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Leonardo Graduate Jobs

London, Greater London
Engineering & manufacturing
Number of employees

Life at Leonardo for graduates

Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security.

Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees. The Company has a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets. A global high-tech player in Aerospace, Defence and Security, Leonardo employs around 7,000 people at six major sites throughout the UK, 67% of who hold highly skilled positions. Our growth in the UK has resulted from the skills, energy and dedication of our people. We are therefore committed to maintaining a skilled and diverse workforce and offering personal fulfilment through the highest quality education and development. At Leonardo, we have some of the industry’s most sophisticated technology at our fingertips, and we rely on having the very best employees to maintain our competitive edge. Each year we offer a range of graduate, apprenticeship and placement opportunities on our award winning development programmes across a range of engineering, business and cyber disciplines.
As a large technologically innovative company, the key to our success is the passion of our people. Each year we seek to recruit enthusiastic people who are willing to drive change and innovate. Your talent and energy are essential to the future of our high-tech business to continue evolving in the competitive market and to ensure we meet our customers’ needs. All our opportunities for undergraduates provide practical experience and development in a supportive environment.

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Life at Leonardo

Our graduate training programmes have been designed to support your first steps after leaving university and to help you develop your career. Through a comprehensive induction programme, you will have the chance to gain a complete picture of the organisation and be involved in real challenges from day one. You will have the opportunity to learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, while always being encouraged to use your initiative.

Leonardo’s two-year Graduate Development Programme (GDP) provides young professionals with the best possible start to their career, excellent prospects and great development opportunities. We offer an exciting accelerated programme specifically tailored for graduates, across both technical and non-technical functions.

As one of our graduates, you will be working for a company at the cutting-edge of technology, as well as enhancing your skills and business acumen, opening up your horizons to the diverse and dynamic ways in which your degree can be used.

You will also earn a competitive starting salary and receive a welcome payment, with three performance-related salary reviews during the two years. Leonardo also provides generous temporary accommodation assistance to help with settling in.

All new graduates undertake a Leonardo orientation event, before taking up challenging roles within the business. As well as supporting you through career development leading to accreditation and membership of professional institutions, you will take part in a continuous and comprehensive training programme.


Rights and sustainability - We do business in a sustainable manner, with a continued commitment to economic and social development and the protection of human health and the environment. Internationality and multiculturalism - We operate worldwide and we respect the culture of every country. Innovation and expertise - We aim for continuous technological progress, through the creation and implementation of cutting edge solutions. Ethics and respect - We work in an honest, loyal and reliable manner, in full compliance with the rules. Expertise and merit - We support the professional growth of our people and reward those who seek and foster the company's success.

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