Group UK Cyber Security Apprenticeship (Level 6)

Aggregate function:  Technology
Business Area: 
Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  24 Feb 2024
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Apprenticeship type: Level 6 Cyber Security

Start date: 16 September 2024
Duration of programme: 32 months
Location: London (Brentford) OR Newbury
Application close date: 29 February 2024

As the world of tech continues to advance, people and businesses need to keep one step ahead of ever-growing cyber threats. Vodafone’s world class technology cyber security teams do just that.

We have a strong, international team of security professionals, ethical hackers, cyber-defence experts and architects working hard to maintain our existing services and designing security into new products as they come off the drawing board.

To keep up to date with new threats and new technologies, we also need new minds like yours to expand our expertise into the future. Together we can.

What you’ll do

  • Be an integral part of the Cyber Defense and Incident Management team who coordinate our responses to cyber security incidents.
  • Understand how to conduct investigations, find and respond to threats.
  • Proactively hunt potential cyber risks by navigating threat landscapes within hardware and software.
  • Test the limits of security to show security vulnerabilities in virtual and physical environments.
  • Build collaborative relationships with different teams to help deepen your knowledge of cyber security.

Who you are

  • Curious about all things cyber with a commitment to security and digital safety.
  • Enthusiastic towards learning different digital technologies and networks.
  • Contributes as an individual, able to work as part of a large international team, building collaborative relationships to protect against cyber threats.
  • Inquisitive nature with a proactive mindset and willingness to learn in a rapidly changing environment. 

What’s in it for you
Hands-On Education: You’ll gain a combination of virtual classroom and on-the-job learning alongside industry leaders in all things cyber who will share their knowledge with you.
Training and Development: Expect to receive training in algorithm and program design, defense programming, security management systems, quantitative and qualitative risk management and more.
Skills & Tools: You’ll learn all things cyber - how to analyse, model, assess and manage cyber security risks as well as develop operationally secure solutions.
Earn & Learn: Apprenticeships at Vodafone are your platform to kick-start your career in a company that is ready to invest in you. We create a safe place for you to learn in a diverse and inclusive workplace with a salary + benefits that we’re sure you’re going to love!
End Result: You’ll have a BSc (Hons) degree in Digital and Technology Solutions with Cyber Security as a specialism alongside years of world class industry experience.

More reasons to join us:

  • We offer flexible working options that enable you to excel in a way that suits your needs.
  • Competitive annual salary of £22,650 - £24,650 plus annual performance bonus.
  • 28 days’ holiday plus 5 days’ charity leave when you can volunteer for a cause of your choice.
  • Quarterly 'Spirit' day to focus on your wellbeing and mental health.
  • Industry leading learning tools, market leading parental leave policies.
  • An extensive and flexible benefits package including employee discounts, enhanced pension contributions and retail discounts.

Eligibility to apply
Age: You must be at least 18 years old on or before 16/09/2024.
Qualifications: GCSEs in English & Maths at grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualifications and 3 A Levels including ICT or Maths gained by August 2024 or equivalent qualifications*.
Residence: To have the right to work in the UK and to have lived in the UK and/or EU for three years or more.
Disqualifiers: You must not currently be enrolled into full time education, and you must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject (e.g. a degree or masters in a similar subject). 

Together we can
We know that everyone is unique, with multiple aspects to their identity and different experiences behind them. Recognizing this is fundamental to how we approach inclusion at Vodafone. Similarly, our networks work collaboratively, share best practices and take a truly inclusive approach to amplify the voices of all our people and communities. We’re proud of our networks and will continue to champion individuality through them: ‘Multicultural Inclusion Network, Black Professionals Network and Friends, Gender Equality Network, Women in Business Network, LGBT+ Friends Network and VodABILITY Network’.  

If you require any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request as part of your recruitment journey, for example, extended time or breaks in between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, or assistive technology, please refer to the Accessibility section of our Careers website ( under Career Support, for guidance.  

Apply now!
Ready to shape the future and be part of a world-class specialist team? Apply now and let's start this journey together.

*Equivalent qualifications include but not limited to a level 3 Apprenticeship in a similar subject, an International Baccalaureate Higher Level at Level 3 including Maths or ICT or a BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits) in a similar subject

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.