4 May 2017

Apprenticeship Cyber Security Apprentice

QA Apprenticeships – Posted by QA Apprenticeships Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom

Job Description

QA Apprenticeships

Cyber Security Apprentice

Town: Paisley
Postcode: PA1
Salary: £151.88 per week
Closing Date: 2017-08-01
Vacancy ID: 1211-0001-00011296

Company Profile:

Employer Description

UWS aims to have a transformational influence on the economic, social and cultural development of the West of Scotland, and beyond, by providing relevant, high quality, inclusive higher education and innovative and useful research. They aim to make the communities we serve more successful; and to create opportunities for all to participate.

Job Details:


They are currently seeking a Cyber Security Apprentice to work within the I.T. Department

They are looking for someone who will learn how to provide efficient and effective support to the Information Security team.

This role will include a variety of tasks including the following:

• Learn key aspects of information/cyber security processes relating to the network including firewalls, mail filtering, web proxies, ant-virus/malware/phishing attacks etc.

• Learn how to assist with reporting of any information security breaches

• Learn how to effectively utilise various software packages and computerised systems to support the demands of ITDS Information Security including the ITDS Incident Management System

• Learn aspects of a wide range of common attack methods and tools, techniques and procedures used to counteract them

• Learn how to assist the Information Security team with the update and addition of content to relevant internet and intranet sites

• Learn about the regulatory and legal standards surrounding information security and assist with raising awareness of those standards within the organisation

• Learn how to conduct risk and vulnerability assessments, manage risk and deal with human factors in information/cyber security

• Learn penetration testing techniques and how they can be used to improve information security within an organisation

• Learn the fundamentals of the ISO27001standard and how to implement the standard alongside other industry best practice frameworks

• Gain knowledge on various industry and government information/cyber security groups and resources and assist in using such resources to improve information/cyber security awareness within ITDS

• Learn how to assist with day to day communication within the department including liaison with all ITDS teams via telephone, email and in person – Learn methods of disseminating information to colleagues both within and out with the department maintaining a high level of professionalism

Full training in all areas will be provided



• Experience of working in a team


• Awareness of Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel

• Good communication skills

• Organisational skills with the ability to be pro-active in planning forward

• Able to work to deadlines

• Understanding of how to deal with confidential and sensitive information

• Flexible approach to work

• Good customer service focus


• Basic understanding of Health and Safety

• Basic understanding of the concepts of Information/Cyber security

Qualifications requires

• School leaver with a minimum of 5 National 5’s Level C or above (or equivalent). Subjects must include English and Maths

Additional information

Daily working hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:30pm

How to Apply

Job Categories: IT. Job Types: Apprenticeship. Job Tags: -, APP, apprenticeship, Cyber, IT, L4, SCO, Security, and Telecoms. Salaries: £151.88 per week.


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