Cyber Security Apprentice

Virgin Money
Newcastle Upon Tyne
16 Mar 2019
25 Mar 2019
Start Date

Calling all Cybertrons
Looking for a role that is out of this world? Then look no further. We are excited to announce that following the success of our latest apprentice, we now have an amazing career opportunity for a forward thinking, ambitious and driven individual to join our Customer and Colleague Protection (CCP) team and to undergo a tailored Apprenticeship programme which will allow you to grow within the Cyber space. This is a unique opportunity to build a strong platform for your long term career in an important part of VM and a fascinating industry, so don't miss out!

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At Virgin Money, we take our security responsibilities very seriously and our Customer and our CCP department play a key role in keeping our customers and colleagues safe. They do this by working closely with the business areas in safeguarding Virgin Money's brand, reputation, customers and colleagues from harm. Ensuring that customers feel protected against the threats they could face from online or digital channels is a key part of this.

By undertaking this course you will be able to apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigations to protect our organisations systems and people - pretty cool for a day's work.

Reach for the stars
This unique opportunity is the start of a meaningful career. We'll give you a head full of knowledge, a CV full of skills and all the right behaviours to fly high. You'll just need to bring bags of energy and enthusiasm - and most importantly, be willing to learn and manage your time. That's essential.

As an apprentice, you will spend 20% of your working time studying. You will have access to our 'AcadeMe' study space and will be set up for success with the support of your line manager, your mentor and your apprenticeship manager. This 24 month programme is delivered by ESTIO, a market leading apprenticeship provider, and you will learn through webinars and group exercises.

This isn't a commitment for the feint of heart though. You'll need to invest your own time in studying (around 8 to 12 hours a week) and commit to studying solo and meeting exam and assignment deadlines. To be successful in this you'll have to be genuinely passionate about this subject area, have the drive and self motivation to keep going under pressure, and be able to organise your study time inside and outside of the business.

You can find out all about the skills, knowledge and behaviours you'll pick up from the programme from the apprenticeship standard, here:

Please note - the programme is delivered in Leeds and would therefore require you to travel circa once a month (we will cover the costs for this)

After completing an apprenticeship you will be awarded with a Level 4 qualification (equivalent to a 1 st year degree) and following this, it's possible you could continue to go down the professional route and study further.

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Hours: Full Time 37.5 hours per week (20% of this is study time)

Location: Gosforth

Salary: Starting from GBP18,000 + A host of amazing benefits, from the key stuff like our pension, private health cover and life assurance to the cool stuff like your shiny red Virgin Tribe discount card. If 27 days of annual leave is not enough, you can purchase additional days through our flexible benefits scheme. Other flexible benefits include our cycle to work scheme and we offer discounted travel to work through our corporate travel pass scheme.

We can't wait to meet you!

Please note, all successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory credit and criminal records check as part of our recruitment process