Which? Apprenticeship Programme
Champion consumers as the voice of Which?
Despite the current circumstances we are still actively recruiting for roles. In compliance with UK Government advice relating to COVID-19 this role will be remotely based in line with our current workforce and we will supply you with the tools and technologies to enable you to do so. Similarly all interviews will be conducted by google hangouts or equivalent video conferencing technologies.
Which? is the UK’s consumer champion, here to make life simpler, fairer and safer for everyone. As an organisation we’re not for profit and all for making consumers more powerful. As people we’re brave, caring, rigorous and insightful in the way we connect with each other to make change happen.
About our Technology division
Our Cyber & Information Security, Technical Programme & Architecture and Engineering teams use leading technologies and tools – from AWS and Docker to Java, React.js. and Salesforce – along with Agile working practices, to solve the technical challenges that enable Which? to champion consumers as a powerful digital force.
About the Junior Information Security Analyst Apprentice
The purpose of this apprenticeship is to provide first line support to ensure all systems used, and proposed for use, in Which? meet and maintain appropriate levels of Information Security. This will include monitoring systems to detect potential security threats and to engage as necessary to support secure and uninterrupted business operations.
It’s an exciting time for us and you will be part of a new information security team.
- Applying procedures and controls to maintain the security and control of Which? systems and environment
- Monitoring, identifying, reporting and escalating information security threats, incidents and events in accordance with relevant procedures and standards
- Contributing to documenting the scope and evaluating the results of vulnerability assessments in accordance with management requirements
- Conducting regular reviews of access rights to digital information assets in accordance with relevant procedures and standards
- Assisting in the maintenance of an asset register of Which? environments in accordance with relevant policies, procedures and standards
- Monitoring information security compliance and providing relevant data to management and/or auditors if required
- Collaborating with colleagues from different teams to support secure and uninterrupted business operations of Which?
To find out more about this apprenticeship and the required qualifications please see the attached role profile.
The most important thing for us is your enthusiasm and desire to learn and develop.
You will have a real appetite for cyber security and will be looking to pursue this as a future career. You will be able to demonstrate your interest in this area and have a real inquisitiveness. You might have some experience through a school or college project, or it might be a hobby or passion of yours.
You’ll relish the chance to be part of an exciting new team and not be afraid to contribute to the team’s objectives.
You’ll be a great communicator both verbally and written and will be organised and able to prioritise you own workload effectively.
You’ll take the opportunity to use your own initiative and to work independently ensuring accuracy in all that you do.
About the rewards
In addition to a competitive salary and great benefits including 28 days holiday (pro rata) and more. When we’re back in our London office you’ll find it modern, relaxed and friendly (including great facilities for cyclists and lunchtime runners, access to our own space in Regents Park and a roof terrace to enjoy them on).
About the Which? way of life
We want you to do great work and enjoy it in a workplace that respects and empowers you. In 2019 we were a runner up in the medium-sized organisation category for Britain’s Healthiest Workplace, and we signed up to the Time to Change employer pledge that protects staff against mental health discrimination. We’re also a Stonewall accredited employer.
What you can expect as a Which? Apprentice
It’s an exciting time for us as we launch our apprenticeships programme and we have many activities planned. These include comprehensive Which? onboarding and local onboarding programmes where you will get to meet other Which? apprentices.
Additional activities include mentoring throughout your programme to provide you with support and networking events. We will also support you with study induction to help you keep on track with your qualification.
We will also help you to develop broader skills such as CV writing and interview skills as well as life skills such as, diversity and inclusion and mental health awareness. You will also have full access to LinkedIn Learning which provides learning in a broad range of subjects.
We love a celebration in Which? and we will help you celebrate keystone events as you reach different stages by organising celebratory events and sharing your stories.
In line with current UK Government advice, we’re likely to interview you using video conferencing technology like Google Hangouts or similar. If we hire you we’ll supply you with the tools and technologies to work remotely until it’s safe for you to come to work in the office.
At Which? we value diversity and we’re committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, social economic background etc. We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to understand and create a positive impact for consumers. We want to ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes, and therefore when required we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.