Careers for Armed Forces Veterans and Reservists

As a company with a long heritage working alongside and providing land, sea and air platforms and technology for the British Armed Forces, Leonardo recognises the immense contribution that our military personnel make through their service and sacrifices as a result of their duty.

We therefore have a moral obligation to those who have served in the past – regular or reserve – and to those currently serving, as well as to their families who play a significant role in supporting Armed Forces members. Part of this means providing career opportunities to veterans, and flexibility for our employees who have chosen to serve their country as military reservists while also developing a career at Leonardo.

Transitioning to a civilian career

Leonardo’s commitment to the Armed Forces Community is pledged through our support of the Armed Forces Covenant, while we have been awarded the UK MoD’s Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award.

We understand that the transition from military service to civilian life can be a major challenge for some people. To address this, we work with the Career Transition Partnership to provide initial and ongoing support.

We also have a dedicated Armed Forces Network Group which supports Leonardo UK Armed Forces veterans, reservists and spouses or partners of serving members.

Developing your career

Leonardo’s growth in the UK has resulted from the skills, energy and dedication of our people. We are committed to equal opportunity and offering personal fulfilment through the highest quality education and development.

Looking to the future, we want reinforce our competitive position in the UK and other markets. To meet this challenge, we offer an environment for qualified people with the will to succeed and a passion for excellence to fulfil their potential and enable our company to stay at the forefront of innovation and technology.

Company Benefits

At Leonardo, we believe that our employees work best when they are able to achieve balance between work and other aspects of life. That’s why we are committed to designing policies and developing a working environment that promote the benefits and wellbeing of all our employees.

Interview Support

When we invite you for an interview, we want to hear about you; your achievements and what you can bring. By thinking about the role you are applying for, align your skills and experience to it. Make it easy for the Hiring Manager to decide you are the best candidate they can select for the role.

When preparing for your interview, review the company website and enhance your knowledge as much as possible, such as where Leonardo is present, who our customers are, and what is important to us i.e. sustainability, corporate social responsibility. Look at our mission and values and consider how your own values align to us. Read some of our employee profiles, speak to anyone you know who works for us, and follow us on social media.

We carry out Competency Based Interviews (CBI). To help you prepare, we suggest you make yourself aware of the BACK model:

  • Background – What was the situation and what was your goal?
  • Action – What action did you take?
  • Consequence – What was the outcome / end result?
  • Knowledge – What feedback was received? / How was the success measured? What did you learn from this experience? / Is there anything you would have done differently?

Meet our Veterans & Reservists

Lead Systems Engineer

Principal Configuration Engineer

Senior Project Officer (Delivery)

Lead Supportability Engineer

International Business Development Manager

Accreditations & Partnerships

Supporting Leonardo UK Armed Forces veterans, reservists and spouses or partners of serving members.

We work with the CTP to provide veterans with support they need to find civilian jobs after leaving the Armed Forces.

Leonardo is committed to honouring our Armed Forces Covenant and supporting the Armed Forces Community.

Leonardo was awarded the UK MoD’s Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for its work supporting Reservists and the Armed Forces.

We are honoured to sponsor the RAF Association's 'Finding It Tough?' campaign, which offers free online wellbeing courses for non-serving members of the RAF community.

Since 2010, Leonardo has partnered with and supported the UK’s Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team (AFPST), which plays a powerful role in the recovery, transformation and personal freedom of wounded, injured and sick military personnel and veterans.