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Cyber Security Engineer Apprentice

£12,000.00 annually
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

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

As a Cyber Security Engineer, you will join our growing team with its increased focus and business growth in Cyber Security, working closely with our Cyber Security Manager ensuring the smooth and successful delivery of all security-based client requests, services, audits and certifications in a continually evolving role.

What you'll be doing:

Duties include:
  • Liaising with customer to understand client requests and how best resolve issues
  • Supporting project implementations from initial customer training through to ongoing support
  • Working on Cyber Essentials & IASME Assured assessments
  • Working on Cyber Essentials Plus & IASME Assured (Audited) audits
  • Carrying out Internal Vulnerability Scanning (including customising reporting)
  • Carrying out External Penetration Testing (including customising reporting)
  • Using enterprise level tools to analyse and assess vulnerabilities
  • Assist with the evolving product and services portfolio available to clients
  • Assisting the sales and support teams with relevant information and advice, taking ownership where required

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

Why choose our Cyber Security Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship?

The Cyber Security Engineer apprentice can help to design, build and test secure networks, security products or systems to help protect your organisation against cyber threats. QA is a market leader in cyber security training, with a state-of-the-art immersive cyber gamified learning, giving apprentices a hands-on learning experience in simulating a real cyber threat.

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 leaderboards and badges, elements used widely in the gaming world.

QA's Cyber Security Engineer 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

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?

Benefits / Perks:

You will also receive an excellent benefit package including:
  • Company funded industry qualifications
  • Workplace Pension*
  • Close to town centre / bus station / train station
  • Free Car Parking
  • Attendance Bonus Scheme*
  • Sick pay Scheme*
  • 22 days holiday + Bank Holidays, increasing with length of service to a max of 30 days *after a qualifying period.

Future prospects:

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position along with continued development through to becoming an IASME accredited assessor.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Knows of Cyber Essentials


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 3+ (D or above)) Essential
A Level or equivalent ICT (Grade A-Level grade) Essential

Things to consider

Important Information: QA's apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education. To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

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