Cyber Security Apprenticeship - Higher (Level 4)

Virgin Media (Employer)

National Apprenticeship Service (Training Provider)

Annual wage £30,000.00
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday – 9:00 - 17:30
20 months (duration)
7 March 2022(start date)
Cyber security technologist (2021) (apprenticeship standard)
3 positions available
7 February 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Do you want to be a modern cyber security professional? Are you interested in learning from some of the brightest talent in the country to strengthen the security and digital resilience of our company, our customers and our communities? Join us on our Cyber Security Apprentice Scheme and you can have it all.

Responsibilities

Do you want to be a modern cyber security professional? Are you interested in learning from some of the brightest talent in the country to strengthen the security and digital resilience of our company, our customers, and our communities? Join us on our Cyber Security Apprentice Scheme and you can have it all.

Warnings about cyber threats and attacks are everywhere and the constantly evolving nature of these threats can make understanding them overwhelming. In all this “cyber noise”, the answer could be you. Keep up to date with technology and cyber trends to make sure you’re one step ahead and protecting Virgin Media to the best of your abilities.

Build skills for the future:

As an apprentice, you’ll be expected to throw yourself in and get involved. By the end, you’ll have a true insight into each area and will be able to specialise in the one you enjoy the most.

Learn how to:

  • Implement automated security tooling for containers and web applications 
  • Build hunting tools and automation for use in the discovery of adversaries 
  • Carry out security metric reporting and analysis to help understand the digital security posture 

What we look for:

You must have at least 5 GCSEs level 9-4/A*-C including maths and English or a level 2 apprenticeship or equivalent. There will be a fair few analytical functions to this scheme, so you should be comfortable handling these. We want someone with a real passion for technology, with a drive to develop their career. Whilst you’ll be required to come into the office periodically, flexible working is available. Other than that, we’re open to meeting all kinds of applications!

We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of our society, so we’re keen to hear from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. The only barrier to applying would be if you didn’t have the right to work in the UK and were unable to obtain it without our support.

What’s in it for you:

This opportunity sets you up for a successful career. You’ll pick up an abundance of transferable skills that you can use to move on through our business. We will support you in any development opportunities that may arise, as well as offering a very attractive starting salary of £30,000 with fantastic salary progression. Plus, you will enjoy some very exciting benefits.

Virgin Media and O2 have joined forces:

Virgin Media and O2 joined forces combining the UK’s largest and most reliable mobile network with a broadband network offering the fastest widely available broadband speeds. We’re the corporate brand of a 50:50 joint venture between Liberty Global and Telefónica SA and are now one of the UK’s largest businesses.

We have exciting times ahead and it’s a brilliant time to join us.

Apprenticeship: Level 4 Cyber Security
Duration: Up to 20 months
Requirements: 5 GCSEs Level 9-4/A*-C including maths and English or a Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent
Salary: Starting salary of £30,000, with an increase to £33,000 after 12 months. Final salaries can be as high as £40,000 + additional London Weighting Allowance + amazing benefits

Future Prospects

All Virgin Media apprenticeships are permanent and successful completion of the apprenticeship will enable candidates to apply for other opportunities within the business as their aptitude and interest drives them. 

Reality Check

Starting salary of £30,000, with an increase to £33,000 after 12 months. Final salaries can be as high as £40,000 + additional London Weighting Allowance + amazing benefits. 

Skills Required

  • Analytical thinking

Qualities Required

  • Tech savvy 
  • Super sharp & switched on 
  • Flexible  
  • Friendly 
  • Get up and go 
  • Confident 
  • Pro-active 
  • Resilient enough to face any enquiry 

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSEs Level 9-4/A*-C including maths and English or a Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent 

Training Provided

Training Provider to be confirmed. 

Cyber Security Technologist (2021) higher standard. 

Comprehensive & structured development programme, including a thorough induction, ongoing training and one-to-one development. 

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About the employer

Virgin Media is a place where things happen, and we give our people the power to make them happen. Because it's not just about changing the game for our customers, our business, and the industry. It's about changing the game for our people too. We turn them on to new experiences and big opportunities, ignite what makes them great and empower them to make their time with us their own. Together, we turn it on.

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