Information Security Apprentice

19, Cornwall Street, Birmingham, B3 2FF
£16,500.00 annually
21 May 2019
22 Aug 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
  • Cyber security principles and techniques
  • National and international cyber security law, standards and regulations
  • Aanalysing and evaluating security threats and hazards
  • Building and using a security case
  • logical and creative thinking, and analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Working independently on their own initiative and working as part of a team
  • Specialist skills: technical or risk analysis

Infrastructures - Lan/Wan/Remote Access/Data Centres/Telco/VPN technologies

On-Premise and Cloud based (Iaas, PaaS and SaaS) infrastructures

Operating systems : Microsoft and Linux /Unix

Storage and Virtualization

IAM technologies and services (e.g., Active Directory, LDAP, IAM)

Security implementation experience in an enterprise IT environment

Legal and Jurisdictional frameworks governing Privacy and data management/handling

TIL and Change Board submissions (ideal, but not essential

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A passion for all aspects of security, both technical and non technical
  • A willingness to commit to the further study required to keep pace with the application of the latest threat concepts and techniques in this ever evolving landscape
  • Keen sense of responsibility, with the moral standing to set a professional example
  • Strong communicator with ability to escalate and delegate effectively
  • Ability to constructively challenge, facilitate and probe to fully understand the business needs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly at all levels through reports, presentations and forming effective relationships
  • Flexible approach to incorporate changing priorities
  • Cooperative, service orientated, individual and team worker
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also independently and on own initiative

Personal qualities

  • Ability to absorb information and concepts quickly
  • Conscientious with an accurate and methodical approach to work
  • Flexible approach to tasks that may change daily
  • Analytical ability
  • Proactive in suggesting new ideas and identifying areas for improvement or enhancement
  • Demonstrates determination and a 'can-do' approach

Desired qualifications

  • Educated to A-level/BTec standard with at least 2 grades C/4 or above; or relevant Level 3 Apprenticeship; plus English and maths at GCSE grades 4 - 9/C - A*

Future prospects

24 month, Level 4 apprenticeship - Cyber Security Technologist

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