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Real-time Software Simulation Year In Industry Placement 2024-2025

L3 Harris
Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date
16 Feb 2024

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Aviation, Software
Contract Type
Fixed term
Full Time

Job Details

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 Title – Real-time Software Simulation Year In Industry Placement 2024-2025 - Crawley

Job Location – Crawley, West Sussex

Job ID - 4912

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.

L3Harris are seeking industrial placements who will be responsible for providing support to the global L3Harris business by joining the Real-time Software Simulation (RSS) team, in a challenging fast-paced environment.  The RSS team collaborates with every aspect of the business, in order to create solutions and respond to customer needs. Our RSS Industrial Placement will gain insight and exposure to all aspects of our software activities including OEM data analysis, simulated system software moel integration and test, debugging and fault resolution.

In addition to the day-to-day activities, the RSS Industrial Placement will participate in internal strategic initiatives to drive change and continuous improvement as required.  Other opportunities will be made available to increase their organizational awareness with interaction across the wider L3H business. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who really want to make the most of a placement year working in a complex, international and fast paced environment, pushing the boundaries of what can be learnt and experienced during a year’s placement.

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

  • Highly analytical - able to interpret data and software quickly and effectively

  • Some experience and awareness of the aircraft systems and real time simulation

  • Enthusiasm to perform to the best of their ability in everything they do and achieve the best result for the company by working in a flexible manner to ensure high quality

  • Strong organisational skills, excellent attention to detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines, managing multiple activities at once.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work towards a common goal as part of a multi-functional team.

  • An ability to interface well at all levels within the business.

  • Self-motivation with the ability to be innovative and think laterally to resolve issues, challenge working methods, champion change and help develop the function to achieve maximum effectiveness.

  • The ability to work proactively and employ initiative to propose new ideas.

  • The ability to excel in fast paced deadline oriented environment with high pressure situations, putting in the necessary work to complete the job

What you’ll bring

  • Must be currently studying for a degree within the subject of Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Effective time management skills

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


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.


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