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IT Security and Privacy Apprentice

Frank Recruitment Group Ltd
St Nicholas Building 2nd Floor, St Nicholas Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1RF
£18,000.00 annually
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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Apprenticeship, Higher
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Your day-to-day activities will consist of managing IT security & data privacy related service requests and incidents within SLAs, while conducting a number of data privacy tasks.

Primary responsibilities:
• Responsible for logging and capturing all IT Security & Data Privacy requests in our Service Management Platform.
• Respond to service requests & incidents within SLA, via email and telephone.
• Escalate any IT security or data privacy requests to the relevant IT department to ensure SLAs are achieved.
• Ensure our processes are followed, records maintained and recommend process improvements.
• Assist with audits, data protection impact assessments, user training, awareness campaigns and other IT & Data Privacy related tasks.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

• A general understanding of IT Security including, SSO, MFA, Web Proxy, Anti-Virus, Patch Management, VPN etc.
• An understanding of IT Security Frameworks such as SANS
• Knowledge of GDPR, CCPA and other Data Privacy regulations
• Ability to demonstrate a logical approach to troubleshooting
• A strong attitude and drive for a career in IT & Data Privacy Security

Personal qualities

• Enthusiastic, passionate and a 'can-do' attitude
• Ability to work independently with a willingness to learn new technologies & Data Privacy Regulations

Desired qualifications

Entry requirements:
  • An A Level in ICT or
  • An International Baccalaureate at Level 3 in ICT, or
  • A Level 3 apprenticeship in a similar subject, or
  • A BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (180 credits), or
  • A minimum of 12 months of experience within the last 24 months or 18 months in the last 36 months in an IT role.

Specific roles that are acceptable are:
  • IT Support roles e.g. Help Desk, First line
  • Software Development Roles

  • You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme.

    If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications.

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    Future prospects

    92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship.Additionally there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks.

    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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