Leonardo is among the top ten global players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy’s main industrial company.


Leonardo is a global high-tech company and a leading player in Aerospace, Defence and Security.

The company employs 46,000 people across 170 sites around the world with more than 7,500 highly-skilled employees working at its seven major UK sites as well as several smaller facilities and UK armed forces bases.

Leonardo provides an “end-to-end” capability in helicopter design, manufacture and support; electronics systems, from the design and development stages through to manufacture and support; and cyber security protection services.

We invest around £180m in the UK (around 10% of turnover) in Research and Development each year. This investment in innovation enables us to deliver some of the UK’s most advanced technology programmes such as Team Tempest, which sees Leonardo leading the development of the sensor technology for the RAF’s next generation combat air systems.

Our company-funded approach to flexible benefits allows employees to make choices appropriate for them. Each employee has access to a wide choice of lifestyle, health and wellbeing options best suited to their individual lifestyle goals.

 We are Gold level accredited for Investing in People, Young People and Wellbeing, and offer career mentoring for motivated individuals. We also hold the UK MoD’s 2018 Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for our work supporting Reservists and the Armed Forces.