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Cyber Security Risk Apprentice (Close Brothers) Close Brothers

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for a Cyber Security Risk Apprentice with Close Brothers, a banking group based in central London.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Co-ordinate and execute Security and Resilience internal risk and control self-assessment activities.
  • Co-ordinate and execute our internal process to update our cyber risk position and generate reporting for senior risks forums and committees.
  • Support the management of our technical security issue register.
  • Undertake cyber risks reviews of our third-party service providers.
  • Support the team in ongoing review and development of security policies.
  • Perform targeted reviews as directed to ensure cyber risks are identified and appropriately managed.
  • Work with internal and business stakeholders to build and deliver Cyber Training and awareness.
  • Work on internal security projects with the opportunity to become an SME in certain key technical tools used within the team, e.g., data loss prevention and phishing tool sets.
  • Develop and regularly provide agreed management reporting information.
  • Stay informed of key regulatory and industry developments and actively participate in the internal controls improvement initiatives.

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

Estio apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, we’ve purposefully built our programmes around the real-world use of modern technology, so that the skills we create can be directly applied in the workplace.

Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their work experience.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist, with training in how to:

  • Discover potential vulnerabilities, threats and hazards in your systems, services and processes.
  • Develop security designs and configure, deploy and use appropriate cyber security technology to protect your business.
  • Identify, analyse and develop security cases to defend against potential threats.
  • Write program code or scripts to meet a given design requirement that improves your cyber security.
  • Understand latest attack techniques and recommend ways to defend against them.
  • L4 National Certificate.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Office and PowerPoint skills, Willingness to learn, Verbal communication skills, Strong writing skills, Working with people, Analyses numerical data, Rapidly learns new tasks


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

SIEM and SOC Integration .Intrusion Detection and Prevention. Firewalls, Load balancers, routers and Switches. Wired and Wireless infrastructures. Email/Web filtering technologies, DLP Virtualised environments/Cloud. Anti-Malware Systems/Solutions. Knowledgeable about the legal and regulatory requirements for information security and resilience.

About the employer

Close Brothers is a leading merchant banking group established in 1878, providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services, and securities trading. We employ 3000 people, principally in the UK, and are one of the largest 250 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. Our activities are straightforward.


Close Brothers


10 Crown Place




Stephanie Mallinson

0113 3500 333

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Cyber security technologist (2021)

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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