Cyber Security Graduate Apprentice / Degree Apprenticeship

  • Company: ScottishPower
  • Location: Northumbria & Glasgow
  • Closing Date: 20-03-2022


Our Graduate Apprenticeship / Degree Apprenticeship programme lets you work towards a degree while enriching your education with invaluable industry experience. You’ll stand out from your peers and you’ll be able to apply your work experience to your learning, helping you understand how key theories apply to the real world. 

While you complete your degree, you’ll be on a full-time contract and will have the opportunity of a permanent role following graduation. Typically, you’ll be at uni one day per week, with the other four spent in the workplace, though the balance may change as you progress through your degree. 

This programme is a three-way partnership between you, SP Energy Networks and the university; we’ll work together to get the best out of you, ensuring the best possible start to your career.  

As a Graduate Apprentice / Degree Apprentice, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits including: 

  • Starting salary of £18,500 
  • A generous pension scheme where we’ll double match your contributions up to 10%; 
  • A broad range of flexible benefits including share incentive plans, employee discounts, charity matched funding and many, many more. 

What will you be doing? 

We’re looking for talented, ambitious, hardworking and flexible people who are interested in the following degree course. 

The home of our operational technology (OT), our Smart Grid Operations (SGO) Team is driving the new digital and data revolution of our energy system. As we focus on achieving Net Zero, the digitalisation of our network to become a Smart Grid is key to realising this ambition. Facilitating a two-way communication allowing us to respond digitally to rapid changes in demand or faults on our network, our Smart Grid is key to minimising the impact on our customers, communities and stakeholders. 

During your degree, you’ll do rotational placements linked to your modules, providing you with the opportunity to see how your studies relate to real life scenarios and giving you that additional dimension that you won’t get from a traditional undergraduate degree. And at the end of the programme, you’ll continue your career as a Cyber Security Engineer with a starting salary of £36,648. 

With opportunities in Scotland and England, we’re looking for someone who is excited to do a Cyber Security degree at one of our partner institutions. 

If you live in Scotland, you’ll do a BSc (Hons) Graduate Apprenticeship in Cyber Security at Glasgow Caledonian University and will work in our Glasgow office. You’ll have four Highers (or equivalent) at grades A – B, including Computing or Maths. You’ll also have National 5s (or equivalent) at a grades A – C in Maths and English. 

If you live in England, you’ll do an online learning BSc (Hons) in Cyber Security through QA in partnership with Northumbria University and will work in our Prenton office. You’ll have 120 UCAS points achieved through A Levels (or equivalent). You’ll also have GCSEs at a grades A – C in Maths and English 

Location : Northumbria University / Prenton office and Glasgow Caledonian University / Glasgow office

Apply now or contact student support if you need assistance with your application, we’re here to help!