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L3 Cyber Security Technician apprentice - Alder Hey Children's Hospital - 37.5hrs/w Alder Hey Childrens NHS Foundation Trust

The post offers an excellent opportunity to gain exposure and experience working in a cyber security environment using some of the latest tools on the market while continuing with cyber security training. iDigital operates and delivers digital solutions and services that enable an improved patient and clinician experience.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assisting with the interpretation of complex data created by the cyber toolset.
  • Disseminating data in a meaningful format to key stakeholders of the business working at all levels.
  • Assisting in the proactive monitoring and management of the trust infrastructure environment to ensure maximum uptime and essential security mechanisms are fully functional to guarantee the integrity of NHS data.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of the risk register, helping highlight any high or changing risks when required to the relevant teams in an appropriately sensitive manner so the risk is understood and appropriate actions are taken without risk to service.
  • Helping to assess the shortfall between actual effective security measures in place and those established at a policy level thus highlighting deficiencies through gap analysis and addressing via appropriate remedial actions.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post and grade that may be requested by trust management.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

During this apprenticeship, you will follow a fully supported training programme with The Apprentice and Training Partnership, delivered through combined weekly remote classroom-based training, workplace assessment/training and online learning working towards completing the L3 Cyber Security Technician standard

The training covers the following core occupational duties:

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This opportunity is advertised on a fixed term contract basis due to this being an apprenticeship, the objective of which is to gain a recognised qualification and experience in the workplace. This does not include a guaranteed post with an NHS organisation, however throughout the apprenticeship individuals will be eligible to apply for vacancies within their workplace organisation, subject to the usual recruitment processes, with support being provided to ideally secure a position by completion. The apprenticeship will provide valuable work experience and a qualification that is recognised by employers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Flexible and adaptable, Punctual and reliable, Friendly, outgoing nature, Professional attitude, Ability to follow instructions, Keen interest in IT, Interest in Cyber Security


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade 4 (C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4 (C)) Essential

Things to consider

You must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for the role: Have been a UK/EEA resident for the last 3 years, hold valid residency status and have the right to work in the UK.

About the employer

The NHS has a multi-billion pound budget to deliver an efficient, modern, safe and effective healthcare service to patients. As they go through a period of transformation that sees efficiency savings impacting on their limited resources, they are looking to develop new talent to help deliver this challenge. 1.2 million people make up the NHS workforce with over 350 different careers being split into 15 categories, one of which is Health Informatics, one of the fastest growing areas within healthcare. Across the North West there are over 5,000 staff working in Health Informatics. The overall purpose of Health Informatics is to enable, promote and support the effective use of data, information, knowledge and technology to assist and improve health and health care delivery.


Alder Hey Childrens NHS Foundation Trust


Alder Hey Hospital

Eaton Road


L12 2AP

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Training provider



Leila Bradbury


Apprenticeship standard

Cyber security technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: today