Are you a tech-savvy person? Do you want to help make Scotland safer? Study for an apprenticeship in information security and join a sector that’s committed to stopping cyber crime and theft.
The apprenticeship gives you an idea of how to protect personal data online. Learn to use protection software like firewalls and encryption programmes. Improve your understanding of data analysis and the best methods of keeping customer information safe. Discover how to develop new encryption algorithms and lower the risk of cyber terrorism.
Scotland’s information security industry has a variety of jobs on offer. Help to identify and neutralise threats as an information security analyst. Create and test new safeguarding software as a cybersecurity engineer. Become an information security consultant and work with different businesses to develop their data protection strategies.
You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 5 or 6 in information security. The qualification includes:
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs like data analysis and IT.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a range of options. Continue your studies with a technical apprenticeship in information security or graduate to a full-time job.
Further education: Increase your knowledge by studying for a bachelor’s degree in IT or computer science. Your experience will support your application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a job in the information security industry. After completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs like:
There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship. However, it is worth having an interest in the information security field.
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.