Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing priorities for organisations today but recruiting and retaining the experienced staff needed to navigate the hostile landscape has become increasingly challenging - due to the ongoing industry skills shortage.
Raytheon Professional Services’ (RPS) Cyber Security Level 4 Apprenticeship programme helps organisations of all sizes and industry sectors to improve their access to essential security skills by growing expertise in-house, drawing on Raytheon’s rich heritage in both high-level cyber security and market-leading apprenticeships.
Our 24-month programme can help you upskill your current teams, or help bring in new talent into your organisation. We are agile enough to accommodate customer requirements, and our programme is adaptable to your needs; we can train candidates on-site or at one of our national cyber training centres. RPS has a strong record of accomplishment; in 2017/18 we recorded Qualification Achievement Rates* of 94.1% (the National Average is 65.6%).
We currently offer apprenticeships to develop skills for two different cybersecurity roles:
Technologist – Centred on establishing a thorough understanding of cyber threats and the controls and tools necessary to protect organisations, systems and people, and ideally suited for growing into a wide variety of security analyst and management roles.
Intrusion Analyst – Concerned with the frontline of cyber defence, with a primary focus on gaining the skills to use the latest security tools to detect breaches in the network and act quickly to mitigate the damage.
Our Cyber Security Level 4 Apprenticeship programme combines classroom teaching, lab time, e-learning and on-the-job experience to develop real world skills in information security.
The programme is made up of four components, ensuring your employee has a rounded, in-depth understanding of fundamental principles, techniques, technologies and skills essential to their job role. Together, they ensure they are accurately assessed on their performance; reflecting the quality of their work, and the application of skills, knowledge and behaviours, that map to the apprenticeship standard.
Introduction of Cyber Security theory. Each classroom training session typically takes place in a 1-week block.
This showcases real work projects to demonstrate the skills and behaviours they have learnt and practically applied in the workplace whilst on the programme.
An assessment that takes place in the classroom in a controlled assessment environment during which the apprentice will apply their skills to solve a business-related problem.
END-POINT ASSESSMENT INTERVIEW
An end-point assessment interview is carried out by an external body (BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT,) covering the project and contents of the portfolio.