Cyber Apprenticeships

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26 February 2020
MI5 and MI6
Location: London
Salary: £22,677
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Job Description

22 months

To create the next generation of technology,

We need the next generation of thinkers

At MI5 and MI6 we have experts who work hard to keep the country safe from all kinds of threats – from terrorism to cyber-attacks. This is your chance help us protect our country, develop new skills and discover how to use technology in ways you never imagined possible.

On this Cyber Security Technologist Level 4 Apprenticeship, you’ll learn to protect the public from harm by managing and dealing with cyber threats. Working alongside the world’s best cyber security professionals, with access to the most advanced technology, you’ll develop problem solving, teamwork, leadership and communication skills. 

The apprenticeship will cover: 

Cyber Security

Open Source Intelligence

Network and Digital Communications Theory


IT Security

Penetration Testing 

On completion, you’ll receive industry-recognised accreditation as well as five further Level 4 certificates from the British Computing Society.

We’ll pay for your training, and pay you a salary while you learn. You’ll spend 80% of your time working with our cyber teams, who develop tech and provide us with insights into complex, evolving threats to national security. Working with these teams, and with support from your mentor, you’ll be actively engaged in protecting our country. The rest of the time, you’ll learn relevant skills and study the technical background to cyber security. 

It’s a fascinating, ever-evolving world at MI5 and MI6. If you have a passion for technology and a willingness to learn, this is a unique opportunity to solve problems you won’t see elsewhere.

MI5 and MI6 are Equal Opportunities employers, committed to reflecting the society we protect. Our recruitment process is fair, transparent and based on merit. We particularly welcome applications from women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates.

To find out more and apply, visit our website. 

To be eligible to apply, you must meet our residency criteria. You must be a born or a naturalised British Citizen and one of your parents must be a British Citizen or have substantial ties to the UK. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for nine out of the last ten years. This is particularly important if you were born outside of the UK. You will nonetheless be considered if you have, for example, served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty’s Government, studied abroad, or lived overseas with your parents. You can apply at the age of 17 years and 6 months, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member. Please note, you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application. Further information on our eligibility criteria can be found on the How to Apply section.

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.