Cyber Security Technologist – Higher Apprentice level 4 Walsall Council

Walsall Council are seeking a motivated individual who is passionate about Cyber Security and wants to kick-start their career in this field. You will be responsible for identifying vulnerabilities in computer systems and networks through research and practical exploration. A fantastic opportunity to join our Endless Possibilities programme.

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

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Closing date: 04 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Local Government Pension Flexi Working 24 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays Additional Learning and Development opportunities to enhance career progression

  • Working week

    This post is full-time and will be for 37 hours per week, which includes time away from the office for training. Monday to Friday Working Hours to be discussed at interview stage if you are shortlisted

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    05 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will undertake the following duties:

  • Identify cyber vulnerabilities in a system to ensure security is maintained.
  • Identify security threats and hazards to a system, service or processes to inform risk assessments and design of security features
  • Research and investigate attack techniques and recommend ways to defend against them
  • Support cyber security risk assessments, cyber security audits and cyber security incident management
  • Develop security designs with design justification to meet the defined cyber security parameters.
  • Configure, deploy and use computer, digital network and cyber security technology.
  • Develop program code or scripts for a computer or other digital technology for example an industrial control system.
  • Write reports, give verbal reports and presentations in the context of the cyber security role. Manage cyber security operations processes in accordance with organisational policies and standards and business requirements.
  • Participate in cyber war gaming and simulations (technical & non-technical). For example, to better understand cyber-attack and defence, rehearse responses, test and evaluate cyber security techniques.

Keeping up to date with industry trends and developments to enhance relevant skills and take responsibility for own professional development.

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

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to start their career in the Cyber Security industry. You will receive 20% off job training plus on-the-job training, mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals, and have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies and tools. You will undertake the Higher Apprenticeship at level 4 in Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeship Standard. If you are passionate about Cyber Security and want to make a difference in this field, apply now.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As part of the Endless Possibilities Apprenticeship Programme we have Career Pathways, once you have completed the Apprenticeship you will receive Information, Advice and Guidance to support you through the next steps.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Resilience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grace C or equivalent/4 to 9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grace C or equivalent/4 to 9) Essential
BTEC or equivalent ICT/Digital (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

Applicants appointed to posts will require an enhanced DBS clearance and undergo a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check, BPSS is the minimum standard to ensure the identity and integrity of an employee who has access to official information using secure networks linking central government and local authorities.

About the employer

Walsall is an industrial town within the West Midlands. Walsall Council is the single largest employer in the Borough with over 7,500 employees in a variety of occupations providing a comprehensive range of services. We want to attract the best talent available through our Endless Possibilities Apprenticeship Programme.


Walsall Council


Civic Centre

Darwall Street



Helena Baxter

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Cyber security technologist (2021)

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link to the WM Jobs website and follow instructions carefully. Please give as much information as possible in your supporting statement as to how you meet the essential criteria on the person specification, this will be used as part of the selection process and will help determine who will be shortlisted for interview. PLEASE DO NOT JUST UPLOAD A CV

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

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Jun 2023