Cyber Security Engineer Apprentice TEKGEM (UK) LTD

You will be part of a team that manage Operational Technology platforms, servers, and networks. Supporting the installation, maintenance, and performance of the network components, monitoring internal & external client operating environments, networks, and utilities & hardware, responding to incidents and taking part in project work.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    20 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Individuals within the Tekgem Apprentice Network Security Engineer role are part of a team that manage the operation of secure and highly available Operational Technology platforms, servers, and networks
  • They support the installation, maintenance, and ongoing performance of the network components. This includes monitoring internal Tekgem and external client operating environments, networks, and related utilities and hardware, responding to incidents and problems as they arise, and taking part in project work
  • They will support other engineers with projects to provide clients with network solutions based on specified requirements and anticipated growth. They will install new network hardware and maintain existing hardware where required
  • Apprentice Network Security Engineers are enthusiastic to learn, they treat everyone around them with respect, they are open to changes in technology, changes in the way we do things and are always striving to improve. They support other members of the team, helping others when they need it and asking for support when they need it. They have good communication skills and must be able to work collaboratively with clients, vendors, and other technical colleagues
  • Individuals have a strong customer service orientation to ensure that all projects, support requests and incidents are resolved in a professional manner

The training you will be getting

Why choose our Cyber Security Technologist Engineer Level 4 Apprenticeship?

The Cyber Security Engineer apprentice can help to design, build and test secure networks, security products or systems to help protect your organisation against cyber threats. QA is a market leader in cyber security training, with a state-of-the-art immersive cyber gamified learning, giving apprentices a hands-on learning experience in simulating a real cyber threat.

QA's exclusive partnership with Circadence Corporation, the pioneer of the hands-on gamified learning platform Project Ares®, allows us to uniquely incorporate hands-on 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 Security Engineer 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 hands-on training and active-learning models that increase retention rates by 75% so that cyber apprentices can prepare for real-world challenges

Tools and technologies learned: Apprentices will learn to use Project Ares, Python, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft PowerShell, Linux and AWS.

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • 90% of QA Apprentices secure full-time employment after finishing their apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working


A Level or equivalent ICT (Grade Any) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Extended Diploma in IT (Grade 180 credits) Desired
Other Apprenticeship in similar subject (Grade Level 3) Desired
Other International Baccalaureate in ICT (Grade Level 3) Desired

About the employer

Tekgem bridges the gap between Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT). Providing expert industrial cyber security services, our tried and tested consultancy & engineering helps our customers to manage their critical infrastructure safely and securely.




NETPark, Thomas Wright Way, Sedgefield, County Durham

TS21 3FD

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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: 31 May 2024