Cyber Security Traineeship

Guaranteed job in IT or 100% of your course fees back

What's included?

  • Accredited training courses from CompTIA, Microsoft and Cisco
  • Official CompTIA A+ & CYSA+ Exams (Worth £577)
  • Livelab for your practical work
  • Expert tutor support
  • Expert CV review
  • £21K-£35K job guarantee within 20 miles of your home
  • 100% of your course fees back if you’re not placed into a role
  • 1 years unlimited access to Step 1-3 & 2 years access to step 4

Start Your IT Career Today

Our Cyber Security Traineeship is the easiest way to start a new career in IT with fantastic career prospects. Our simple four step process will give you all of the training and certifications required to break into the industry. You will first be placed into an IT role with a starting salary of £21K-£35K and then be fast-tracked into a Cyber Security role after 2 years, with a salary of £35+K.

We have partnered with some of the biggest IT companies across the UK who trust us to provide them with high quality, entry level technicians. These companies are also extremely short staffed in the Cyber Security sector and understand the risk of being under prepared for attacks. This is why our traineeship has proven so popular.

Cyber Security is now growing 4x faster than any other sector in IT, meaning that candidates who are experienced and qualified now earn between £50K-£100K+. Within 4 years you could be in this position with our Traineeship.

Course Outline

CompTIA A+

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Linux+ (Step 4)

CompTIA Pentest+ (Step 4)

CompTIA CySA+ (Step 4)

Windows 10

ITIL Foundation

Cisco CCNA

Cisco CCNA Security (Step 4)

Step 1 - Courses & internal exam

Complete a selection of professional, accredited, and industry recognized IT courses by CompTIA, Microsoft and Cisco. The training is delivered via multimedia-rich video tutorials, presentations and quizzes, through an online portal that you study from home.

You can log into the portal at anytime, meaning this can be completed around any full-time job. The emphasis of Step 1 is to learn all of the theory before beginning practical training. This takes around six weeks of full-time study or twelve weeks of part-time study to complete.

At the end of Step 1 you will sit a short online multiple choice exam to showcase your understanding of the courses before moving onto Step 2.

Step 2 - Livelab

Our cutting edge live lab will give you the practical hands-on training that you will require from the comfort of your own home. Live-Lab is real computer equipment networked together and conveniently accessible over the internet.

Our hosted platforms are configured to imitate real world configurations by providing sufficient hardware not only to carry out tasks, but also test the impact of those changes. From the browser you gain administrative access to the relevant devices giving you complete control to carry out either your own configurations or follow the lab guides to configure specific technologies that are required for the relevant CompTIA exams.

Step 3 - CompTIA A+ Exams

You will finally be prepared for the official Comptia A+ Certifications. We will firstly release extensive mock tests for you to practice on and once you are ready we will book your official exams.

CompTIA are international leaders in IT certifications and having the CompTIA A+ will not only qualify you as an IT Technician in the UK but across the globe.

90 Minutes per exam, maximum of 90 questions per exam.

Step 4 - Cyber Security Training + Job Placement

Once you have completed the initial three steps, we will then place you into your first role as either an IT Technician/IT Support specialist, with a starting salary of anywhere between £21K-35K.

While working within this position, we will release Step 4 of your training which is specifically designed to qualify you to move into the cyber security sector. You will have two years access to complete Step 4, which consists of your cyber courses, Live lab and official CySA+ exam, as outlined below.

Once you have gained the two years experience within the IT industry, as well as completing step 4 of your training, we can then place you into a role as a cyber security analyst.

Cyber Courses

Your second batch of courses are specifically designed to give you the knowledge, skills and certifications required to move into a Cyber Security Analyst role once you have the required two years experience in your IT Technician role.

You will be completing the following courses;

CompTIA Linux+

CompTIA Pentest+

CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst+

CCNA Security

Live Lab

While working in your IT Technician role you will be able to gain some valuable hands-on experience. You will also have access to the official CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst+ Livelab which will provide you with the necessary platform to gain practical experience with information security, covering topics such as configuring and using threat detection tools, data analysis, identifying vulnerabilities, identifying threats, and risks, and securing and protecting applications and systems within an organisation.

CySA+ Exam

The final step is the official CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst+ exam. CySA+ is the only intermediate high-stakes cyber security analyst certification with performance-based questions covering security analytics, intrusion detection and response. High-stakes exams are proctored at a Pearson VUE testing centre in a highly secure environment. CySA+ is the most up-to-date security analyst certification that covers advanced persistent threats in a post-2014 cyber security environment.

Job Placements

Here are some of the companies that our candidates are working for now

Once you have completed all of the mandatory training in step 4 and have the required two years experience in your first IT position, you will be ready to be placed into a Cyber Security Analyst role.

We have partnered with a number of large IT companies who have a massive shortage of qualified cyber security staff. Currently 53% of organisations in the UK struggle to find qualified security professionals within six months.

In this role you will have a starting salary of around £35K, please see the full job description below.

Position 1
IT Technician (0-2Years)

Job Overview

IT Technician required to join our Field Services team, which will involve working on site with our clients, helping to deliver a broad range of IT support solutions, along with providing brilliant customer service at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Presenting the proposed solutions to the clients over the telephone and face to face and explaining the industry jargon in a clear, confident and concise manner.
  • Designing, building and testing hardware and software for inclusion into systems both at our facility and on site. Installing and maintaining systems.
  • Problem solving both before and during installation.
  • Ensuring that during on site project work customer requirements are met wherever feasible. Providing professional and competent pre and post-sales support to customers. Writing and delivering documentation, application guides, manuals etc.
  • Training the clients staff on the operation and maintenance of the systems. Supporting colleagues with internal IT issues.

Position 2
Cyber Security Analyst (2+ Years)

Job Overview

Job duties typically include planning and implementing security measures to protect computer systems, networks and data. Cyber security analysts are expected to stay up-to-date on the latest intelligence, including hackers’ methodologies, in order to anticipate security breaches.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creating, testing and implementing network disaster recovery plans
  • Performing risk assessments and testing of data processing systems
  • Installing firewalls, data encryption and other security measures
  • Recommending security enhancements and purchases
  • Recognise patterns or inconsistencies that could indicate complex cyber attacks
  • Preventing data loss and service interruptions by researching new technologies that will effectively protect a network
  • Perform internet penetration, network vulnerability assessments, social engineering and IT audits

Why choose us?

We are the only company in the UK who will provide you with professional training, official certifications and a job guarantee or money back policy. You will also be on the fast track into a Cyber Security role after 2 years!

What will set you apart?

  • Accredited training courses from CompTIA, Microsoft and Cisco
  • Official CompTIA A+ & CYSA+ Exams (Worth £577)
  • Livelabs for your practical work
  • Expert tutor support
  • Expert CV review
  • £21K-£35K Job Guarantee
  • 100% of your course fees back if you’re not placed into a role

Why Choose Cyber Security?

  • 53% of organisations struggle to find qualified professionals
  • Average starting salary of £35K
  • Fantastic career opportunities
  • Growing 4 times faster than IT in general
  • A career for life
  • Salaries increasing 8% per year
  • Average salary for Cyber professionals is £68K

What salary you can expect?

  • IT Technician – £23,000
  • Junior Cyber Security Analyst – £35,000
  • Network Security Analyst – £44,000
  • Senior Cyber Security Analyst – £51,000
  • Penetration Tester – £75,000
  • Chief Information Security officer – £90,000
  • Cyber Security Consultant – £100,000+

Success Stories

The support throughout as well as the quantity and quality of the training content is nothing short of impressive. From start to finish and even after finding you a job they are one call or E-mail away. Everyone can throw a bunch of online courses your way and leave you to it, but this traineeship offers so much more than that. As an IT Engineer at Fujitsu, my role mostly involves working closely with a huge variety of clients. It’s very challenging and fulfilling at the same time. I think it has opened the doors to a world of opportunities in the industry.

Georgi ShterevIT Engineer @ Fujitsu UK

I think the inclusion of the CompTIA A+ exams makes it a very attractive package. The exams consolidated much of what I learned in the video courses, in topics such as hardware, networking, security and troubleshooting, and are a well-known qualification in the industry. I work in a busy IT department in a charitable organisation and support a large number of end users. Although it can be pretty intense, it’s a rewarding role and I’m constantly learning new skills.

Robin KilsbyICT Service Desk Analyst @ Nacro

Octopus is a forward-thinking company who is keen to promote internally along flexible career pathways. They were interested in my CV because of the CV-rebuild and my background in customer service. I wouldn’t have been able to pass the interview stage without the knowledge I gained from the Traineeship (I distinctly remember being asked in my first interview what DHCP stood for, and I easily chirped “Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol!”). I see myself still working for and advancing within Octopus over the next five years.

Matt FulbrightService Desk Analyst @ Octopus Labs

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You are guaranteed a job in IT or 100% of your course fees back.

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