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Government Security Profession - Civil Service.

Government services Level 4 (Higher) Apprenticeship Level 6 (Higher) Apprenticeship

Introduction Into Government Security Profession - Civil Service

We are the largest security operation in the UK, with a mission to defend the British government from a full range of security threats whilst protecting 67 million citizens. We provide vital public services, by understanding and managing security risks to all government departments. 

As the threat landscape continuously changes it provides me with opportunities to develop my skills and understanding which helps me to make a difference. - Current Level 4 cyber apprentice.

Do you want to make a real difference to the security of the UK, access high quality training, and build an exciting, challenging and varied career?

The Government Security Profession is made up of over 11,500 security professionals working in over 40 different departments and agencies across government. No matter which department or agency you’re based in, each plays an important role in protecting public services.

Working in Government Security has huge scope. The government holds great quantities of sensitive data, money and personal information, enabling it to provide services relied on by millions of citizens and thousands of businesses across the UK. This includes citizens’ NHS data, military research or payment of unemployment benefits.

We face a range of challenges: organised crime, hacktivists, terrorists, foreign intelligence services and rogue individuals. These attacks attempt to cause economic damage, erode public trust in online services and do real harm to our citizens, their property and their privacy. Cyber attacks are now a daily reality and our teams work hard to protect our systems to repel them.

With these ever-changing challenges comes a whole world of opportunities - to grow and develop as a security professional, throw yourself into countless experiences and enjoy a truly fulfilling career. Here you’ll find every challenge and every opportunity.

Join the Government Security Profession today

The Government security profession is dedicated to supporting its employees and creating a great place to work. By joining the profession you will benefit from;

  • Our Purpose - Our employees have the satisfaction of knowing their work has a direct impact on the safety of the UK and its citizens, giving you the unique opportunity to give back to society.
  • Skilled Workforce with strong Career pathways - We offer 46 unique roles across the Government Security profession based in multiple locations, giving our staff the flexibility to move around and gain a wide breadth of experience.
  • Learning and Development - You do not need prior security knowledge to join our profession, we offer a wide variety of opportunities, all demanding different skills and expertise: there is something for everyone.
  • Strong engaging leadership - We aim to develop an inspiring senior leadership community, who drive the Government Security Profession forward.
  • Diversity and Inclusion - Our ambition is to create an inclusive security profession that is representative of the public it serves.
  • A generous annual leave package,with a maximum of up to 30 days.
  • A variety of flexible working arrangements where you can agree suitable working hours.
  • One of the most competitive contributory pension schemes in the market, with employer contributions of at least 20% of your salary
  • Generous, paid, maternity and paternity leave.

Current Opportunities

Government Security has roles to suit everyone from school leavers to those looking for a career change. We are looking for people of all genders, all cultures, all experiences – all keen to protect the UK

We currently have 2 live vacancies;

  1. Government Security Cyber Apprenticeship (level 4)
  2. Government Security Cyber Degree Apprenticeship (level 6)

Starting an apprenticeship scheme in the Government Security Profession could give you exposure to any of the following areas; Cyber Security Risk Manager, Security Architect, Monitoring or responding to cyber incidents, Vulnerability Manager, Digital Forensics, Secure design or Pentesting.

These schemes offer a brilliant opportunity to learn while you earn, and develop the skills needed to begin a successful career in cyber security. If you are interested in pursuing a career in cyber then apply today!


I have very recently graduated from my apprenticeship scheme and been promoted where I am now managing other apprentices. - Government Security Apprentice Alumni
Appreticeships With Government Security Profession - Civil Service
Do you want to make a real difference to the security of the UK, access high quality training, and build an exciting, challenging and varied career? Working in Government Security has a huge scope.

Current Opportunities

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