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2021 Cyber Security Engineer Apprentice (Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeship)

Job ID: R0106342 Location: Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Full time, Apprenticeship / Trainee
Location: Doncaster, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions at the heart of the defence-security continuum. Interoperable and secure information and telecommunications systems for defence, security, and civil operators, are based upon innovative use of radiocommunications, networks, and cybersecurity. We are ground breaking new digital technologies such as 4G mobile communications, cryptography, cloud computing and big data for use in physical protection systems, and critical information systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeship – Cyber Security Engineer Apprentice

Location: Doncaster

Are you looking for an employer who will sponsor you through a qualification, whilst providing valuable and exciting on-the-job experience within a global, innovative and industry leading organisation?If so, read on to explore what the Thales Apprenticeship program has to offer.

Our exciting Cyber Security Engineer Apprentice role will develop your cyber security skills to become a confident, positive and flexible security engineer with well-honed technical knowledge. You will support the team to deliver cyber security solutions to deadlines and within budget on both information technology and operational technology systems.

As an Cyber Security Engineer Apprentice  you will develop the key skills and experience in the following:

  • Cyber security assessments of customer infrastructure

  • Security testing of networks using industry standard software tools

  • Providing guidance on the secure configuration of network devices and operating systems

  • Developing security requirements that support the design of secure networks and products

  • Undertaking security research on systems and software

  • Audit of the effectiveness of an organisation’s security controls

Apprenticeship Programme:

Through our apprenticeship you’ll be making the most of your talents, getting to understand cyber security from the ground up; and doing so with the help of one of the biggest and best names in the industry.

As a Cyber Security Engineer Apprentice you will be studying towards becoming a Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist. For the duration of this programme you will combine studies with practical application, working within our cyber security function in Doncaster.

This opportunity is available in Doncaster

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are motivated, committed and keen to learn. A self-starter who is able to manage their time, show initiative and has a genuine interest in cyber security and Thales. Successful candidates will show self-discipline and an aspiration to achieve a Level 4 qualification.

You will also need:

Candidates will need a minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points at A2 (Grades BCC) with Maths and at least 1 STEM subject (Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Electronics) or an equivalent e.g. BTEC DMM. They will also require 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 (A-C) including English and Maths.

Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the 2  year programme

Closing date: Our applications will close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 05 January 2021, this is the only time we will be accepting applications this year. Please note we will be in contact by the end of January 2021 with details of next steps.

All apprentices require full Security Clearance in line with United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) requirements- to gain clearance you will typically need to have been a UK resident for a minimum of 12 months. As part of this process you will be asked to provide evidence of your identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Security Clearance please refer to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!


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