Cyber Security Apprentice


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Employer description:

Teesside University is a public University with its main campus in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire in the North East of England. 


We are now looking for an eager candidate to join us as an apprentice. 

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience as you complete a Cyber Security - Level 4 Apprenticeship. 


  • Investigate minor security breaches in accordance with established procedures
  • Contributes to vulnerability assessments
  • Contribute to the application and maintenance of specific security controls as required by organisational policy and local risk assessments
  • Assists user in defining their access rights and privileges
  • Contribute towards the basic risk assessments for small information systems
  • Responds to security breaches in line with security policy and records the incidents and action taken
  • Following agreed procedures, identifies, registers and categorises incidents. Gathers information to enable incident resolution and promptly allocates incidents as appropriate maintains records and advises relevant persons of actions taken
  • Contributes to the operation of the University Cybersecurity Toolset

What we are looking for: 
Desirable skills: 

  • Risk identification skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Logical reasoning and trouble shooting skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Adaptability

Personal qualities:

  • Positive attitude
  • Ethical values
  • Attention to detail

Entry requirements:
The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

  • An A-Level in ICT
  • OR an International Baccalaureate at Level 3 in ICT
  • OR a Level 3 apprenticeship in a similar subject
  • OR a BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (180 credits)

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

Find out more here:


£19,578 per annum.


  • Great opportunity to develop in well renowned University
  • Excellent pension
  • Good holidays
  • Discounted travel to work available
  • Family friendly benefits 

Future prospects: 

90% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks. 

Important Information: 

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education. 

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.