Manchester Airports Group

Job Description

Date: 22-May-2023

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG


Job Title: Cyber Security Apprentice
Company: Manchester Airports Group (MAG)
Location: Manchester Airport
Function: Technology (IT)
Starting Salary: £22,500 + 17.5% Shift Allowance for working fewer social working hours


Manchester Airports Group (MAG) is searching for a dedicated and enthusiastic person for a Cyber Security Apprentice role within our dynamic Technology (IT) team. This is a unique opportunity to learn and develop essential cybersecurity skills from experienced professionals while building a successful career in the aviation industry.

Contact Information:

  • Initial 48-month Fixed term contract
  • 36.25 Hours (Full Time – Shift and Day working)
  • Permanent offer subject to meeting academic and professional standards
  • Planned salary increases of no less than 10% throughout the apprenticeship (paid annually)


About the Apprenticeship:
The Level 6 BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Technical Professional Degree Apprenticeship program is a work-based learning program designed to develop knowledge and technical competencies in cyber security, professional skills, and behaviors in technology functions or wider business areas. Individual coursework is the main method of assessment, with a range of coursework approaches used throughout the program, including technical projects, research-informed assignments, and work-based projects.


About the Role:
As a Cyber Security Apprentice, you will work under the guidance of experienced Cyber Security Analysts and will be responsible for tasks such as:

  • Monitoring and analyzing computer networks and systems for security breaches or suspicious activity
  • Conducting regular security assessments and tests to identify and address security weaknesses
  • Investigating security incidents and developing response plans to prevent future attacks
  • Staying up to date with the latest cybersecurity trends and technologies to ensure the organization is prepared to address new threats


What Will Make You Successful in This Role?

We welcome applicants of all genders and backgrounds. Successful candidates will possess:

  • Strong interest in cybersecurity and information technology
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well alone and within a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Minimum Requirements:

  • Three A Levels (or equivalent), preferably with at least one in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics discipline
  • Must live in England and have the right to work in the UK (Government funding requirement)


What Benefits Can We Offer?

  • Fully funded BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Technical Professional Degree
  • Career path to other roles in Cyber Security
  • 24 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • 6% company contribution pension
  • Subsidized public transport.
  • A wide range of company discounts


Equal Opportunities & Reasonable Adjustments:
MAG values diversity & inclusion for all. We are committed to creating a workforce reflective of our society and welcome applications from candidates from all diverse backgrounds. If you require any reasonable adjustments to aid your application or interview process, please email [email protected].


How to Apply and Selection Process

  • Online application by 18th June 2023 by visiting
  • Online testing & pre-recorded video questions: This test helps us (and you) to identify your key strengths and understand if they align with our strengths and values.
  • The final stage of the application process varies by role but will include an interview and possibly a group task or presentation. We will provide more information prior to booking the final stage.



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