Higher Apprentice - Cyber Security - Higher (Level 4)

National Grid (Employer)

National Grid (Training Provider)

Annual wage £24,533.00
37.0 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed.
24 months (duration)
28 September 2021(start date)
Cyber security technologist (apprenticeship standard)
Digital (route)
2 positions available
15 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Do you have an interest in solving technology problems, preventing cyber disasters and ultimately outwitting cyber-criminals? This Higher Apprenticeship programme will give you the skills, qualifications and technical know-how that is needed to stop cyber-crime, decrypt data and untangle malware.

Responsibilities

The programme will allow you to develop your real-world skills in cyber security with the combination of classroom or virtual training and on-the-job experience. 

As one of our Higher Apprentices, we’ll help you develop your skills through a combination of practical work and academic study, all the while providing you with the passion, skills and knowledge you need to power all our futures.  

Key tasks and areas of work:

Our Security team protect our people, our premises and digital systems to maintain trust in National Grid’s services. You will be expected to deliver successful outcomes from a selection of the work areas and experience how we manage the cyber risk.

For instance, you could:

  • Analyse and assess potential security risks
  • Develop plans to deal with security incidents by putting measures in place
  • Prepare technical reports to support our strategy
  • Carry out tests on a system to expose weaknesses in security
  • Keep detailed records of investigations
  • Report on your findings to inform decisions about whether upgrades or remediation are required 

Future Prospects

  • A Higher or Degree Apprenticeship Programme with National Grid is the perfect way to get your career off to a flying start
  • Once you’ve completed your training, you’ll have the opportunity to put what you’ve learnt into practice while building your skills and working towards certificates and qualifications
  • Whatever role you choose, the opportunities really are endless

Reality Check

  • We’re proud to offer a competitive salary of £24,533 This opportunity will be based in Warwick or Solihull 
  • The closing date will be Sunday 15th March 2021, we advise all candidates to apply as early as possible to ensure you obtain the place you want in the application process

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • As one of our Higher Apprentices, we’ll help you develop your skills through a combination of practical work and academic study, all the while providing you with the passion, skills and knowledge you need to power all our futures

Qualities Required

  • We’re looking for fresh talent and innovative thinking. If you’re passionate about the future of energy and excited by the prospect of working as part of a dynamic, inspiring team then you could be right for National Grid

Qualifications Required

You will need to have a GCSE in English Language and in maths at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) with one of the following: 

  • 2 A levels / A2: Grades A* - C (1 must be in either maths, physics, chemistry or computing);

or 

  • BTEC National Certificate OR Diploma Level 3 in IT, Computing, IT Systems and Development, IT (Software Development), IT (Business), ICT Systems and Principles, Computing (Software Engineering Stream) at Grade Merit or Distinction;

or 

  • HNC/HND in IT, Computing, IT Systems and Development, IT (Software Development), IT (Business), ICT Systems and Principles, Computing (Software Engineering Stream) at Grade Merit or Distinction; or 
  • Degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Computing

Training Provided

  • Cyber Security Technologist Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard
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