Cyber Security Consultant Apprentice

Job Description:

The Opportunity

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.

We are currently expanding our Bristol based Cyber Security Consulting Team practice and are looking to recruit a number of Cyber Security Consultant Apprentices, You must be a team player who has the drive, a keen passion for all things IT, and the enthusiasm to play a crucial role in supporting the delivery of cyber security across our external customers and in-house product delivery teams. This role will provide you with an unique opportunity to work on some of the UKs leading edge cyber security projects, that will have will have a direct impact on protecting the UK now and in the future.

Reporting to a Senior Cyber Security Consultant, with tasking guided by the our Head of Consulting you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge helping to provide comprehensive and effective cyber security and resilience support to a number of customer delivery scenarios as well as your own assigned cyber security development project.

As a Cyber Security Consultant Apprentice, you will work alongside experienced IT professionals to identify and mitigate potential security risks, analyse security threats, and develop solutions to protect our customers systems and data. Within this time, you will undertake a Level 4 apprenticeship scheme that offers the opportunity to work across the different functions within Division for three years, gaining a Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist qualification.

Qualifications Required:

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.

Key Skills:

  • A passion for cyber security and a keen interest in IT

  • Awareness of the different types of cyber threats and 

  • Excellent IT skills, including knowledge or awareness of computer networks, operating  systems, software, hardware and security an awareness of the cyber security risks associated with various technologies and ways to manage them

  • Great team working skills for collaborating with team members and users

  • Know how to self mange own time with good organisational skills to manage a variety of tasks and meet deadlines

  • Must have the ability to multitask and prioritise your workload

Key Responsibilities:

  • The primary role of a Cyber Security Apprentice is to apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigation to protect organisations and people.

  • Those focused on the technical side will work on areas such as security design and architecture, security testing, investigations & response.

  • Those focused on the risk analysis side will work on areas such as operations, risk, governance and compliance.

  • Whether focused on the technical or risk analysis side, all people in this occupation work to achieve required security outcomes in a legal and regulatory context. You will develop and apply practical knowledge in information security to deliver solutions that fulfil organisation's requirements.

  • Gain invaluable experience by learning challenging theory and applying this on-the-job.

  • Develop the knowledge and skills required, such as how to defend against attack techniques and sources of threat, risk management and building a security case, to equip you to be a future Cyber Security Consultant.

Working Location and Workstyle:

Your base location will be from our offices in Bristol. We have a hybrid workstyle with flexible working which provides the opportunity to work from home when required.

Life at Leonardo:
With a company funded benefits package, a commitment to learning and development, and a flexible  approach to working hours focused on the needs of both our employees and customers, a career with  Leonardo has never offered as many opportunities or been more accessible to as many people.

  • Pension: Award winning pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)

  • Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays, option to buy/sell leave and to accrue up to 12 additional flexi leave days per year

  • Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme, access to Mental Health support, Financial wellbeing support, network groups (Enable, Pride, Equalise, Reservists, Carers)

  • Lifestyle: Discounted Gym membership, Cycle to work scheme 

  • Company funded flexible benefits: Access to private healthcare, dental schemes, Workplace ISA, Go Green Car Scheme, technology and lifestyle options (£500 annual allowance)

  • Training: Free access to more than 4000 online courses via Coursera 

  • Referral Incentive: You can earn a reward for successfully referring a friend or family member

  • Bonus: Scheme in place for all employees at management level and below

  • For a full list of our Company benefits please visit our website.

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