Our Industrial Placement Programme is designed to offer you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills you require to become business professional of the future. On our programme you will engage with challenging and exciting project work, and deliver a highly professional business partnering service to our internal customers.

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. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are willing to take on a challenge to fill our industrial placement roles, and we will demand a high degree of stakeholder focus and work performance from you in order to meet our workload challenges. If you are willing able to commit to giving your best performance, you will find Leonardo a very rewarding place to work!

We are looking for Business or Finance degree related students to help us within the Electronics Business Unit Finance reporting team

The key areas within the role are 

  • To provide basic Finance support to the Future Factory Project Managers (liaise with planners, procurement and central finance Capex team, answer any ad hoc daily finance queries regarding journals, accruals & SAP, deputise for the FC during PPRPs)
  • Support the Financial Controller in monthly updating and maintain BU overhead reports, its analysis and reconciliation
  • Work with Financial Controller during month end process, especially in preparation and uploads of month end accruals and prepayments for BU overheads as well as subsequent forecast upload and reconciliation. Maintain accruals and prepayments schedules and back up to prepaid invoices.
  • BU Overheads budget upload and reconciliation to SAP
  • Assist Financial Controller in supplier invoices payments processing, i.e.: adjusting DAL limits, liaise with central finance team, and any ad hoc finance admin they may have
  • Automation Sector invoicing
  • Weekly meetings with the Financial Controller

You will gain valuable experience towards your future career by joining our highly professional and skilled team of accountants working throughout the UK.

You will be given the opportunity to develop lifelong skills in problem solving and communication and decision making skills as well as becoming more self aware.

You will learn how to work under pressure to tight deadlines, communicate effectively, problem solve, manage time effectively and become business aware. In addition, the role will give a head start in understanding key financial drivers and measures in understanding business performance.

All of our Industrial Placement roles require a minimum of a predicted 2:1 grade in a relevant degree discipline.

We work in a modern, flexible environment and will accommodate your personal needs wherever possible.

Life at Leonardo

With a company funded benefits package, a commitment to learning and development, and a flexible approach to working hours focused on the needs of both our employees and customers, a career with Leonardo has never offered as many opportunities or been more accessible to as many people.

  • Flexible Working: Flexible hours with hybrid working options. For part time opportunities, please talk to us
  • Company funded flexible benefits: Access to private healthcare, dental schemes, Workplace ISA, Go Green Car Scheme, technology and lifestyle options (£500 annual allowance)
  • Holidays: 25 days' plus bank holidays, option to buy/sell leave and to accrue up to 12 additional flexi leave days per year
  • Pension: Award winning pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme with access to free mental health support, financial wellbeing support and network groups to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion (Enable, Pride, Equalise, Reservists, Carers)
  • Lifestyle: Discounted Gym membership, Cycle to work scheme
  • Training: Free access to more than 4000 online courses via Coursera
  • Referral Incentive: You can earn a reward for successfully referring a friend or family member
  • Bonus: Scheme in place for all employees at management level and below

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 which includes having a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.