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2022 Cyber Security Apprentice

350 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading, RG2 6GF
£18,000.00 annually
Closing date
7 Dec 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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What will the apprentice be doing?

• Cyber security assessments of customer infrastructure

• Security testing of networks using industry standard software tools

• Providing guidance on the secure configuration of network devices and operating systems

• Developing security requirements that support the design of secure networks and products

• Undertaking security research on systems and software

• Audit of the effectiveness of an organisation's security controls

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

You will be studying towards a Level 6 BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Technical Professional Degree Apprenticeship. You will combine academic study with practical application, working within our cyber security function in Reading. As part of the apprenticeship you will work towards a level 4, Level 5 and Level 6 qualification which will be assessed primarily through coursework. The programme will conclude with an End Point Assessment to determine occupational competence prior to completion.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A permanent position within Thales.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSES incl Maths+English (Grade Grade 9 - 4 (A-C)) Essential
A Level or equivalent At least 1 STEM subject (Grade 120) Essential
BTEC or equivalent At least 1 STEM subject (Grade DMM) Essential

Things to consider

STEM subjects include: Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Electronics
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