Information Security Technical
Studying for an apprenticeship in information security lets you work in a job that makes a positive difference to the world of data protection. Be part of an industry that’s focused on making Scotland’s digital landscape safer.
The apprenticeship is suitable for people who want to progress in the information security sector. Work with a range of safeguarding tools, such as network defence systems, encryption platforms and algorithms. Learn how to identify a cybersecurity threat and stop it from happening. Discover how to come up with new protection strategies and help shield customer data.
Whether you’re interested in data analysis or security programming, there’s a role for you in Scotland’s information security sector. Construct advanced protection software as an information security engineer. Become a penetration tester and test out new information security technology.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship in Information Security Technical at SCQF Level 8.
Diploma for Information Security Professionals at SCQF Level 8
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Analyse information security data
Manage the principles of information governance and assurance
Manage the principles of information security testing
Utilise procedural programming
Provide remote support for IT and telecoms products and services
Manage the principles of secure system development
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as data administration and computer programming.
This Technical Apprenticeship gives you a variety of choices. Carry on your studies with a bachelor’s degree in information security or go into full-time work.
Further education: Expand your ICT knowledge by applying for a bachelor’s degree in computer science or programming. This could lead to a higher qualification like a Masters in information security. Your experience will support your application.
Straight to work: Make the most of your qualifications and find an information security job. After completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs like:
Senior information security analyst
Senior IT auditor
Information security analyst
Information security auditor
There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship. However, it is useful to have a previous qualification like an SCQF Level 5 in information security or some experience of Information security.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Technical Apprenticeship will take 12 to 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.