BBC Cyber Security Schemes


What will I do as part of the scheme?

The BBC, like other organisations around the world, is targeted by cyber-attacks. Hackers are very attracted to our digital doorstep and they’re trying to break in; we need to ensure that the BBC is a digitally secure place and our content is protected from compromise.

The BBC Information Security team works to maintain and promote all aspects of information security across the organisation; we aim to meet the BBC’s needs whilst adhering to the information security principles of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability.

We are offering an opportunity to join the team in one of our apprenticeship positions. These posts give you the chance to work across our Architecture, Governance and Forensic teams. These apprenticeships are ideal for someone looking to start or further their career in information and cyber security within a world class broadcaster and one of the largest security teams in the industry.

Working across these teams will give you the opportunity to work with a variety of projects and support the teams working on our key products, back office products and systems. There is also the opportunity to work in our Forensics team which is a key function of the Security Operations Centre.

The BBC Information Security team is broken down into 5 departments; Governance, Architecture, Security Operations Centre (SOC), Delivery and Development. You will get chance to work and interact in all these areas.

  • Governance is comprised of 6 smaller teams; Awareness & Education, Business Engagement, Business Engagement (Studios), Compliance, Policy and Risk Management. Collectively they are responsible for the business facing side of Information Security including education, reviews, advice, guidance and policy.
  • Architecture looks at some of the key projects and areas of the BBC from a technical point of view to ensure security is a consideration from the very beginning and following the principle of ‘secure by design’. This can include working with the developers of some of the BBCs key products
  • Forensics are a small team that’s constantly learning as technology and threats develop. You will also be working as part of the 24/7 Security Operations Centre (SOC), monitoring and responding to threats as they come in from a variety of systems and sources.

In addition to the above, you will have the opportunity to volunteer for STEM events at many different BBC offices where you will be able present challenges relating to your role and engage with school children about what we do.

The Apprenticeship

There are 2 apprenticeships available to the successful candidate. These will be discussed on the assessment centre.

  • Cyber Security Technologist (Risk Anaylst) – The primary role of a Cyber Security Technologist is to apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigations to protect organisations systems and people.
  • Cyber Intrusion Anaylst – The primary role of a Cyber Intrusion Analyst is to detect breaches in network security for escalation to incident response or other determined function. An Intrusion Analyst will typically use a range of automated tools to monitor networks in real time, will understand and interpret the alerts that are automatically generated by those tools, including integrating and correlating information from a variety of sources and in different forms and where necessary seek additional information to inform the Analyst’s judgement on whether or not the alert represents a security breach.

Who are you?

  • You will have an interest in information and cyber security and how it is applied in a corporate environment
  • You will have an interest in technology
  • You will be interested in the BBC and its products. On the application form we will ask you about your thoughts of our products
  • You will be an excellent problem solver
  • You will be keen to learn new skills and be open to different types of work

This scheme is aimed at non graduates. If you already have a Cyber Security, Computer Science or related degree or equivalent qualification this scheme may not be for you, as it may duplicate training and experience you have already had. We would encourage you to search our other vacancies for entry level roles via BBC Careers Hub

What are we offering?

  • You will get up to 5 weeks of annual leave per year as well as an additional days leave over the festive period, known as our “Corporation Day”.
  • You will receive a salary of £14,250.
  • A recognised Level 4 Cyber Intrusion Analyst and Cyber Security Technologist qualification.
  • BBC Staff Perks including discounts on many high street and online services/products.
  • A dedicated Scheme Manager who will develop you throughout your training programme.
  • Professional mentoring to aid your personal development by industry professionals.
  • The chance to wear the famous BBC Staff lanyard and ID card by working for the world’s leading public service broadcaster!

Application process

You will fill in a short application form so that we can understand your motivation and interest in this opportunity.

If we think you’ve got what it takes, you will be invited to complete an automated video interview where you will be asked further questions about your interest in this apprenticeship and your skills.

The final stage is an assessment centre, this is likely to include a group exercise and interview but all information will be provided accordingly.

Feedback is not provided for any stages before the final stage interview. We will update you on the outcome of your application via email throughout the process.


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