Location: UK: Bristol (Hybrid)

Opportunity: 6-month returnship

Starts: November 2023

Apply by: 25 September 2023 (extended)

*Applications have now closed*

Are you a professional at a stage in your career where you are looking to make the transition back into the workplace? Are you ready to come back to a corporate environment?

Leidos is proud to partner with Women Returners to launch its pilot Leidos Create Returner Programme.

What can Leidos offer you?

Leidos is PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. They offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.

Leidos Create will offer you:

  • 6-month paid returnship, with the possibility of transitioning to a permanent role after the placement
  • Coaching from Women Returners to support your return back to the workplace
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays – pro rata for duration)
  • Access to Flexible Benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)
  • Dynamic Working

Who is the programme aimed at?

The aim of this programme is to support professionals who are returning to work following a career break, by giving the opportunity to further develop your skills and experience in a collaborative and innovative organisation.

To be eligible for the programme you must:

  • Have been on a career break for a minimum of 18 months as of November 2023
  • Have previously worked in a professional role within the following area:
    • Compliance & Quality Assurance
    • Supply Chain & Logistics
    • Information Systems
    • Project Management
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Have been a resident in the UK for the past 5 years

About Leidos:

Leidos is a leading partner to the UK government and the Scottish government, as well as having key client partners in transportation and energy. Leidos employs 1,200 people across the UK supporting technology and business process transformation programmes for clients such as the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence, the Metropolitan Police Service and NATS. You can learn more about them here

Those joining the Leidos Create Programme will be supporting the Logistics Commodities & Services Transformation (LCST) Programme for the UK Ministry of Defence. This is a critical effort to enhance and improve the UK’s defence supply chain. Team Leidos is helping to transform the UK’s defence supply chain by providing an integration of a complex mixture of services, at low risk, using a modern suite of systems that will deliver one version of the truth. For the first time, the MOD will see the whole picture, as it is happening.

Find out more about the Leidos mission and values here

Opportunities on offer:

Compliance & Quality Assurance

Reporting to the Head of Compliance, you will support the team in compliance and assurance activities required on the LCST Programme.

Skills or experience needed in this field:

  • Awareness of Quality assurance and Control activities
  • Knowledge of ISO standards
  • Audit experience
  • (Desirable) Experience of working within a Defence or Logistics environment

The role will be hybrid, working from home and working out of the Leidos Bristol office when required to support meetings, with some UK travel required.

Supply Chain & Logistics

The Storage, Distribution and Freight function of the business is responsible for technical oversight of £6Bn of Defence inventory across a number of locations and its distribution thereafter to UK and global destinations using a range of multi-modal outlets.

Skills or experience needed in this field:

  • Interaction with Supply Chain Warehouse Management Systems
  • Vendor Management – this might include contract review and supplier due diligence
  • Competent user of Microsoft 365 tools
  • Stakeholder management
  • A natural curiosity to seek out solutions
  • (Desirable) Supply Chain Management/Operations either within Defence or a commercial logistics environment

The role will be hybrid with a mix of Bristol office, home and client site working. UK travel required.

Information Systems

The Leidos agile team designs, develops, and maintains cloud infrastructure using a tailored SAFe Agile SecDevOps Scrum process. They use best practices and patterns to perform design, development using AWS Services and Infrastructure as Code.

Skills or experience needed in this field:

  • Experience working with design and implementation of systems and applications in AWS
  • Windows system administration experience, managing Windows server and active directory
  • AWS Certifications

The role will be hybrid, working from home and working out of their Bristol office when required to support meetings.

Project Management

Reporting into the Leidos IS Programme Manager, you will deliver change initiatives implementing digital transformation for one of the world’s foremost military operations, while generating hundreds of millions in savings for the UK Government and Taxpayers.

Skills or experience needed in this field:

  • A proven track record in delivering end-to-end projects, or work packages as part of a larger programme
  • Demonstrable experience in project management, including management of change, planning & scheduling, risk management and cost control
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate, negotiate and influence effectively

The role will be hybrid, working from home and out of their Bristol office when required for team meetings, with some occasional UK travel to customer sites.

Clearance Requirements:

All applicants will be required to go through Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS) Clearance before joining and then be eligible to obtain Security Check (SC) Clearance at a later date.

The clearance application will include:

  • ID verification
  • Criminal record checks
  • Personal & employment referencing

To be eligible:

  • Applicants must have a right to work in the UK
  • Been a resident in the UK for the past 5 years
  • Have no unspent criminal convictions

Leidos will be on hand to guide you through the onboarding and clearance application process

Commitment to Diversity:

Leidos welcomes applications from every part of the community and is committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. They 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 them know, and they will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

How to apply

You can apply for the role you are interested in by clicking on the link below. Please submit a CV and a Cover Letter which outlines the Leidos area above and the type of role you are interested in, along with a summary of why you are applying for the Leidos Create Programme.

APPLY HERE: Leidos Career Returner Programme

Closing date for applications is 25 September 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact talent.uk@uk.leidos.com