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This programme has three disctinct options

By enhancing the knowledge, skills and behaviours of your employees, this will, in turn, have a positive impact on your strategic business objectives. The affordability of the programme often results in a greater return of investment than other alternative training, such as graduate programmes.

The Cyber Security Engineer

This is the most technology focused role in the occupation and will typically design, build and test secure networks or security products or systems with a particular focus on the security aspects of the design.

The Cyber Risk Analyst

Focuses on risk assessment, analysis and giving advice on risk mitigations. The roles may support formal security governance, regulatory and compliance (GRC).

The Cyber Defender and Responder

This role is more operationally focused, configuring and operating secure systems to prevent security breaches or monitoring systems to detect and respond to security breaches.

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Eligibility

Those with an annual wage bill of less than £3m do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy. Instead, 95% of each apprenticeship is funded by the government whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer to enhance the skills of their employee.

  • Employers are also be eligible for a £1000 incentive payment if the apprentice is aged 16 – 18.
  • Employers with less than 50 employees and where the apprentice is aged 16 – 18, the government will fund 100% of the apprentice and are eligible for a £1000 incentive payment.
  • Employers with those aged 19+ the government will continue to fund 95% of the apprenticeship programme whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer.

Businesses can manage this through the Apprenticeship Service online account.

Take a look at our Guide to Supporting Smaller Employers PDF.

For more information and guidance on this service then please get in touch with our team, who can give you further information.

Business Benefits

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with a broad range of people from their own organisation and externally including suppliers and customers, technical specialists, non-specialists, peers and senior representatives. The roles are typically office or computer room/lab based. Some employers will also have security clearance requirements, which may impose residency or nationality restrictions. An employee in this occupation will be responsible for their own work, work as part of a team including different levels of technical and non-technical skills, and may also be required to supervise work, budgets and other staff.


By enhancing the knowledge, skills and behaviours of your employees, this will, in turn, have a positive impact on your strategic business objectives. The affordability of the programme often results in a greater return of investment than other alternative training, such as graduate programmes.