Cyber Security Apprentice Leonardo MW Ltd

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.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    03 Sep 2018

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

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


You will increase your 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.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • An active interest in communications engineering, networking, cyber security, malware analysis, coding and system security problems
  • The ability to think analytically and solve problems
  • Team player
  • Strong attention to detail

Personal qualities

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

Qualifications required

  • 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

Future prospects

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.

Things to consider

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Leonardo is a world-class advanced engineering company, committed to delivering winning, cost-effective solutions in the aerospace, defence and security sectors. Balancing our global reach with sustained investment in our UK centres of excellence, we are focused on responding to the needs of Government and on the opportunities for exports. We recruit and develop talented and skilled people, and share learning and models of best practice across the group. Our UK growth has resulted from the skills, energy and dedication of our people. By championing the importance of engineering in younger generations, we aim to nurture the talent of tomorrow and help guarantee our future business prosperity.


Leonardo MW Ltd


450 Bristol Business Park


BS16 1EJ

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Training provider

Leonardo prides itself on recruiting the very best. Our companies run flourishing graduate and apprentice schemes for some 400 young people nationwide.

We actively participate with other educational and engineering partners to help shape and develop the training and qualifications we offer to ensure that our future apprenticeship schemes continue to meet the expectation of our applicants and to match local and national standards.

Boasting a current retention rate that has seen 95% of apprentices stay with our companies at the end of their schemes, Leonardo understands that the future of its high-tech business rests in the hands of the next generation of engineers.

  • Level 2 Certificate in Providing Electronic Security and Emergency Systems
  • Level 2 Certificate in knowledge of Electronic Security and Emergency systems

Apprenticeship framework

Security Systems

Training provider

Leonardo MW Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leonardo MW Ltd


Recruitment Team 08453731409

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2018