Cyber security apprenticeships are a valuable and cost effective solution to uplift your in-house cyber security capability and protect your organisation.

cyber security apprenticeships


With up to 100% funding available and additional financial incentives from the government, apprenticeships are a cost effective way to uplift your cyber security capability through retraining / upskilling staff or hiring new apprentice(s).

cyber security apprenticeship

Cyber Security Technologist

Cyber Security Technologist

Cyber Security Risk Analyst

Cyber Security Technologist Risk Analyst

Cyber Intrusion Analyst

Cyber Security Technologist

Find out how apprenticeships can benefit your organisation

How it works

Off the job training
Online learning
Skills Coach
Virtual labs

Cyber Security Apprenticeship FAQs

Can apprentices start 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.

How do i hire an apprentice?

Our CyberPRO Talent Team will work with you to understand your requirements, identify the most appropriate apprenticeship programme for your needs and develop your role profile.  We then provide a free recruitment service to find you suitable candidates for you to interview.  Once you have made an offer and it is accepted, the apprentice will be enrolled on the apprenticeship programme.

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.

How much will it cost me?

Recruitment Costs:  Free service from the CyberPRO Talent Team

Salary Costs:  You are responsible for the salary of the apprentice, which must meet the government guidelines on apprentice wages National minimum and living wage.  The apprentice must be employed for at least 30 hours per week for the duration of the apprenticeship.

Training Costs:

Levy paying organisation:  If you are a levy paying organisation, your levy will be used to cover the training costs. If you have used up your levy funds, you can top up / go into co-investment where the government will fund 95%.

Non-levy paying organisation/SME:  The government  will cover 95% of the costs of the training.  You will also be able to apply to obtain for 100% funding from a levy paying organisation.  We will co-ordinate this for you through the various schemes.

If you employ fewer than 50 employees, the government will pay 100% of the apprenticeship training costs up to the funding band maximum for apprentices aged:

  • 16 to 18
  • 19 to 24 with an education, health and care plan provided by their local authority or has been in the care of their local authority

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