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Cyber Security Apprentice

Virgin Media
Slough, Berkshire
Closing date
18 Aug 2022

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Do you want to be the next cyber security professional who will keep our company and our customers safe from threats?  Join us on our Cyber Security Apprentice Scheme and you can have it all. 




As an apprentice working in the Security Engineering team, you’ll be responsible for providing engineering support to different functions around our business. This team are the people that maintain the security of Virgin Media, which makes them vital in our survival as a business. During the scheme, you’ll gain experience in a variety of functions to broaden your knowledge in online security. 




Build skills for the future 


From day one, you could be implementing operational changes to our security policies that are used all over the business, or even deploying new configuration roles to Security Monitoring Systems. In this role, you’ll consistently learn, gaining experience to a number of different squads, picking up new skills from each. Your key responsibilities could include: 


Supporting audits, providing process and technology walk throughs, evidence and required reporting following the relevant regulations and standards  


Supervising the health and availability of systems that our team are responsible for, raising problems that may appear 


Deploying and maintaining code in relation to security tools managed by the team, including development for other teams when required 


...and so much more. 




What we look for 


We’d like to meet curious, hardworking individuals that are dedicated and willing to learn every single day. You must have at least 5 GCSEs level 9-4 including Maths and English, or a level 2 apprenticeship, or equivalent. Some coding will be involved with this role, so it’s important that this is something that interests you however, you don’t need previous experience in coding. You should have a passion for technology as well as a drive to develop. Other than that, we’re open to meeting all kinds of applications! 




We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of our society, so we’re keen to hear from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. The only barrier to applying would be if you didn’t have the right to work in the UK and were unable to obtain it without our support. 




What’s in it for you 


Setting you up for a successful career in Cyber, you’ll pick up an abundance of transferable skills that you can use to move on through our business. We will support you in development opportunities that may arise, as well as offering a very attractive starting salary of £30,000 with fantastic salary progression. You’ll also be able to work from home for the majority of your scheme, with visits into the office very rarely. For this reason, we’re open to seeing applications from all over England. Plus, you will enjoy amazing benefits, such as: 


25 days holiday 


Your birthday off every year 


Employee discounts on mobile, broadband and TV services 


...and loads more! 




What is involved with studying for an apprenticeship?  


Your apprenticeship is made up of learning on the job, but also gaining the academic skills to put into practice in your day-to-day job.  As a result, you'll complete the apprenticeship as part of a structured learning programme alongside working in the role. The learning programme is made up of a suite of modules and milestones and you’ll be required to evidence your work against these modules via tasks and assignments. For some apprenticeships, you may also undertake additional technical qualifications, which include studying for, and taking an exam. Once you have completed your modules and milestones, you’ll then move to your End Point Assessment (EPA) which is typically made up of an interview and a project. Once you pass this stage, you will receive your apprenticeship qualification with us.   




Virgin Media and O2 have joined forces   


Virgin Media and O2 joined forces combining the UK’s largest and most reliable mobile network with a broadband network offering the fastest widely available broadband speeds. We’re the corporate brand of a 50:50 joint venture between Liberty Global and Telefónica SA and are now one of the UK’s largest businesses.   




We have exciting times ahead, and it’s a brilliant time to join us. 




Apprenticeship: Level 4 Cyber Security  
Duration: Up to 24 months 
Location: Slough 
Requirements: 5 GCSEs Level 9-4 including Maths and English, or a Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent   
Salary: Starting salary of £30,000, with an increase to £32,000 after 12 months.



Our business might have first burst into life in 2007, but our history is the history of phone, TV and internet in the UK. Why? Simple. Because we’re its future. Our culture is led by ideas and pioneers, challenge and creativity, and diversity and opportunity – it’s about always looking forward and the truth is we’re just getting warmed up.

Our network may be the biggest in the UK and Europe, unrivalled for its power and speed. But we’re not resting. We’re investing. In the network and our people. We plan to invest an additional £40 million over the next three years to refurbish key sites and acquire new alternative sites for our people.

Right now, our combination of voice, broadband and video products, combined with TiVo, sets the standard in homes across the nation. The future is all about going beyond the home, and beyond the norm. We’re going to explode the possibilities – giving people the communication, entertainment and connectivity they want, whenever and wherever they want it.

Virgin Media is building connections that really matter.  If it matter to our clients, then it really matters to us.

We’ve got a very different way of looking at the world, and it shows in what we're like as a place to work. It’s not a nine-to-five, clock in and tune out sort of place. And there’s no corporate mask to put on at the door – you can just be yourself. So, you'll be joining a bunch of people who are naturally adventurous, inventive and never stop questioning to make sure we aren’t missing a trick. 

As part of our varied apprenticeship schemes, we’re committed to helping talented people move onwards and upwards through our business. All of our schemes are designed to give you the knowledge, skills, experience and exposure you need to progress and develop a rewarding Virgin Media career.

When you’re part of the Virgin Media family you can trust us to do the right thing by you. So we go all-out to be a great place to work – and we offer some pretty impressive benefits too. Join us, and in return, you’ll get brilliant training and loads of mentoring to help you blaze a trail through our business. We promise you’ll have more than a little fun along the way!

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