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Cyber Security Technologist Apprentice with The Financial Conduct Authority

Financial Conduct Authority
Are you looking to launch your Cyber Security career within the financial services industry? The FCA are seeking a Cyber Security Technologist apprentice to complete a Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist qualification, whilst working within their Cyber & Information Resilience department. The ideal candidate will have a strong Interest in cyber & information resilience and keen to have a career in this field.

Financial Conduct Authority - Employer

There are few jobs where you can make a real difference to the 2 million people who work in the UK Financial Services industry, the 40 million consumers of financial products and the stability of our economy as a whole.

From regulating Consumer Credit to driving action on Foreign Exchange manipulation or helping strengthen accountability in the banking sector, the FCA is working with the industry to protect consumers, ensure the integrity of the UK financial system and promote fair and effective competition. Our remit has expanded significantly since our creation in 2013, with the number of firms we regulate growing from 23,000 to over 56,000. We oversee conduct across the full span of the financial sector from global investment banks to high street payday lenders, and are now preparing to implement a new strategy that will sharpen our focus to face the regulatory challenges ahead.

Financial Conduct Authority


21 Months

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Job Summary

GBP 365.05
New Vacancy
Financial Conduct Authority

Detailed Job Description

The Cyber & Information Resilience function has an important job to do. Not only do we protect our business from cyber risk; we also prevent cyber criminals from undermining confidence in UK’s financial sector.

We are now recruiting for a talented Apprentice primarily to support the six teams within the Cyber & Information Resilience department. Team responsibilities are:

  • Strategy, Governance and Capability: develop and maintain our overall strategy, policies and standard; operate a simplified and integrated governance model; promote related culture and behavioural change across the FCA; and develop an internal profession that ensures the FCA has access to the necessary specialist skills and capabilities in these rapidly evolving fields.
  • Counter Threat Unit: provide intelligence on our adversaries, and detect and investigate any attacks, intrusions or breaches.
  • Transformation: work with the Technology Business Change teams to deliver a three-year programme of security, information management and data privacy improvements.
  • Consulting: provide expert advice on security, privacy and information management for Business Technology Solutions projects and the wider FCA.
  • Assurance: assure services to ensure our systems, suppliers and business processes are meeting our policies; the FCA’s risk tolerance; and adhering to our regulatory obligations.
  • Information Disclosure: ensures our compliance with freedom of information requests, Appeals, Data Protection subject access requests, Witness Statements, Reuse of PSI requests.

Working in the Cyber & Information Resilience department, you will benefit from the opportunity to:

Work with a wide range of stakeholders, including at very senior (Chief Information Security Officer) level, both within the FCA and external partners;

  • Gain an overview of cyber & information Resilience and key priorities for the FCA;
  • Be part of a high-performing team, and develop and enhance your skillset;
  • Gain experience of a challenging, interesting and extremely wide-ranging workload.

Your development is very important to us which is why we ensure you get all the mentoring and coaching you need to fulfil your potential. Once you join us, we’ll help further your understanding of the industry with regular support from your line manager and a Skills Coach who will help you balance your work and study time.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

  • Minimum of 2 A-Levels at grade C - including one in numerical subject e.g. Maths, Economics, Finance.  
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C (4-9) including Maths and English or equivalent qualifications

Skills required

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to engage constructively with stakeholders;
  • Understanding of the FCA, its role and its objectives;
  • Proven written language skills;
  • Interest in cyber & information resilience and keen to have a career in this field;
  • Effective organisation and prioritisation skills;
  • Some experience of organising and/or supporting meetings;
  • Collaborative team player with a strong focus on supporting collective goals;
  • Tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work proactively to meet agreed objectives and deadlines, responding calmly to changing needs and priorities.

What does a typical placement look like

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages

What you should wear

  • Minimum of 2 A-Levels at grade C - including one in numerical subject e.g. Maths, Economics, Finance.  
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C (4-9) including Maths and English or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

Apprentices who successfully complete their professional qualification and apprenticeship programme will be considered for a permanent role within the FCA.

Additional Information

Training provided

As a Cyber Security Technician Apprentice with BPP, you will undertake the Cyber Security Technologist Level 4 Apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship will be delivered through a blend of live online learning, pre-recorded lectures and workplace support.

Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s).

BPP Professional Apprenticeships - Learning Provider

BPP is one of the UK’s largest providers of professional apprenticeship training. They work closely with some of the UK’s leading employers including RBS, EY and Starbucks to create unique opportunities for apprentices.

For more information about this vacancy please contact BPP Professional Apprenticeships on 0203 131 5165 or email: (Ref ID:99814)
BPP Professional Apprenticeships

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