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L4 Cyber Security Technologist Apprentice – Macfarlanes – London, EC4A 1LT MACFARLANES SERVICES LIMITED

This role will be offered on a 24-month fixed-term contract in line with the apprenticeship programme. This role reports to the information security manager and assists with the day to day running of the firm’s information and cyber security controls.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £25,000.00

    Up to £25k will be the starting salary

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 9:30am-5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000069283

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The firm has an IT department of approximately 45 staff and is responsible for the delivery of all aspects of the firm's information technology systems and services, including all phases of design, build implementation and operations. The team is split into six teams: service delivery, end user computing, infrastructure, applications & development, PMO and information security.

This role reports to the information security manager and assists with the day to day running of the firm’s information and cyber security controls. The information security team works closely with the CIO to provide guidance on technical architecture, information security standards and best practice.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing the firms security estate and help deliver the information security strategy;
  • Assist in driving of information security best practices by creating awareness of policies, procedures and standards in line with firm needs;
  • Assist with security projects and providing guidance on security matters for other IT projects;
  • Assist with information security related audits and third-party supplier audits, analysing results from third party security questionnaires and audits, and publishing within the ISMS;
  • Act as the first point of contact for identification of security incidents, reporting potential issues to the information security manager;
  • Work in collaboration with the wider IT team to ensure endpoints and systems are appropriately secured and hardened;
  • Maintain the cyber risk register and assist with internal and external audits;
  • Assist in generating reports for both technical and non-technical stakeholders;
  • Help drive a security culture within the IT department and within the firm by being a champion for how good information security is as a business enabler rather than a blocker;
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge by attending education opportunities such as conferences, seminars, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organisations opportunities to provide subject matter expertise and understand threat intelligence, challenges, solutions, and innovations. 

 

Key skills and experience

This is an apprentice information security role and, as such, we are more interested in aptitude, attitude and a desire to learn than specific qualifications. Depending on your career path to date, you will likely have most, but not all, of the following:

  • Interest in information security and cyber security, perhaps having relevant qualifications/ certifications which are not above a Level 3;
  • Experience of working with Microsoft technologies;
  • Ability to follow processes in a highly controlled environment;
  • Ability to collaborate, build relationships and influence people;
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure in prioritising competing workloads; and
  • Good communication skills, and in time be able to communicate information security concepts to non-technical people.

This job description encompasses the main duties of the role and is by no means exhaustive. It is anticipated that duties may vary from time to time according to the needs of the Firm.

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

Programme: L4 Cyber Security Technologist – Risk Analyst Pathway

During this apprenticeship, you will follow a fully supported training programme with The Apprentice and Training Partnership, delivered through combined weekly remote classroom-based training, workplace assessment/training and online learning.

The training covers the following core occupational duties:

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/cyber-security-technologist-2021-v1-0

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We have identified the continued development of inclusivity as a key priority and are committed to fostering a broad and diverse culture throughout the firm, from entry level to partnership. We continually review our processes to ensure that all of our people enjoy the same chance to develop and advance. We recruit people to build careers for the long term, meaning there is a potential full-time role at the end of the apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Work under pressure, Work efficiently/effectively

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 (C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C)) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent IT/Computer Science (Grade C) Desired

Things to consider

Our commitment to inclusion: At Macfarlanes we believe that an inclusive, forward-thinking culture is both intrinsically important and enables us to provide innovative solutions to our clients. We have identified the continued development of inclusivity as a key priority and are committed to fostering a broad and diverse culture throughout the firm, from entry level to partnership. We continually review our processes to ensure that all of our people enjoy the same chance to develop and advance. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, bringing different perspectives and experiences, making Macfarlanes an exciting and stimulating place to work. We seek to recruit the best candidates, regardless of gender, race or ethnicity, background, religion, physical abilities, sexual orientation or any other characteristic. As part of our commitment to recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce, we ask you and/or your recruiter to answer all the diversity questions when submitting an application to Macfarlanes. This data will allow us to measure our progress towards improving the diversity of our applicants, and ultimately, our hires. Our diversity data reporting is anonymised to maintain the privacy of applicants. If you have any questions relating to how the diversity data is used, please contact a member of the recruitment team. Should you require any adjustments during the application and/or interview process, please do not hesitate to inform your recruiter or a member of the recruitment team. Please note, the job description is available in other accessible formats (for example, large print). Eligibility You must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for the role: Have been a UK/EEA resident for the last 3 years, Hold valid residency status, Have the right to work in the UK

About the employer

We are a distinctive London-based law firm with a unique combination of services built and shaped around the needs of our clients. Our unrivalled blend of expertise, agility and culture means we have the flexibility to meet their most challenging demands and adapt to the changing world around us. While many of our services can be found at other firms, the mix cannot. We work on an international basis with the top independent law firms around the world. This strong international network gives clients choice and enables us to provide them with the highest possible level of service. We recruit people to build careers for the long term. We know each other personally which means we work together with more cohesion, and less formality. Our culture is thoughtful, challenging and supportive, and we are a place where everyone, at whatever level, can thrive.

Employer

MACFARLANES SERVICES LIMITED

Address

20 Cursitor Street

London

EC4A 1LT

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Training

Training provider

TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS LIMITED

Contact

Georgia Dunn

g.dunn@theatp.co.uk

07497151382

Apprenticeship standard

Cyber security technologist

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)


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