Dstl seeking cyber security apprentices

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has focused on cyber security as it launches its 2018 apprenticeship recruitment campaign.

Dstl has continued to expand its apprenticeship scheme and now offers over-18s the chance to gain a degree and other qualifications while in employment, with a competitive salary and 25 days paid annual leave.

The executive agency of the Ministry of Defence says it is keen to hear from “people that live and breathe technology” and have a flair for creativity, systems thinking, innovation or digital embracement.

Successful applicants would be working at the Cyber and Information Systems Division - the digital hub of Dstl’s lab with cutting edge facilities, helping defend Britain against cyber attacks.

“This is not a stereotypical ‘computer hacker’ role - it takes an incredible variety of people to achieve our goals,” reads a statement from Dstl.

“Here you’ll use your computer skills to advance the tools, techniques and tradecrafts required to ensure the UK is able to establish a world-class cyber capability, including the ability to counter-attack in cyber space.”

Apprentices are based at sites in Porton Down, near Salisbury and Portsdown West, near Fareham.