Information Risk & Security Apprentice

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. 

Job description

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.

Main duties:

  • 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

What you need

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

  • bullet Strong communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • bullet An interest in Information Security and IT
  • bullet Knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel
  • bullet Ability to research topics using the internet and other sources
  • bullet Ability to quickly identify issues and respond to them
  • bullet Problem solving skills
  • bullet Ability to prioritise and manage your own work
  • bullet Ability to work with people at various levels both inside and outside the organisation
  • bullet Ability to recognise where improvements can be made in the way you work

The application process


Step one

Decide and apply

Step two

Telephone interview and online tests

Step three

Video interview

Step four

Assessment Centre

Step five


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.

Training and the future

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.    

Future prospects

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.   

How to apply

You apply via the QA website by filling in the application form, attaching your CV and answering the two mandatory questions asked of you. You usually hear back within 48 hours if your application has got you through to the next stage – the interviews.

Got a question?

If you have any queries about the programme please get in touch.

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