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Cyber Security Apprentice

  • Channel 4
  • London, UK
  • 09/01/2023

Job Description

Job Title: Cyber Security Apprentice
Reports to: Chief Information Security Officer
Department: Technology
Location: London
Number of roles:
Start date: September 2023

THE C4 APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME

If you are looking for an opportunity to gain work experience and a qualification, then an apprenticeship at Channel 4 might be for you. 

Our Apprenticeships are full-time, with four days per week spent working in a C4 department and one day per week completing the formal learning parts of the apprenticeship.

The formal training provided will consist of workshops, tutorials, webinars, coaching and in some cases residential boot camps. The training is dependent on the qualification your apprenticeship offers and will be explained in detail by the training provider before you officially begin the course. You can read more about the qualification being offered for this apprenticeship below.

Our apprenticeships are aimed at school leavers and people who do not have a degree. If you have a degree, please look at our Production Training Scheme or the Channel 4 Jobs website for other opportunities suitable for you.  

If you’d like some tips on writing your application before you apply, please watch our recent YouTube video, How to Write an Outstanding Application.

The programme aims to offer opportunities to those currently underrepresented in the TV industry, so we are particularly keen to hear from Deaf and/or disabled people, ethnically diverse people and people from lower socio-economic groups.

Am I eligible to apply?
  • You must be 18 years old or over at the time the scheme starts to apply. There is no upper age limit.
DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

Channel 4 is a publicly owned, privately funded UK broadcaster with a remit to produce innovative, alternative and culturally diverse television. Its bold approach means that it must have the ability to protect the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of its intellectual property.

Within the Technology Team in Channel 4, one area is Cyber Security. The Cyber Security team play a critical role in protecting the Channel from Cyber-attacks and educating the staff about the dangers of the online world. It is the Security team’s role to ensure that Channel 4 does not get hacked or lose data and stay on air. This is called protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of its data. 

The successful apprentice would gain insight into all areas of Cyber security in the broadcasting industry, from Commissioning to Legal, Press and publicity to technology.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES 

As well as the opportunity to learn about cyber security responsibilities will include:
  • Learning about data protection and how to review a Data Privacy Impact Assessment
  • Learning how to review Security diagrams
  • Updating and contributing towards the creation of security policies for the whole business to follow.
  • How to create a risk in a risk register, and produce reports for the upper management to review.
  • How to look at threat intelligence systems to see potential attacks against the company.
  • Give talks and attend meetings to communicate the cyber security message
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

As part of the application process, you’ll be asked to tell us how you meet the essential criteria listed below. When answering this question think about examples from your experience so far, this doesn’t need to be professional experience but could be academic, from volunteering or a part-time job. 

We’ve provided some examples beside the first four criteria of experience that could demonstrate you have these skills.  Please note you do not need to use these examples; they are just here for guidance, and you should draw from your own personal experiences. 
  • Verbal and written communication skills - Verbal - e.g. experience of dealing with customers or working as part of a team. Written – e.g. writing emails, completing an application form or essay, or if you have a hobby that involves creative writing. 
  • Attention to detail -  e.g. Cashing up on tills or proofreading coursework.
  • Organisation skills and ability to prioritise tasks - e.g. Planning events whether personal or for professional purposes, as well as managing work life balance, for example working whilst doing coursework/exams. 
  • An understanding of and a passion for Channel 4's remit 
  • The ability to apply common sense to a problem or situation
  • The ability to win people over with clearly articulated viewpoints
  • Be able to pick things up quickly and react to fast moving situations

QUALIFICATION OFFERED WITH THIS APPRENTICESHIP

Cyber Security Technologist Level 4

LENGTH OF APPRENTICESHIP

25 months 

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATION FORMATS

If you are unable to complete the Apprentice application, we are happy to consider alternative formats of the application form.

For example, you could arrange a phone call with 4Skills for you to speak your answers and a member of the team can scribe, or if you’d like to create a five minute YouTube video/ voice recording, these are also options available. If you have a different alternative, we really welcome your suggestions to ensure you have a fair chance of applying. 

Take a look at our access page for more information, which you’ll find by clicking here. You can also watch our recent YouTube video, Demystifying Interview and Workplace adjustments.

If you have any questions about this apprenticeship vacancy please email the 4Skills team direct at 4Skills@channel4.co.uk

RELOCATION

If you need to relocate in order to take up this opportunity, we can offer you support towards the financial costs of moving. This includes a contribution towards your deposit and first months’ rent, plus visits to your new city to look for accommodation.