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IT Security Apprentice

Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2TT
£22,339.00 annually
Closing date
8 Jul 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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What will the apprentice be doing?

1. Undertake risk assessments and managing information security risks. This will involve the use of a vulnerability scanner. This activity is expected to be a significant part of the role.
2. Communicate, ensure and enforce compliance with information security policies and standards in collaboration with senior members of the IT Security team.
3. Operate and monitor an information security management system (ISMS) including policies, standards, principles and controls including management practices and technical security measures.
4. Monitor the operation of security controls.
5. Be involved in information security and related projects and initiatives; participate in meetings, working groups, virtual teams, forums and workshops on information security and related subject areas.
6. Liaise and help other IT teams with improving IT security and compliance in line with University Information Security regulations and standards.
7. Follow and develop IT security governance processes and approve IT projects for compliance with security policies, standards and principles.
8. Handle day to day security incidents alongside other team members and provide backup for other team members where necessary
9. Promotes equality and values diversity, acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture.
10. Any other duties commensurate with the grade.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Apprentices will learn via a mixture of online and in person training as they achieve the level 4 apprenticeship standard - Cyber Security Technologist. The formal training is usually via block release which is complemented by on the job training at the University.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
  • Cyber operations manager
  • Cyber risk analyst
  • Intelligence researcher
  • Security analyst
  • Security architect

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 and above) Essential
A Level or equivalent ICT (Grade E or above) Essential
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