Cyber Degree Apprentice

Job Description:

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.

Get to know Leonardo
Working in Leonardo today means developing the most advanced technologies in the strategic sector of Aerospace, Defence and Security, in one of the mayor companies worldwide that makes innovation the main driver of its development.

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.

As you would expect from a globally renowned Company, we offer competitive entry salaries and fully support your academic learning through to qualifications, so there is no need to get into debt. We support helping you settle into 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.

Programme Description

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 Degree Apprenticeship Programme.

Involved in all phases of the Cyber Security lifecycle you will be exposed to the latest tools, technologies, and processes, and have the opportunity to influence the future path of cyber security development within Leonardo. Developing real-time cyber solutions, creating sophisticated analysis and support tools or contributing ideas to innovate the next generation of products - the challenges are varied.

Alongside this, you will also study with one of our partner universities towards achievement of BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) degree in an appropriate engineering discipline through a mixture of work based learning, distance learning and day release at university. On completion you should have met the requirements for Incorporated Engineer as part of the way to gaining Chartered Engineer status.

During your apprenticeship, you will be required to share your time between the workplace and university. You will:

  • Grow your knowledge of cyber engineering
  • Develop practical skills in development for complex systems, understanding key processes and technologies.
  • Support early careers activities - our apprentices and graduates are expected to work as STEM ambassadors in schools, colleges and universities
  • Commit to the successful completion of all your academic modules and assignments in support of the Apprenticeship standard.

What you will do

Life 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 your course at one of our partner universities.

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.

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

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 are relentless about inclusion. We welcome everyone as they are, and see diversity as a strength. 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.

Qualifications

  • 3 x A Levels (A- C) (or equivalent)
  • Mandatory: Mathematics and either Physics or a Technology/Engineering subject

AND another STEM subject

PLUS

  • 5 GCSE grades 9 - 4 or grades A*-C or equivalent,
  • Mandatory: English Language, Maths and a Science subject Plus 2 subjects

We will also accept a BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering instead of A levels, but require attendance of the maths bridging course. We consider each application individually in consultation with our partnering university.

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

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.,

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!  

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