Cyber Security - Graduate Apprentice

Temporary/Fixed Term
4 years
£21,638 - £26,903
Closing date
07/08/2022, 17:00
Normal Office Hours
Full-Time - 37 Hours

Trainee Cyber Security Analysts are required at the Scottish Prison Service to complement our Cyber security team. Cyber Security has always been a key component to SPS’s Digital Services department and the organisation as a whole, however changes, audience and coverage in the services we provide mean that we now have a greater footprint to secure and require to enhance our capabilities.

Additionally, SPS’s general direction of travel is moving previously internally hosted services to the cloud – as well as new services starting from being cloud hosted – and this also brings a new dimension to how we secure our systems and services. The Cyber Security trainers will work primarily within the Network and Security team, but will also have spells in the Systems and Field support sections.

Working with Vulnerability scanning tools and monitoring tools will be part of the job and it would be an advantage if applicants had some prior experience in these areas.

We offer a Hybrid working model, with a combination of working from home, and from our office in the west of Edinburgh.

Assist SPS Digital Services team to design, implement and integrate monitoring and analysis systems into SPS Digital Services portfolio.
Undertake log analysis, leveraging automation where possible.
Investigate security breaches and other cyber security incidents.
Assist with operation and management of information security systems.
Provide Cyber Security assistance in-house.
Person Specification

SPS recruitment and selection practice is based on the fundamentals of our Behavioural Competency Framework. This identifies behaviours and standards required both of applicants seeking to join us, and our staff in their respective roles. Assessment of specific behaviours, of which there are twelve, will be determined by the role you are applying for. Whilst it is unlikely you will be assessed on all of them , you will be assessed on these identified as key to role.

Qualifications Requirements

To meet the academic entry requirements for this Graduate Apprenticeship you will need to have one of the following:

- Four SQA Highers at Grade BBBB (or equivalent) including Computing or Maths

- A Foundation Apprenticeship in Software Development plus Higher BB

- A Modern Apprenticeship in a related discipline at SCQF 6-8


Experience Requirements
Experience in cyber security related work is advantageous. DESIRABLE
Knowledge Skills Requirements
Ability to problem solve. ESSENTIAL
Good written and oral communication skills including the ability to listen. ESSENTIAL
Ability to test, troubleshoot and work independently. ESSENTIAL
Ability to build and maintain relationships. ESSENTIAL
Final Stage Interview
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This opportunity is closed to applications.