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Degree apprenticeships

Degree apprenticeships give you the chance to join GCHQ, work on real-life projects and earn a degree along the way. So instead of paying uni fees, you’ll start your career, earn while you learn and receive a huge amount of support. Plus, your degree will be awarded by a uni, so it’s equivalent to taking an undergraduate route.

Roles & responsibilities

CyberFirst Degree Apprenticeship (Cyber Security)

Working with both GCHQ and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), you’ll get unique insights and exposure into cutting-edge technologies. Over three years, you’ll get a mix of university-delivered classroom and lab education, along with technical training, mentoring and job shadowing. And once you’ve gained your degree, you might even be offered a job.

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Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Based in Manchester, you’ll collaborate with our teams to tackle threats and build tech that disrupts terrorists. You’ll take advantage of university-delivered classroom and lab education, along with technical training and relevant placements. Taking on real business challenges, you’ll work with some of most sophisticated equipment while gaining a degree.

Meet our team