Our CyberPRO® team work with you to recruit cyber security apprentices or reskill your existing workforce in cyber security. Our apprenticeship training provides your business and workforce with the skills and knowledge needed to protect against cyber security threats.

cyber security apprenticeships

UK GOVERNMENT FUNDED
CYBER SECURITY TRAINING APPRENTICESHIPS

With government funding and regional incentives covering up to 100% of the training costs and bonus payments for hiring new apprentices, cyber security apprenticeships are one of the best value ways to build cyber security skills in your workplace.

cyber security apprenticeship

Cyber Security Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Cyber Security Technologist

This occupation is found in all sectors where information is held digitally and where that information is an asset that needs to be protected including but not limited to finance, retail, telecoms, health, media, manufacturing and local authorities.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide first line cyber security support. This requires individuals to monitor and detect potential security threats and escalate as necessary and to support secure and uninterrupted business operations of an organisation through the implementation of cyber security mechanisms and the application of cyber security procedures and controls. To contribute to the delivery of a security culture across an organisation, understanding vulnerabilities and threats and supporting the development of an organisation’s cyber security maturity. To apply procedures and controls to maintain security and control of an organisation, and process security requests ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of information stored digitally.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with a wide range of stakeholders including colleagues, managers, customers and internal and external suppliers. They would typically work as a member of a team; this may be office based or virtual. The employee will interact with, and influence colleagues and will have working level contact with customers, suppliers and partners in their capacity as an individual contributor.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for supporting a cyber security function (frequently a Security Operations Centre or Network Operations Centre) working under supervision. The employee will be conducting specific cyber security tasks to defined procedures and standards. Specific cyber security mechanisms and controls that an individual would be required to implement would include: patching software, installing software updates, implementing access control, configuring firewalls, security incident and event management tools (SIEM) tools and protection tools (Anti-virus, Anti-malware, Anti-spam). They will be responsible for their own activities with other resources made available to them as required. As directed, the employee will engage with specific cyber security events. The employee will be expected to work with internal and external stakeholders under general direction. They will use discretion in identifying and responding to complex issues and assignments and will usually receive specific instructions and will have work reviewed at frequent milestones. They will be expected to determine when issues should be escalated to a higher level.

22 months including assessment

  • Technical & Physical Controls
  • Laws & Regulations
  • Security Operations
  • Standards & Framework
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Asset Management
  • Security Event Management
  • Computer Forensics
  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
  • Security Culture & Awareness
  • Audits, Assurance and Ethics
  • Threats & Vulnerabilities

Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeship Level 4

Cyber Security Technologist Risk Analyst

Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist – 3 pathways:

  • Cyber Security Risk Analyst
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Defender & Responder

This occupation is found in all sectors where information is held digitally and where that information is an asset that needs to be protected including but not limited to finance, retail, telecoms, health, media, manufacturing and local authorities.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide first-line cyber security support. This requires individuals to monitor and detect potential security threats and escalate as necessary and to support secure and uninterrupted business operations of an organisation through the implementation of cyber security mechanisms and the application of cyber security procedures and controls. To contribute to the delivery of a security culture across an organisation, understanding vulnerabilities and threats and supporting the development of an organisation’s cyber security maturity. To apply procedures and controls to maintain security and control of an organisation, and process security requests ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of information stored digitally.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with a wide range of stakeholders including colleagues, managers, customers and internal and external suppliers. They would typically work as a member of a team; this may be office based or virtual. The employee will interact with, and influence colleagues and will have working level contact with customers, suppliers and partners in their capacity as an individual contributor.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for supporting a cyber security function (frequently a Security Operations Centre or Network Operations Centre) working under supervision. The employee will be conducting specific cyber security tasks to defined procedures and standards. Specific cyber security mechanisms and controls that an individual would be required to implement would include: patching software, installing software updates, implementing access control, configuring firewalls, security incident and event management tools (SIEM) tools and protection tools (Anti-virus, Anti-malware, Anti-spam). They will be responsible for their own activities with other resources made available to them as required. As directed, the employee will engage with specific cyber security events. The employee will be expected to work with internal and external stakeholders under general direction. They will use discretion in identifying and responding to complex issues and assignments and will usually receive specific instructions and will have work reviewed at frequent milestones. They will be expected to determine when issues should be escalated to a higher level.

22 months including assessment

  • Technical & Physical Controls
  • Laws & Regulations
  • Security Operations
  • Standards & Framework
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Asset Management
  • Security Event Management
  • Cyber Security Audits
  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
  • Security Culture & Awareness
  • Audits, Assurance and Ethics
  • Threats & Vulnerabilities

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How it works

Off the job training
Mentoring
Masterclasses
Online learning
Skills Coach
Virtual labs

Cyber Security Apprenticeship FAQs

Can I start a cyber security apprenticeship during COVID lockdown, social distancing restrictions or furlough?

Yes.  Provisions have been put into place to deliver apprenticeship training and tutor support virtually.

In fact, we offer 2 types of cyber security apprenticeship programme. One of which is an initial 13 week virtual training bootcamp, which may be perfect for furloughed or remote working employees.

Who can do an apprenticeship?

Anyone aged over 16 in England who is employed, spends at least 50% of working time in England and is not already in full-time education.  Apprenticeships are for new employees and also upskilling current employees. There is no age limit on apprenticeships.

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed to train people for specific job roles. Apprentices get a paying job with valuable training while they work towards a nationally recognised apprenticeship standard.

What counts as off-the-job training?

  • Off-the-job training must make up at least 20% of the apprentice’s normal working hours (paid hours excluding overtime) over the planned duration of the apprenticeship.
  • Off-the-job training can be delivered in the apprentice’s normal workplace, at an external location or virtually.
  • Progress reviews and on-programme assessment do not count towards 20% off-the-job training.
  • Teaching new knowledge, skills and behaviours relevant to the apprenticeship standard, within the apprentice’s normal working hours (paid hours excluding overtime).
  • Could include:
    • Master Class / Classroom
    • e-book/e-learning/labs
    • Interactive workbook
    • Virtual classroom
    • Assignments
    • Professional qualification study
    • Practical Training (eg shadowing / mentoring)
    • Job Rotation
    • Simulation / role play
    • Research
    • Completion of reflective learning log
    • Learning and Support sessions
    • Gateway preparation

Can ‘off-the job’ training be done in apprentice’s own time?

An apprenticeship is a work-based programme so all off-the-job training must take place within the apprentice’s normal working hours*. If planned off-the-job training is unable to take place, it must be rearranged. Apprentices may choose to spend additional time training outside paid hours, but this must not be required to complete the apprenticeship.

*excluding overtime

Why choose us

Part of The Specialists Hub, CyberPRO® are cyber security professionals with over 20 years experience protecting businesses and data.

We operate across the UK, Europe and Asia from our hub at Manchester Airport, where we also run our CyberPRO Training Academy, developing the next generation of cyber security professionals.

We are passionate about what we do and love supporting our clients, students and apprentices.

  • We are specialists in cyber security services and training – that’s what we do! 
  • Our trainers are also industry practitioners with first hand cyber security experience. 
  • Our CEO chairs the Cyber Expert Group for the Greater Manchester Cyber Resilience Centre. 
  • We offer flexible apprenticeship training programmes to suit employers needs.

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