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Cyber and Information Security Apprentice

Claire House Children's Hospice, Clatterbridge Road Bebington, Wirral, CH63 4JD
£20,315.00 annually
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform regular testing and random mock scenarios to ensure that all IT policies are being adhered to
  • Ensure training is kept up to date and that you are keeping up to date with regular developments in cyber and information security
  • Deliver training and promote good use of technology
  • Ensure the business continuity plan is regularly reviewed and updated
  • Work with all business areas to provide all IT information for subject access request in the most efficient way and in a readable format
  • Attend the formal IT CAB to ensure that all changes adhere to IT policies and that security risk has been assessed and mitigated
  • Carry out regular audits on our systems to ensure compliance with data protection rules and retention policies

This job description does not attempt to describe all the tasks and responsibilities of the post, but rather illustrates with examples, the main role of the post-holder. It is therefore subject to alteration and development as and when required.

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

Why choose our Cyber Security Risk Analyst Level 4 apprenticeship?

The Cyber Security Risk Analyst apprenticeship builds and apply an understanding of cyber security to protect your organisation, systems, information, personal data and people from attacks and unauthorised access.

QA's exclusive partnership with Circadence Corporation, the pioneer of the hands-on gamified learning platform Project Ares®, allows us to uniquely incorporate hands-on scenario training into our cyber security apprenticeships. The Project Ares platform offers a totally immersive experience, using automated features to support skills adoption with an in-game advisor, Athena, who advises our players through scenario-based challenges. The platform scenarios replicate the unpredictability and escalating levels of complexity that cyberattacks can present. It drives high levels of engagement through leader boards and badges, elements used widely in the gaming world.

QA's Cyber Security Risk Analyst Level 4 apprenticeship programme enables the apprentice to:
  • Develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills in a safe, but realistic environment
  • Apply all of the acquired skills throughout the programme, with added scoring of players and opponent actions with replay for object assessment
  • Take part in hands-on training and active-learning models that increase retention rates by 75% so that cyber apprentices can prepare for real-world challenges
  • Support an organisation's formal security governance, regulatory and compliance (GRC) and interact with risk assessments and risk mitigations

Tools and technologies learned: Apprentices will learn to use Project Ares, Python, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft PowerShell, Linux and AWS.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

90% of QA apprentices secure permanent employment after completing: this is 20% higher than the national average.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Experience working in IT, Have used O365 and Excel, Complete a DBS check, Understandconfidentiality


A Level or equivalent ICT (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

We are actively seeking candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. At Claire House, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and value everyone as an individual.We welcome applications from neurodiverse individuals, and can make accommodations to our application and interview processes. If you require accommodations, please let us know.

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