Information Security

Modern Apprenticeship


What's Information Security like?

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.  

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Entry requirements

There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship. However, it is worth having an interest in the information security field.  

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 Modern 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 or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.

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