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Cyber Security Technologist Apprentice

37, Rutters Close, West Drayton, UB7 9AL
£15,000.00 annually
Closing date
12 Dec 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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As corporations and governments struggle to combat an increasingly daring and merciless gang of global cyber criminals and hackers, cyber security experts are among the most sought-after professionals in the tech sector. In this profession, which requires a blend of creativity and technical expertise, skilled and motivated security specialists are needed. They must always be one step ahead of the hackers and organised criminals that are at the root of a new crime wave.

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:
  • Seeking to build in security during the development stages of software systems, networks and data centres
  • Looking for vulnerabilities and risks in hardware and software
  • Finding the best way to secure the IT infrastructure of an organisation
  • Building firewalls into network infrastructures
  • Constantly monitoring for attacks and intrusions
  • When the cyber security specialist finds a potential threat or attempted breach, closing off the security vulnerability
  • Identifying the perpetrator and liaising with the police if necessary

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong IT skills and knowledge including hardware, software and networks

Personal qualities

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of IT systems
  • A forensic approach to challenges
  • A deep understanding of how hackers work and ability to keep up with the fast pace of change in the criminal cyber-underworld
  • Ability to seek out vulnerabilities in IT infrastructures

Desired qualifications

5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English Language.

Future prospects

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.
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