Cyber Security Technician Apprentice (Level 3) - Apprenticeship Scheme 2024 (FTA)

Culham, United Kingdom

UK Atomic Energy Authority

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is the UK’s national fusion research laboratory. From theoretical physics to operating two major experiments and carrying out advanced reactor engineering, we lead the world in putting this transformative energy...

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Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs.

UKAEA leads the way in realizing fusion energy, partnering with industry and research for groundbreaking advancements. Our goal is to bring fusion electricity to the grid, supported by tomorrow's power stations. In pursuit of our mission, UKAEA embraces core values: Innovative, Committed, Trusted, and Collaborative."

Job Description

As an employee of UKAEA you will benefit from:

  • A starting salary of £18,000 with significant yearly increases.
  • Corporate bonus scheme up to 7% once you reach your third year.
  • Dedicated support to help you to develop your career and experience.
  • Encouragement & support to achieve your qualification.
  • A vibrant culture committed to equality and being fully inclusive.
  • Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders.
  • Dedicated Early Careers events & team building opportunities. 
  • Flexible working options including family friendly policies.
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting with 25 days, plus 3 days Christmas closure and 2.5 privilege days, in addition to UK bank holidays
  • Wide range of career development opportunities
  • Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme.

This role requires employees to complete an online Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS), including The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks for criminal convictions.

The Role

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference? Join our team and contribute to the future of fusion energy. As a Cyber Security Technician Apprentice, you will play a pivotal role within the Information & Cyber Security Group. The primary role of a Cyber Security Technician is to provide first line cyber security support. 

This apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to implement a series of technical, procedural and physical controls to monitor, detect and respond to a wide range of cyber security threats and maintain business continuity. You will learn about cyber risk and mitigation with a focus on maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of digital data. You will develop your skills and use your experiences to feed into policy decisions of a cyber security awareness culture within the business.

In this role you will be encouraged to work in a variety of environments, learning new skills with support from a wealth of experienced Engineers, Analysts, Technicians and Specialists. You will receive a thorough understanding of current and future technologies, threat analysis techniques and controls used to mitigate or remediate cyber security risks under the supervision of the Information & Cyber Security Analysts in the Group and other managers in the Division. You will undertake a variety of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Performing cyber security compliance checks
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of cyber security awareness 
  • Processing cyber security IT Service Desk requests ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of digital information.
  • Supporting secure and uninterrupted business operations through the implementation of cyber security mechanisms 

Additional Responsibilities:


Essential Requirements:

  • 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including Maths and English (or BSL for those whose primary language is BSL)
  • Self-motivated and unafraid to use their initiative.
  • IT literate and fluent in MS Office

Additional Information

A full list of our benefits can be found here

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities, and women. Our Executive team, supported by our 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion' (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, actively promotes EDI and takes steps to increase diversity within our organization. We reinforce best practices in recruitment and selection and evaluate approaches to remove barriers to success.

Please note that vacancies are generally advertised for 4 weeks but may close earlier if we receive a large number of applications.

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Tags: C Compliance Monitoring

Perks/benefits: Career development Flex hours Health care Salary bonus Team events

Region: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
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