Security Operations Analyst Apprentice AQA EDUCATION

Do you have a real interest in Cyber Security? Join our AQA Early Careers Scheme as an Apprentice Technology Security Operations Analyst and ensure cyber well-being throughout our business. The Security Operations Team play an important role in defending, investigating, and responding to cyber threats targeting AQA.

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

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Closing date: 18 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00 to £20,319.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assisting with the development and maintenance of information security controls and procedures 
  • Monitoring, investigating and resolving technical and cyber security related incidents, collaborating with other teams when required 
  • Monitoring, reporting and assuring the appropriate application of security related software and firmware updates and patches 
  • Defining protective monitoring requirements and assisting with their implementation 

The training you will be getting

  • You’ll study towards a level 3 Cyber Security Technician apprenticeship and gain experience in managing cyber hygiene and monitoring infrastructure.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • This apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in common cyber security tooling and techniques working alongside and learning from dedicated Security Analysts. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Resilience, Adaptability


GCSE or equivalent Any subject (Grade 4-8) Essential

About the employer

AQA is an independent charity that sets and marks over half of all GCSEs and A-levels in the UK every year. AQA's qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in more than 40 countries around the world.




Stag Hill House



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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 technician

Level 3 (A level)

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: 18 Mar 2024