We use unique technologies against a range of threats.
The internet is a part of everybody’s lives. But while it benefits millions of people, it also increases the threats we all face. Cyber criminals, terrorists, hackers, fraudsters, organised criminal gangs… all are using ever more sophisticated technology.
Based at a number of UK sites, we protect the nation’s people, businesses and interests against all kinds of criminal and terrorist threats. This involves us taking the latest systems apart, understanding how they work and testing their capabilities to the full.
It’s complex, technically challenging work that demands highly skilled and committed people. People who enjoy tackling interesting and varied projects. People with the creative intellect and energy to develop unique solutions. And people with a commitment to safeguarding existing systems and protecting against evolving threats.
If you want to be a part of an organisation that uses cutting edge technology and can offer you an exciting and fascinating career, we’re looking for motivated, technically orientated individuals to join our two-year Higher Apprenticeship scheme.
You’ll be a vital part of a dynamic team that ensures the UK Government can operate in cyber space with confidence and can stay ahead of the swift pace demanded by the evolving digital world.
Some people keep up with technology. With us, you’ll stay ahead.
Cheltenham | £17,365
At GCHQ our Apprentices work with some of the world’s most advanced technologies in a variety of innovative ways. Join our Apprenticeship and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop your technical skills and gain hands-on experience working with some of the very latest systems.
This is a development programme like no other. GCHQ protects the UK’s people, businesses and interests against all kinds of criminal and terrorist threats. In the cyber age, that involves taking the latest systems apart, understanding how they work and testing their capabilities to the full.
As one of our Apprentices, you’ll be working alongside recognised experts on a range of work-based placements that will give you extensive hands-on experience of a variety of advanced technologies. With practical technical training, university learning and job shadowing, as well as the support of a mentor, you’ll develop your expertise tackling a range of real business challenges. You’ll also earn a competitive salary as you study for a Foundation Degree and gain valuable experience that’ll set you up for a varied, rewarding and enjoyable career.
What you’ll need
We’re looking for a combination of natural curiosity, a love of technology and the ability to think around complex technical problems to develop innovative solutions. You won’t just take a theoretical approach – instead, you’ll be keen to get deep inside new systems, understand their capabilities and push them to their limits. With a passion for learning about new technologies and the imagination to come up with fresh approaches, you’ll be excited about the chance to build a career at the leading edge.
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Closing date: 8 December 2014