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Apprentice Cyber Security Technologist THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY

This is an exciting new opportunity within a progressive company for an individual to grow and gain valuable skills and knowledge within a reputable industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 27 Jul 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    22 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role sits within the Specialist Supervision Division, as part of the Technology, Resilience & Cyber Department (TRC). The TRC teams provide a centre of excellence within the FCA that supports the Supervision divisions and various other teams across the FCA (such as Authorisations and Innovate) with technology, cyber and operational resilience expertise.

The role of TRC is to understand firms’ current and planned use of technology and cyber, identify and assess potential harm and risk to the market and promote good practice by clarifying our expectations and acting when necessary. This includes seeking to minimise the impact on consumers and the markets when risks crystallise.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting risk assessments of cyber & technology resilience for the higher impact firms we supervise
  • Assessments of technology risk aspects of new firm applications or variation of permissions
  • Involvement in other aspects of the departments work including engagement with other regulators both domestic and international; thematic or multi-firm reviews on a particular topic and developing department Management Information and data analytics approaches
  • Working towards being a Cyber SME across the team and wider department
  • Learning how to manage and deal with cyber threats, hazards and risks that are needed to protect organisations, systems and people
  • Providing SME input into TRC workstreams
  • Supporting small sub-teams in one or more of assessment framework, stakeholder management, project management, communications and incident management activities
  • Contributing effectively to thematic work
  • Taking part in external stakeholder events and other similar engagement meetings on cyber and technology
  • Sharing knowledge and expertise across the department and wider FCA where necessary

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages - particularly Word, Outlook, Access Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proven written language skills
  • Interest in cyber & information resilience and keen to have a career in this field
  • Effective organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Some experience of organising and/or supporting meetings

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility
  • Can use own initiative
  • A thorough and organised approach
  • Ability to work with a range of internal and external people
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment
  • Passion for cyber security

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent at grade C - including one in numerical subject e.g. maths, Economics, Finance. In addition to 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 including maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

Apprentices who successfully complete their professional qualification and apprenticeship programme will be considered for a permanent role within the FCA.

Things to consider

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About the employer

There are few jobs where you can make a real difference to the 2 million people who work in the UK Financial Services industry, the 40 million consumers of financial products and the stability of our economy as a whole.

From regulating Consumer Credit to driving action on Foreign Exchange manipulation or helping strengthen accountability in the banking sector, the FCA is working with the industry to protect consumers, ensure the integrity of the UK financial system and promote fair and effective competition. Our remit has expanded significantly since our creation in 2013, with the number of firms we regulate growing from 23,000 to over 56,000. We oversee conduct across the full span of the financial sector from global investment banks to high street payday lenders and are now preparing to implement a new strategy that will sharpen our focus to face the regulatory challenges ahead.





Endeavour Square


E20 1JN

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Learning Curve


Lucy Swainston

  • Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist
  • Functional Skills if required 

Apprenticeship standard

Cyber security technologist

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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