We are looking for innovative, passionate and ambitious people to join our Technical Graduate Apprenticeship Programme in 2023. Our programmes are designed with our core values – inclusion, integrity, innovation, agility, collaboration and commitment - in mind. From day one, you will be encouraged and supported to contribute in our fast paced and agile environment.
As a Graduate Apprentice, you will study towards a University Degree while working full-time at Leidos; we offer one day per week for university studies, meaning that by the end of your 4-year course, you will have gained a full BSc (Hons) qualification while also gaining four years’ worth of work experience.
The remainder of the working week is dedicated to developing your skills across a range of programmes and capabilities with exposure to world-class technology. Our best in class early careers team will support you throughout the duration of the programme to ensure you meet your career development goals, with the aim to progress into a full time permanent position, a truly outstanding opportunity. We have fantastic training and mentoring opportunities as well as a growing social network of other early careers persons and employee resource groups across the business to provide you with support and guidance.
What will I be doing?
Our programme is designed in a rotational structure to ensure you are developing skills and knowledge across our capabilities and functions as well as helping you understand what areas you enjoy most to help you build your career, some of the areas you may gain experience in (but not limited to) include:
System Engineering & Integration
Automation and DevOps Engineering
Data Science & Engineering
Cloud Infrastructure and Networking
Who we are looking for
Passionate about technology
Can take initiative and be proactive
Eager to learn and progress in their career
Can prioritise and handle steady workflows, this apprenticeship takes commitment, as you will be working and studying full time.
Agility to think and act in a flexible, creative and resilient way
Be inclusive, collaborative, team oriented, and proactively engaging – building relationships and staying connected with each other
You should also be empowered by taking individual responsibility for your development, progress and results.
Graduate Apprenticeship Entry Requirements
Entry requirements vary by university, and can be very flexible as we consider these in an individual basis, this is to ensure that we can be as inclusive as possible; this apprenticeship is suitable for both school leavers and those looking to switch their career or up-skill. Typically, universities look for 3-4 Highers with minimum B grades this is equivalent to four A-levels at Minimum B grade for those in England. We will take on other factors such as experience or other qualifications for example a HNC/HND.
Where will I be based?
We are recruiting Graduate Apprentices in the following locations: Glasgow, Whiteley, Bristol, Farnborough
We offer a hybrid and dynamic working environment meaning that you can split your time between the office and at home, although we will encourage you to come into the office on occasions to enable you to develop and grow and collaborate with your teams.
Rewards and benefits
Full time Salary
Fully funded Degree
33 days Annual Leave (Including public and privilege holidays)
Access to Flexible benefits (including health schemes, gym membership and cycle to work scheme)
Contributory Pension Scheme
Industry recognised qualifications
Private Medical Insurance
Commitment to Diversity
We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.
What is next?
Our Start date for the programme is September 2023, we aim to contact you within 5/6 weeks of this posting to advise if you have been selected to attend one of our assessment centres, and these will be held between April-June. Our Early careers team will be in contact every step of the way and provide full details on what to expect, although it is an assessment we always find the day good fun, it gives you a chance to meet other candidates and potential cohort, while providing you an opportunity learn more about Leidos and the programme. Following this assessment centre, you will be notified if you have been successful and we will send out a formal offer.
If you want to be part of a global organisation whose products and services change lives, gain your degree fully funded, while having the opportunity to gain experience working in real-life projects, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Pay and Benefits
Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.
Securing Your Data
Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the Leidos.com automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].
If you believe you are the victim of a scam, contact your local law enforcement and report the incident to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Commitment to Diversity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.