Apprenticeships – FAQs

Electronics, Defence & Security Systems

What happens next?

The timetable for the online application process is:

  • Online Recruitment is open from the end of September
  • Online testing will take place from November to March
  • Assessment Centres will take place from February to April
  • Conditional Offers issued for May
  • Company Induction in September
As an apprentice, when would I commence working for Leonardo?
You will be asked to start during September.
Where will I be based?
This is dependent upon the location highlighted on the specific opportunity you have applied for. You will be able to discuss this further with our Recruitment team.
How much time will I be required to spend at college?
Applicants for technical/manufacturing apprenticeships are required to spend up to 9 months full time at college, then day release for the remainder of the scheme. Business apprentices and those on our graduate level apprenticeship programmes, undertake day release throughout the duration of the scheme.


Will I be reimbursed for travel expenses?
Yes, details will be provided on request
How long are the training programmes?
An apprenticeship will take four years to complete.
If successful, when would I start?
If you are successful, you will start after the following August bank holiday.
If I am unsuccessful, will this affect me if I apply next year?
No, this will not affect you if you apply next year. Whatever stage you reach, you will gain experience of an application process which may assist you in the future.
If I am unsuccessful, can I gain feedback?
We offer feedback to all interviewed candidates. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide feedback prior to this stage of the recruitment process.
Who can I contact if I have any questions?

If you have any questions regarding your application, please email the recruitment team on

Please note that we are able to discuss the application with the candidate only.