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Global Information Security Career Transition Apprentice - Chester

Chester, , United Kingdom

Job Description:

Are you looking to change career? Have you been out of the workplace? If you have a keen desire to learn and progress in the financial services industry but thought the opportunity had passed you by then our Career Transition Apprentice Programme might be for you.

We are currently looking for a motivated Apprentice to join our Global Information Security (GIS) team in Chester in a full-time role whilst studying the Level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions degree apprenticeship.

This is a great opportunity to join a world-renowned company and build a rewarding career in the North West. You will be joining an exceptional and supportive team, working alongside colleagues from around the globe. We promote diversity and inclusion and will give you access to ongoing training to help you develop and grow. We reward high performance and support colleagues in local community based voluntary activities. This all helps to make our company a great place to work.

Successful apprentices will continuously relate what they are learning with their work at Bank of America, as they progress through their degree programme. Being part of GIS offers you the opportunity to be part of a world-class information security workforce

As an apprentice, you will join one of our teams in GIS EMEA. Depending on the team you join your key tasks and responsibilities may include but are not limited to: 

  • Supporting GIS functions analyzing, researching, improving, defining, implementing, and executing information security controls and standards

  • Supporting team members performing specialised GIS functions

  • Responding and performing triage Incidents

  • Partnering and developing key relationships with response teams of Cyber Security Operations (CSO)

  • Monitoring event queues and investigating and analysing security alerts

  • Understanding the requirements of Bank applications and how to use them

  • Testing applications using a variety of tools to identify vulnerabilities that could expose the Bank to risk

  • Monitoring existing and proposed security standard setting groups

  • Performing vulnerability fix verification testing in support of the remediation

  • Providing technical support to clients, management and staff throughout risk assessments and the implementation of appropriate data security procedures and products

  • Sharing knowledge with technical and non-technical colleagues directly and through training sessions

  • Ensuring identified risks are managed effectively

Essential and desired competencies

As the successful applicant, you will be able to:

  • Show demonstrable evidence of self-learning outside of studies, and efforts to advance technical skills

  • Display clear motivation for exploring a Technology career within financial services, and a specific interest in Information Security

  • Demonstrate capacity for innovative thinking and strong problem solving

  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to interact with a variety of people

  • Display evidence of strong teamwork and leadership

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential

  • Demonstrate integrity and ethics by earning other’s trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions

  • Will be advantageous if there is demonstrable coding experience in an object-oriented programming language.

Eligibility requirements

  • English & mathematics GCSEs (or equivalent)

  • Been a resident of the UK for the past 3 years

  • Not in full-time education when starting the apprenticeship

  • Have the right to work and remain in the UK indefinitely

Learn more about this role

Full time


Band: H7

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Talent Acquisition Contact:

Jill Konig

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Street Address

Primary Location:
Herons Way, Chester, CH4 9FE