Cyber Security Technician Apprentice Northumberland County Council

As an Apprentice Cyber Security Engineer, you will work alongside experienced professionals to gain hands-on experience in designing, building, and testing secure networks, security products, or systems to safeguard NCC against all cyber threats.

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

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Closing date: 26 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm, shifts, may work evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    17 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will learn to protect frontline communications systems from cyber warfare threats, gaining expertise in areas such as information services, networks, or infrastructure and will to contribute to a battle-winning cyber capability, ensuring the safety and integrity of digital assets and data.

You will complete apprenticeship training to enable you to develop into the below responsibilities: 

  • Vulnerability Assessment: Assist in regular vulnerability assessments to identify weaknesses in systems and applications
  • Incident Response: Collaborate with senior engineers to respond to security incidents, investigate breaches, and mitigate risks
  • Patch Management: Assist in applying security patches and updates to systems
  • Security Monitoring: Monitor logs and alerts for signs of unauthorized access or suspicious activity
  • Security Awareness Training: Participate in educating employees about security protocols and safe practices
  • Risk Assessment: Evaluate risks associated with new technologies or system changes
  • Network Security: Advise in the configuration and maintenance of firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, and other security infrastructure
  • Security Documentation: Maintain accurate records of security configurations, incidents, and procedures
  • Security Policies: Help enforce security policies and best practices across NCC
  • Research and Learning: Stay updated on emerging threats and security trends through continuous learning and training
  • Business Continuity: Understand and support the organisations
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recover Plans

The training you will be getting

You will receive a Level 3 apprenticeship in Cyber Security technician.

All training will be delivered virtually, with a 1-day release per week. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of your apprenticeship, the vision is that you move into a permanent role within the department or wider Council.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate. For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here:


Northumberland County Council


County Hall



NE61 2EF

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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: 26 May 2024