Apprentice Cyber Security Specialist

Southampton, United Kingdom
01 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
17 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Closing Date:  Friday 17 February 2023
Reference:  2162523VB

Do you want to work for a rapidly expanding organisation? Are you interested in developing you skills and knowledge in Cyber Security to contribute to shaping the future of healthcare?

Then we have the opportunity for you!  

We are currently looking to recruit an Apprentice Cyber Security Specialist to join us at the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) as the work we do continues to expand!

Who are We?

The School of Healthcare Enterprise and Innovation (HEI) is the home of several high-profile government contracts, such as the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) and the Southampton Health Technology Assessment Centre (SHTAC), as well as other consultancy services and strategic new business. HEI delivers nationally important, internationally recognised work. We are pioneering excellence in healthcare enterprise and innovation, directly benefiting our economy and society through significant knowledge exchange, partnerships and quality performance.

What is the role?

As an apprentice, you will develop the skills and knowledge to be responsible for:

  • Maintain Cyber tracking information including Asset Management, Configuration Management, Threat Protection and Compliance
  • Help to ensure the security of client and server computers and mobile devices by advising on Security updates and addressing vulnerabilities
  • Monitor security measures for the protection of the organisations data, systems, and network
  • Maintaining and updating technical documentation regularly, including Policies and Procedures
  • Advising staff on Best Practice for Cyber Security
  • Respond to system and/or network security breaches
  • Testing and identifying network and system vulnerabilities

On a daily basis, you will primarily be working with the IT systems colleagues and the IT Support Team leader. You will also be working with Information Technology Suppliers, Cyber Security suppliers and advisors (e.g. NCSC) and colleagues and stakeholders from across NIHR including other coordinating centres.

As part of your Apprenticeship, you will receive the necessary support to grow your skill set during the job, working with senior colleagues who will mentor and train you.

How do we look after you?

We know that we can’t deliver our work without our people so our staff wellbeing is so important to us. This commitment is reflected in having been awarded Gold for the third year in a row in MIND’s Workplace Wellbeing Index and coming 3rd out of 119 organisations! 

Additionally as an employee of the university you will enjoy all the benefits that come with this including: 

  • Generous Holiday allowance of 20 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays + 6 University Closure days
  • Excellent Family Friendly policies 
  • Hybrid Working 
  • Salary Sacrifice benefits including: AXA Private Healthcare, BUPA Dental Plan, Cycle scheme
  • Excellent career development and training opportunities 
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Friendly and pleasant working environment.
  • For a full list of benefits click here

We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We select candidates based on merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce. 

Application Procedure:

In order to apply for this apprenticeship, please complete an application form by clicking here

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