo involves a drive to deliver results, sometimes from your own initiative, patience and problem solving as well as a need to comply with safety and process compliance at all times. We also view dependability to the programme

What you will do

The apprenticeship will require you to complete a folder of evidence, demonstrating your development into a well-rounded manufacturing operative through on-the-job training. During this time you will also be attending college on day release to gain vocational qualifications. You will be expected to keep up to date with college requirements in line with the Apprenticeship standard (Ref: ST0537)

The apprenticeship will also involve supporting and organising charity events, across the company and visiting local schools promoting the company’s apprentice scheme.  As you progress through the Apprenticeship you will develop wide ranging interpersonal skills with an emphasis on you organising your own workload to ensure time is utilised effectively, you will learn how to make presentations to wider audiences of differing skills and levels.

There may also be opportunities to travel between the Company’s UK sites to meet with colleagues, customers and suppliers or even help with product demonstrations to customers new and existing across the world.

How will we support you?

Leonardo values people with a passion for technical analysis, judgement and problem-solving. We reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Annual incremental pay increases
  • 33 days holiday and flexible working arrangements
  • Pension scheme (Contributory)
  • Cycle to Work initiative

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.”


You must have (as a minimum) the following academic qualifications:

  • 2 GCSE grades 3 – 9 or grades A-D, including mandatory English and Maths or equivalent.

What are you waiting for?

A career in the defence industry rewards over 162,000 people and generates a £22billion turnover. 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.

Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition so APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment. 

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