Cyber Security Apprentice Bath and North East Somerset Council

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience as you complete a Cyber Security Specialist - Level 4 Apprenticeship. Duties will include Supporting the implementation of new products.

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

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    All details will be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Supporting the implementation of new products
  • Ongoing configuration of systems
  • Monitoring security alerts & logs for potential threats
  • This role benefits from a flexible and blended learning journey, applying learning and skills to a range of real-life scenarios.

The training you will be getting

The Cyber Defender & Responder apprentice will use investigation techniques and analytics skills to defend against and respond to cyber incidents within the network environment.

QA's exclusive partnership with Circadence Corporation, the pioneer of the gamified learning platform Project Ares®, allows us to uniquely incorporate simulated scenario training into our cyber security apprenticeships. The Project Ares platform offers a totally immersive experience, using automated features to support skills adoption with an in-game advisor, Athena, who advises our players through scenario-based challenges. The platform scenarios replicate the unpredictability and escalating levels of complexity that cyberattacks can present. It drives high levels of engagement through leaderboards and badges, elements used widely in the gaming world. 

QA’s Cyber Defender & Responder Level 4 apprenticeship programme enables the apprentice to:

  • Develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills in a safe, but realistic environment
  • Apply all of the acquired skills throughout the programme, with added scoring of players and opponent actions with replay for object assessment
  • Take part in practical training and active-learning models that increase retention rates by 75% so that cyber apprentices can prepare for real-world challenges

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • 90% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship
  • On completion of your apprenticeship, there may be possible career growth / development and permanent employment opportunities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Non judgemental


A Level or equivalent ICT (Grade 4+ (A*-C)) Essential

About the employer

Historically part of the county of Somerset, Bath was made a county borough in 1889 and thus was independent of the newly created administrative Somerset county council. The area that would become Bath and North East Somerset became part of Avon when that non-metropolitan county was created in 1974.


Bath and North East Somerset Council


Civic Centre

Market Walk


BS31 1FS

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Cyber security technologist (2021)

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Mar 2024