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Business Capture Year in Industry Placement 2024-2025: L3 Harris

Manor Royal Business District
Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

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L3 Harris

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Code:  716

About this opportunity and L3Harris UK

From 12 UK sites, our team of over 1,400 people deliver unique capabilities across air, land, sea, space and cyber for military, security and commercial customers, worldwide.

L3Harris in Crawley specialise in technology and systems to enable quality pilot training from distance learning systems applications and maintenance solutions to training devices and full flight simulators, our technology covers the complete training spectrum.

We are looking for an Industrial Placement Candidate (IPC) with a proactive ‘can do’ attitude to work in our Business Capture team. You will be responsible for providing support to the global L3Harris business in a challenging fast-paced environment. The IPC will be required to assist in the bidding and capture management of projects across the business units throughout the entire Project Life Cycle, ensuring comprehensive, competitive and customer focused bid proposals that are produced for a wide-ranging variety and complexity for new business opportunities.

The Business Capture team collaborates with every aspect of the business, in order to create solutions and respond to customer’s every needs.  The IPC will gain insight and exposure to sales, project management, finance, commercial, and marketing to name but a few of the key functions with whom interactions occur on a daily basis.  Other key aspects include but not limited to, developing and writing persuasive proposals, influencing key stakeholders and overseeing presentation to C-suite to obtain approvals. In addition to the day-to-day activities, the IPC will participate in internal strategic initiatives to drive change and continuous improvement. 

A few of our employee benefits are:

  • 25 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), increasing with long service and with the opportunity to buy/sell up to 5 days
  • Private medical insurance with optional family cover
  • Pension scheme of up to 7% employer contribution
  • Life Assurance 4x salary (flexible up to 10x)
  • Group income protection
  • Flexible opt-in extras such as a health care cash plan, dental insurance, gym membership, critical illness cover and cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance program providing mental health and wellbeing support

What the role will involve

  • Providing support to the Business Capture teams with the preparation of bids and proposals, including writing responses to Request for Proposals (RFP), helping out with various tasks, running reports, and various other adhoc activities, including collaborations with variety of stakeholders, typically involving Sales, Commercial, Finance, Operations, In-Service Support.
  • Manage L3Harris functional teams to review customer requirements and ensure an accurate scope of effort for completion
  • Prepare and manage handover to contract delivery with key stakeholders, such as technical teams, project management, customer support and sales account executive for successful project launch
  • Support the governance process to obtain appropriate approvals in a timely manner
  • Maintain detailed records of all bids and proposals, including keeping documentation up to date as required
  • Facilitate value focused solutions to meet bespoke customer requirements in conjunction with Subject Matter Experts and key stakeholders
  • Maintain high ethical standards and perform duties in accordance with all company policies and procedure
  • Any other duties as may be required to meet or enhance the objectives of the business capture function

What you’ll bring

The role of Business Capture Year in Industry Placement requires the following experience and skills:

  • Must be studying in a relevant degree field  - Buisness Management, Finance with Business Management module
  • Computer literate – good understanding and experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Affinity to detail, with excellent interpersonal communication skills and fully proficient in English (written and spoken)
  • Commercial awareness and understanding of risk management.

Important to know

Due to the nature of our work many our roles require a UK nationality and the ability to obtain a security clearance. Applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment must meet the requirement of right to work in the UK and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information and will be subject to government security checks.

As an equal opportunities employer, L3Harris is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join L3Harris.

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L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination and offers equal opportunities for all. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships

Thank you for your patience as we transition to a new applicant tracking system. Please be aware that you may have applications in more than one system at this time and, as a result, you may receive communications regarding your applications from multiple systems.


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Manor Royal Business District
7 Magellan Terrace (Ground Floor)
Gatwick Road
West Sussex
RH10 9PJ
United Kingdom

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