Apprenticeship level:4
Approximate scheme length:2 years
Salary: Starts from £18,624
Eligibility criteria:
5 GCSE's Grade A* - C including maths and English language or equivalent. 2 A-Levels in any subject at grade A* - D or equivalent. You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or higher level in a related subject and content from the qualification of this scheme. You must be 18 years of age by 1st September of the year in which you apply, to be eligible for this scheme.

What will I be doing?

During the scheme, you'll develop an understanding of cyber security principles, common data network protocols and IT infrastructure technologies. You'll be delivering technical support which includes the security of our fixed, mobile and virtual environments, and the associated data. You'll also support and develop the IT security policy, procedures and strategy. You'll learn technical skills in access control, network security, incident management and many more.

What will the programme involve?

You'll complete exciting placements in a variety of different teams across cyber security which could be in any of the following:

  • Security Operations Centre
  • Cyber Security Policy Team
  • Cyber Security Compliance Team
  • Cyber Security Threat and Awareness Team
  • Cyber Security Project Assurance Team
  • Information Governance

What training and support will I get?

For the duration of the scheme you'll have a business sponsor that is responsible for the design and delivery of the apprenticeship scheme. They will help secure the right placements for you and support you in your professional development. You'll also have a mentor that'll support and guide you sharing their knowledge and expertise. Finally you can expect to have a buddy, either a previous apprentice or graduate from this scheme. Your buddy can answer any day to day questions you have and share their experiences with you.

During the scheme you'll not only complete the qualification but also have opportunities to complete additional training courses. These will vary from soft skills training to technical skills training. Your sponsors and placement managers will ensure you attend all the relevant training to support you in your role.

What do we look for?

You're passionate about technology with an understanding of cyberspace and an awareness of the technological advancements that protect computer networks and devices from viruses and hacking.

Where can this career take me?

When you complete the apprenticeship successfully, you'll have a range of options about where to go next that could include: intrusion detection analyst, malware analyst, threat intelligence, security project management to cyber security policy analyst. It all depends on your preference.

Contacting Us

If at any time you need to speak to anyone within the recruitment team then please contact us Monday - Friday between 08:30 and 17:30 on 0333 0062939 (Option 1) or alternatively email us at