Cyber Security Apprentice

Job Description:

Our Apprentice Opportunities

Leonardo offers a range of Apprenticeships from 2-4yrs. across a variety of STEM and business routes, offering paid training, coupled with on the job learning that enables you to gain practical skills, experience and knowledge that sets up the best start to your career. We offer competitive entry salaries from £14,000 to £20,500pa and fully support your academic learning through to qualifications, with salary increases as you progress.

Whether leaving School or College with GCSEs/Standards, A ‘Levels/Highers (or equivalent) or in work and looking for a new career path, you are fully supported as you rotate within the business working on real-time projects alongside highly skilled professionals who are passionate about their work. We support helping you settle in to your new location ensuring you are familiar with the team and have a warm welcome from day 1. There is a member of our Apprentice team at each site, helping you progress, ensuring your study time is protected, enabling access to digital learning as well as opportunities to get involved with the local community and STEM projects, enhance many aspects of each programme.

Looking for a great start to your career in technology, earning and learning on a professionally accredited, award-winning scheme? We are recruiting the cybersecurity experts of the future on our nationally recognised, award-winning Apprenticeship Programme.

Leonardo’s two-year Cyber Security Apprenticeship provides a wealth of learning and development opportunities, including a Level 4 Cyber Security Engineer award. The programme is tailored to provide a springboard into the world of Cyber Security, focussed on the following areas:

  • Security Technology

  • Risk Assessment

  • Operating Systems

  • Networking and Architecture

  • Cloud Services

  • Business Processes

  • Data, ML/AI, Analytics, and DevOps

Leonardo is a leader in cybersecurity, and one of the biggest suppliers of defence equipment to the UK MoD. Come and be a part of our community and work with some of the most talented engineers in the UK on some of the most exciting projects around!

We recruit on a rolling basis. These roles attract high competition, so do not delay - APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment.

How will we support you?

Leonardo values people with a passion for technical analysis, judgement and problem-solving. We reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:

  • Competitive starting salary

  • Annual incremental pay increases

  • 33 days holiday and flexible working arrangements

  • Pension scheme (Contributory)

  • Cycle to Work initiative

  • Custom Working Model – supporting health and wellbeing and inclusion and diversity

What you will do

Life as an apprentice at Leonardo is never boring! Throughout your apprenticeship, you will be working in a wide range of areas, such as

  • Building secure systems and networks from scratch

  • Installing and configuring operating systems, firewalls, and applications

  • Deploying and using secure Cloud environments such as AWS and Azure

  • Installing and using DevOps for secure software development

  • Data analytics with Machine Learning and AI

  • Detecting and remediating cyberattacks

  • Supporting STEM activities and outreach

Your work will support critical business areas throughout Leonardo and our customers in the UK government and private sector, and will provide you with great learning opportunities in the field. At the same time, you will obtain the academic knowledge and qualifications necessary for your future career in a high-tech company, through specially designed courses delivered by our training supplier.

You will be working within world-class facilities, in both office and lab environments and will have opportunities to travel to other Leonardo UK and customer sites, to meet with colleagues, customers, and suppliers.

You will be selected through a combination of academic/vocational progress to transfer onto one of our skill-specific paths, which include:

  • Security Engineering

  • Security Event Analytics

  • Incident Response

  • Threat Intelligence

Beyond the programme there may be the opportunity for you to further your academic and vocational achievements based on your talents and capability and needs of the business. You would be expected to commit to the successful completion of all your academic modules and assignments in support of the Apprenticeship standard.

What we are looking for

Leonardo values people that want to always develop and learn throughout their career. A successful apprenticeship with Leonardo involves a drive to deliver, own initiative, problem-solving skills, and the willingness to comply with safety instructions and processes at all times. We view commitment to the programme and learning objectives very highly.

We are relentless about inclusion. An inclusive environment is one that welcomes everyone as they are. We see diversity as a strength. We still have some way to go to achieving diverse teams across our whole business. We would like you to be part of our journey to creating that better balance, and welcome applications from individuals from all walks of life as we build a stronger company together.

This apprenticeship assumes little prior cybersecurity experience and is NOT suitable for candidates who already have an engineering, software or computing degree.

You must have (as a minimum) the following academic qualifications:

An A Level in ICT OR An International Baccalaureate at Level 3 in ICT OR A Level 3 apprenticeship in a similar subject OR A BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (180 credits) Experience (if the learner can’t meet the qualification requirements): A minimum of 1-year work experience in a Technical support role e.g., Help Desk. Should also be working at Level 2 in Maths and English.

The starting salary for this role is £20,000

Please note that in order to apply for this opportunity you must be eligible for UK Security Clearance. Normally this is to the level of Security Check (typically known as “SC”) for our business which includes having a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.

At Leonardo, we are strongly committed to supporting all our people, and, as society and the environment we work in changes, our approach to Inclusion and Diversity continues to evolve and adapt to reflect this. A culture of inclusion goes on to create an environment for greater collaboration, innovation and opportunities to develop as an organisation. If you are willing and able to commit to giving your best performance, you will find Leonardo a very rewarding place to work!  

Primary Location:

GB - Bristol - Coldharbour Lane

Contract Type:

Hybrid Working:


 Published on 06-02-2024
 Deadline NA