Cyber security apprenticeships

Cyber Security Apprenticeships: What you need to know

Cyber security Apprenticeships provides an exciting, challenging and highly rewarding career in an industry that’s crucial to preventing cybercrime. Do you want to make a difference to the lives of millions? Cyber security Apprenticeships could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

What do Cyber Security Apprenticeships involve?

Cyber security Apprenticeships enable you to continue learning through a combination of employment and academic study. If full time study isn’t for you then a cyber security Apprenticeship can offer a credible alternative to university where you’ll be exposed to an opportunity like no other. This is your chance to develop new skills, gain a nationally recognised qualification and essential work experience all relevant to the cyber security industry.

Cyber security apprenticeships

Cyber security Apprenticeships allow you to earn as you learn, you’ll be working with the most innovative technologies on the market while obtaining a practical insight on how the industry operates.

Cyber security is crucial to reducing the constant threats that the UK faces, businesses, governments and pretty much anyone that uses the internet can be at risk. Financial information, customer data, military secrets are all vulnerable to threats but with the help of cyber security apprentices who’s aim is to combat risks these can be significantly reduced.

Cyber Security Apprenticeships require you to manage and deal with cyber threats, risks and hazards to ensure the companies staff and IT systems are not at harm while preventing potential threats from occurring.

What Cyber Security Apprenticeships can I do?

Apprenticeships are currently undergoing change and at the heart of those changes is the Institute of Apprenticeships. They are working to replace Apprenticeship frameworks with standards and by 2020 it is expected that all Apprenticeships will be standards. Apprenticeship standards are employer focused and ensure the apprentice has learnt the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to fulfil your job role.

Apprenticeship standards currently ready for delivery in cyber security include:

  • Compliance/risk officer – Level 3 & 6
  • Cyber intrusion analyst – Level 4
  • Cyber security technologist – Level 4
  • Currently still being developed and not yet ready for delivery includes:
  • Security first line manager – Level 3
  • Cyber security technical professional – Level 6

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Cyber Security Apprenticeships will equip you with a range of skills required to prevent and reduce the damage caused by cybersecurity attacks. Attacks are happening more frequently due to hackers becoming more sophisticated, to ensure you keep attacks to a minimum there are a range of skills that you’ll learn during your Apprenticeship, you’ll become an expert of cyber security tools and analysis whilst learning how to deal with incidents that do occur.

The world of cyber security is constantly evolving so you’ll need to be adaptable to keep up with the changes that the industry brings if you’ve got a passion for learning and want to expand your knowledge of cyber security then begin your journey into the world of work with a cyber security Apprenticeship to combine your passion and profession.

Cyber security apprenticeships

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