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Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship - Level 6

Belfast (City/Town)
A starting salary of £19,500 in year one, and potential yearly pay increases
Closing date
9 Dec 2022
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Job Introduction

BBC InfoSec is a specialist team within BBC Technology Group that helps keep BBC information secure. The team advises on best practice, deals with threats and manages potential cyber-attacks across the BBC globally. Working with our InfoSec teams you will develop skills and knowledge to perform security risk assessments for a range of IT and Production systems and propose solutions jointly with InfoSec Specialists.

This Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist Professional Degree Apprenticeship (Integrated) will be delivered by our chosen Leaning Provider over the course of 4 years.

This delivery model is delivered both virtually and in-person – ranging from virtual instructor led workshops; plus, three weeks per year for in-person training.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be awarded a Level 6 BSc (Hons) Professional Degree in Digital and Technology Solutions and you will become a permanent member of our BBC InfoSec (Cyber) Security team in Belfast.

  • Start Date: 11th September 2023
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Salary: £19,500
  • Location: 2x Belfast 
  • Typically leading to: Permanent role as a Cyber security Junior officer

Role Responsibility

Over the course of your apprenticeship you will be based within our BBC Information Security (Cyber Security) team in Belfast. This on-the-job experience will teach you to identify, analyse and evaluate security threats and hazards to planned and installed information systems and services (e.g. cloud services).

This is an amazing development opportunity for individuals with a technology background who are looking to move into Information and Cyber Security with first class training and career opportunities available in a truly supportive environment.

Are you the right candidate?

You love your numbers and are passionate about Information & Cyber security while working alongside Cyber Security Technologists supporting them and our business stakeholders with insights and analysis. You have a keen interest in Cyber Security at the BBC and are a logical thinker with natural problem solving skills. You are able to work on your own and stay motivated. Prepared to juggle work and study and work well under pressure. If this sounds like you then check you're eligibility below and click apply!

Who we're looking for:

  • Be aged 18 or over when the course starts in September 2023
  • Have a minimum of BBB A Levels or a DDM BTEC in a relevant subject
  • Have maths and English GCSEs or Standard (Scotland) at 9-4 (A-C) or equivalent
  • Be legally allowed to work in the UK
  • Have lived in the UK, Ireland or the European Economic Area (EEA), for at least three years before the start of the apprenticeship. Or have either pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme and lived in the UK, EEA or Gibraltar for at least three years.

Don’t worry if you don’t have an extensive CV. You can share examples of your passion for cyber security from anywhere. That might be other work experience, your time in education or volunteering.

Package Description

  • A starting salary of £19,500 in year one, and potential yearly pay increases
  • A flexible 35-hour working week, 26 days of annual leave days (with the option to buy an extra 5 days), and a defined pension scheme
  • Discounted dental, health care, gym and much more - please note these benefits come with salary sacrifices
  • A dedicated Team Manager and Scheme Specialist to help with your development
  • Professional Coaching and Mentoring by industry professionals
  • Access to our in-house Academy, which hosts a range of internal and external courses
  • An accredited BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Apprenticeship

Application Process

During the application process we want to learn more about your skills and interests. For further information about the application process please click here

Support with your application:

We are proud to be a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply or interview for a role with the BBC please visit our Early Careers Recruitment page

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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  • A portfolio of television services, including the UK’s most-watched channel BBC One, the pioneering online-only youth service BBC Three, and our multi award-winning channels for children, as well as national and regional television programmes and services across England. Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
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