Cyber Security Apprenticeship.

AQA Manchester

CLOSING SOON!! Develop your understanding of Information Security and Cyber Security while studying towards becoming a qualified Cyber Risk Analyst with AQA.

Apprenticeships > Level 4 (Higher) Apprenticeship IT

  • GMFJ Reference
    147190
  • Wages
    £10.06 p/h
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    09/09/2021
  • Start Date
    10/01/2022

  • Location
    Manchester
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    IT
  • Employment Type
    Higher Level 4
  • Employer
    AQA

Description of Opportunity

Security & Risk Apprenticeship

Standard: Cyber Security Technologist (Level 4 - Option: Cyber Risk Analyst)

Salary: £18,316 (Year 1) - £18,782 (Year 2) + £250 home office allowance

The successful candidate will be based in either Guildford or Manchester, depending on their geographical situation. To apply for the Cyber Security Apprenticeship in Guildford, copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/search/details/147072/1/higher-apprenticeship/it/various-locations/cyber-security-apprenticeship

  • Develop your understanding of Information Security and Cyber Security
  • Ensure the highest levels of confidentiality, availability and integrity of AQA systems and information
  • Build life skills such as confidence, time management, organisation, change management and initiative.

As an Assistant Security Analyst, you’ll work with the rest of AQA's Security & Risk Team to develop, promote, embed, and monitor a consistent and robust IT security, information security, business continuity and data protection management approach, reflecting industry best practice to ensure the highest levels of confidentiality, availability and integrity of AQA systems and information.

You'll also help to provide technical expertise, advice, support and governance on security matters and provide assurance to colleagues and senior management through the effective use of security audits and reviews.

Complete this Level 4 apprenticeship , and you could progress into a permanent role in Information Security, Systems Security or Risk, with potential future roles including: Information Security Analyst; Systems Security Analyst; Risk Analyst; Information Security Auditor.

We spend a good portion of our life at work, so AQA are dedicated to making sure you’re comfortable and healthy. At AQA, you’ll enjoy a 35-hour week with flexible working arrangements.

AQA offer hybrid working opportunities for all their Early Careers programmes – following a short training period in one of their offices, you will have the option to continue working in the office for at least 2 days per week. You will also receive a £250 allowance to set up your own home office.

AQA are an equal opportunities employer, and the key focus for AQA's Early Careers programmes is to attract a more diverse audience of talent that come from varying backgrounds and bring with them diversity of thought to drive forward AQA's culture, be advocates for the brand and shape their future.

For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on 02393876405 (Ref ID: 147190)

The ideal candidate will have skills in:

  • Numeracy
  • Writing
  • Confidently communicating by phone, digital and face to face
  • Microsoft Office

You will need an A-Level in ICT or an equivalent qualification, such as BTEC or IBAC, to be eligible to apply.

Getting started (1-2 months):

  • Programme launch
  • Introduction to Cyber Security

Technical modules (2-15 months):

  • Security Foundations
  • Security Management
  • Information Security
  • Security Risk Manager
  • Programming and Scripting
  • Threat Analysis
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Operating Systems

End-Point Assessment (3 months):

  • Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio
  • Work-based project with report
  • Scenario-based demonstrations
  • Knowledge test

Level 2 functional skills, English and Maths must be passed as part of the programme (if not already) and certificates presented, prior to taking the end-point assessment. This will be discussed at programme launch.

AQA are looking for candidates who can develop the following skills:

  • Building relationships by driving collaboration and inclusion
  • Solving problems and demonstrating innovation and curiosity
  • Overcoming challenges and showing resilience
  • Seizing business opportunities
  • Being accountable and exercising professional judgement

For this particular role, candidates must also demonstrate the following strengths:

  • Self-motivated, organised and proactive
  • Communicative
  • Responsive 
  • Analytical  and logical
  • Creative 

To help drive their ambitions, AQA invest in the development of their people by offering a range of professional development and learning opportunities, leading to over 50% of their permanent roles being filled internally.

Complete this Level 4 apprenticeship , and you could progress into a permanent role in Information Security, Systems Security or Risk, with potential future roles including:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Systems Security Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Information Security Auditor

Opportunities with AQA: Enabling people to be brilliant every day

AQA is an independent charity that sets and marks over half of all GCSEs and A-levels in the UK every year. AQA's qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in more than 40 countries around the world.

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