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'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5 or Level 6.
Diploma for Information Security Professionals at SCQF Level 6
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Test the security of information
Carry out information security risk assessmen
Investigate information security incidents
Carry out information security forensic examinations
Carry out information security audits
Design information security software
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:
Information security analyst
Information security consultant
IT security architect
Security operations analyst
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 Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.