Cyber Security Degree Apprentice


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About L&G: 
As a company, to be one of the world's largest Asset Managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurances brands, we are diverse by our very nature. And we're a company that wants to use our diversity and influence to make society better in the long term - for everyone. To do this we need to be a company that welcomes everyone, where everyone can succeed. That means we're committed to building an inclusive culture in L&G where we can all perform at our best, no matter who we are, what we do or where we do it.

So, whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you. 

Joining L&G is the beginning to a future that will be anything but familiar. 
So, take a closer look, get involved, be curious and find out how we will enable you to be at your best no matter who you are.

What does this team do?
You will use the latest threat intelligence to inform daily activities and proactive threat hunts to detect and respond to threat actors. This role supports the lifecycle of identities from joiners, Movers & leavers, privileged access, service & robot accounts. You will use a suite of security tools to support L&G infrastructure for vulnerability management and support changes in the L&G environment for impact against security requirements.

Join us on a 4-year apprenticeship program in which you'll complete a BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Technical Professional Degree. You will receive on the job training and coaching from your line manager plus training workshops and assignments, delivered by a leading apprenticeship training provider.  

£25,000 per annum.

During your apprenticeship you will:

  • Provide support in response to security incidents.
  • Work in conjunction with the Security Operations Centre service provider to provide security event monitoring. 
  • Collate, triage and manage security events to ensure they are responded to in a timely and effective manner. 
  • Support in creating management information such as dashboards to ensure risk events and trends are easily detected and reported on.
  • Working alongside colleagues  to perform Joiner, Mover, Leaver access management processes.
  • Support regular recertification reviews for user access 
  • Ensure alignment to Legal & General’s Customer Experience and Treating Customers Fairly policy. 

What we're looking for   

  • The person who would most benefit and enjoy this programme is hungry to learn and eager to get started in the world of work.  
  • We’re not expecting prior industry experience, but we’ll want to see that you have the aptitude, potential and desire which will ultimately lead to you being successful.  

We’ll teach you the rest! 
Entry requirements:
To qualify for the program, you will need: 

Entry requirements:

  • 120 UCAS points through A-levels or equivalent
  • In order to attempt the EPA apprentices must have achieved GCSE Maths and English at Grade C – you may still enter the program but will need to evidence Level 2 Maths and English qualification before starting the gateway and EPA

Non-standard entry requirements:
Applicants who can in other ways demonstrate their ability to benefit from the programme, in particular mature students without formal qualifications, will always be considered and will be invited to contact the Program Leader to discuss their application.

The University welcomes applications from students studying qualifications from different qualification types – for example A level and a BTEC qualification in combination, and if you are made an offer you will be asked to achieve UCAS Tariff points from all of the qualifications you are studying at level 3.

  • A good GCSE profile is expected including English Language and Mathematics at minimum grade C (or a University recognised equivalent).
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.
  • If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you have achieved a numerical grade then you will be required to achieve a minimum grade 4.

Informal Interviews:
Informal interviews will be held where:

  • The suitability of a candidate is in doubt and further evidence is sought.
  • The candidate presents an unusual set of qualifications taken or pending, and an appropriate conditional offer needs to be determined.
  • Candidates may need advice on the appropriateness of the program.

Applicants invited for an informal interview will always be informed of its purpose.

End Point Assessment:
You must be able to evidence level 2 English and Maths before you start your End Point Assessment. You may still be begin the programme without these but must obtain the qualifications in order to begin the EPA.

Our Commitment to Equal Opportunities: 
We’re an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or age. 

Please note: that we are recruiting on a rolling basis for this role and therefore the position may close sooner than the advertised date. We would encourage you to apply as soon as possible so as not to not miss out on this opportunity. 

The start date for the program is September 2023. 
For any queries, please contact

Please note: we are unable to accept email applications.

Working hours:
You’ll typically work 7 hours per day. 
Agile working lets you flexibly switch between the office and home. 
Depending on your role, you and your manager will be able to decide on a working schedule that best suits you.

Future prospects:
90% of QA apprentices secure permanent employment after completing: this is 20% higher than the national average.

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.