The Tech Partnership

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We expect strong interest in and uptake of this apprenticeship, so we are keen for as many employers as possible to have an input into the standard.

Mark Heholt, Head of Apprenticeships, The Tech Partnership

Tech Partnership publishes draft standard for first Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship

30.11.2016

Tech Partnership publishes draft standard for first Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship

30.11.2016

The Tech Partnership has published the draft standard for a pioneering Degree Apprenticeship in Cyber Security, and is asking for input from employers and other interested parties.

The proposed new apprenticeship will allow employers for the first time to take on bright school leavers and train them up as cyber specialists to degree level. Successful candidates will spend between three and five years combining on the job training and academic study, and graduate with a BSc (Honours) as a Cyber Security Technology Professional.

Roles likely to be filled by Cyber Security Degree Apprentices include Cyber Risk Management, Cyber Systems Architect, and Cyber Deep Technology Analyst. These roles could be hosted within technology departments, or within engineering or business functions.

"Cyber security is a shortage profession and employers are keen to explore all routes to recruiting and training the right people to fill their roles," said Mark Heholt, who convenes the Apprenticeship Employer Group on behalf of the Tech Partnership.

"Degree apprenticeships are particularly attractive because they offer employers the chance to educate individuals to a very high standard, while simultaneously training them to meet the company’s needs precisely. We expect strong interest in and uptake of this apprenticeship, so we are keen for as many employers as possible to have an input into the standard." 

The draft standard can be downloaded here, and feedback provided through an online questionnaire here. The closing date is 2 January 2017.