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Cyber Security Apprentice - 2401

Job Ref :2401
Category :Apprenticeship
Duration :Permanent
Salary :Competitive
No. Jobs :2
Location :Bristol

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Looking for a great start to your career in technology, earning and learning on a professionally accredited, award winning scheme?


We are looking to recruit the technical and business experts of the future through our nationally recognised, award winning Apprenticeship Programmes.


Cyber Security Apprenticeship Programme


Join the successful Leonardo Security Operations Centre (SOC) team for a diverse apprenticeship in the field of Cyber Security. Successful candidates will be trained in the specialisms of Protective Monitoring, Incident Response, Threat Intelligence, Forensics, Malware Analysis, Security Device Engineering and Service Management.


You will experience a variety of technologies and by the end of the apprenticeship successful candidates will be fully certified Operations Analysts helping to protect our client's networks.


Key Responsibilities


Protective Monitoring - You will be responsible for analysing network, application, security device and system log events in order to identify any potentially abnormal or malicious system or user behaviours and raise them as incidents for investigation.  These will then be investigated with others to establish if these are expected events or a security threat whereby they will be escalated to appropriate customer or technical resources for remedial action.


Incident Response - Supporting the team in undertaking in-depth incident investigations, analysing malware, conducting forensics acquisition and investigations including threat hunting and security research.


ICT Administration - Supporting the ICT infrastructure that underpins the SOC and our client based monitoring points. Also, you will be responsible for maintaining security devices including the deployment of detection signatures and patches.

Service Management - You will be involved in all aspects of service management including, reporting, change management, service reviews, configuration management and Service Level Agreements.


Role Requirements


You will increaseyour technical skills and capability through hands on experience working with specialists in their field but also develops your academic and practical understanding of the diverse world that is Cyber Security. You will become part of a programme that is managed and tailored to provide a springboard into the world of Cyber Security.  Our programme is split into 2 phases:


Years 1 and 2: 


Through a mixture of work placements and specially selected college modules you will develop the key skills and knowledge to work effectively in a high technology company, gaining the necessary academic credits for an NC in Cyber Security and vocational credits for your Extended Diploma NVQ.

Year 3 and 4:


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 apprentices to further their academic and vocational achievements based on their talents, capability and on the needs of the business.


Leonardo is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable ’smart’ solutions.We are globally renowned and are continually expanding, offering exciting opportunities to talented people who want to work at the forefront of our technology.  Across our technical, engineering and business functions you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.


In delivering against these challenges, people are our greatest asset and as a LeonardoApprentice you will broaden your horizons to a diverse range of possibilities.  You will be learning while working alongside design, development, manufacturing, test and delivery and business support teams to create thiscutting edge technology for a worldwide market. 


If you are willing to challenge yourself, to stretch your boundaries, to apply your mind to the solution of challenging problems, join one of our accredited apprentice programmes and ensure you give yourself the best foundation for your cyber security career. You will be learning while working alongside the people that create cutting edge technology for a worldwide market. 


What do we need from you?

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

5 x GCSE grades 4-9 or grades A* - C, to include English and Maths or equivalents

Other needs:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK
  • Successfully complete SC security clearance


What’s in it for me?


Leonardo values their people and we reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Annual incremental pay increases
  • 3 performance related pay reviews in the two years following your apprenticeship
  • 33 days holiday and flexible working arrangements
  • Pension scheme (Contributory)


What can I expect from my working environment?


You will be working within world class facilities regardless of which site you are based.  Dependent on your role, you may be working in an office or lab environment or a combination of both. There may also be opportunities to travel between different sites and to meet with customers and suppliers.  Occasionally you may also travel abroad.


What are you waiting for?


A career in the defence industry rewards over 162,000 people and generates a £22billion turnover. Come and be a part of a community and work with some of the most talented engineers in the UK on some of the most exciting projects around.



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