Quick job overview
At Prudential we work hard to create an environment that enables everyone to flourish and we actively encourage diversity across the business. We are seeking a self-motivated and conscientious person who will enjoy the day to day administration activities conducted to support the Information Risk & Security team. As an Information Risk & Security Apprentice you will be supporting a wide range of activities across the whole team which will vary in nature and subject matter.
Information Risk & Security (IR&S) provide consultancy, advice and support to IT and the business to enable them to meet information security obligations, regulatory requirements, and needs. IR&S has established an information risk management framework of people, policy, processes and training to help achieve best practice protection across all areas of the business.
As an Information Risk and Security Apprentice you will be supporting a wide range of activities across the whole team which will vary in nature and subject matter.
- To support development and definition of controls to manage information security risks.
- To ensure that policies, standards, processes and guidelines are embedded and communicated across the business.
- To support information security management.
- To work with internal and external teams to ensure that appropriate levels of security functionality are in place.
- To operate controls to manage information security risks.
Location: Reading, RG1 3ES
Total vacancies: 1
Hours per week: 35
Hourly wage: £8.45
Weekly wage: £295.75
Apprenticeship duration: 15 months
It is important that you’re ambitious, want to succeed, are technology focused with a strong awareness across multiple technologies, have an interest in IT Security and Risk Management and that you are prepared to invest time in studying towards your qualifications. The Ideal applicant for this role will show initiative, be a proactive worker with the ability to make responsibility for their own tasks, have good relationship skills and be able to deal with people at all levels and show drive, inspiration and passion to maintain and improve the level of service provided by IR&S.
We are looking for fully (aged 16 to 18 years) or partially funded (aged 19 to 23 years) apprentices.
You must have been a UK/EU/EAA resident for three or more years, must be eligible to work in the UK and must not have a Level 4 or higher level of qualification (i.e. Certificate of higher education or Degree).
As a minimum you should have 5 GCSE's (A-C) including English, strong communication and collaboration skills and excellent problem solving abilities. Preferably candidates will have some prior work experience or some voluntary work experience.
Skills and abilities
- Strong communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
- An interest in Information Security and IT
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel
- Ability to research topics using the internet and other sources
- Ability to quickly identify issues and respond to them
- Problem solving skills
- Ability to prioritise and manage your own work
- Ability to work with people at various levels both inside and outside the organisation
- Ability to recognise where improvements can be made in the way you work
Decide and apply
Telephone interview and online tests
Decide and apply: Read the job description and decide if this is the right role for you. Once you're sure you can apply for the role following the information on the application site. Remember you'll need to upload your CV too.
Telephone interview and online tests: QA, our 3rd party partner, will be in touch to let you know if we are taking your application forward and to arrange your telephone interview, which will be around 30 minutes long. There may also be a couple of online verbal and numerical tests that take 10 minutes to complete.
Video interview: After you have completed the telephone interview and online tests you will be sent a link for a one-way video interview with full instructions on what you need to do. You will be asked a question and given a small amount of preparation time before you answer and move onto the next one.
Assessment Centre: At the assessment centre you will get to meet the managers of the team that you have applied for. They'll have a face to face interview with you asking you questions and giving you a chance to ask them questions. There will also be some team building activities and workshops during the day. Some roles may include extra role specific excerises that you will be told about prior to coming along to the day.
Confirmation: We'll be in touch to let you know if you have been successful in getting an apprenticehsip with us. If you have been successful you will then get information on your start date and we'll sort out the details.
The qualification you will gain
Your apprenticeship will be delivered by a blend of classroom workshops/lectures alongside internal training and on-the-job learning, this will lead to obtaining your IT Level 3 qualification.
This is a fixed term contract for 15 months after which there is potential to be kept on - subject to the performance, headcount and available funding.
If recruited into a permanent role, you will follow the career progression and development plans for the role you secure.
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