IT, Cyber and Information Security apprenticeship service launches

Ben Franklin

Devon-based BIT Group is offering a new apprenticeship service for anyone wanting to train and access the world of IT, Cyber and Information Security across the South West.

The 12- and 24-month apprenticeship programmes will start in January 2022. In addition to time with an employer, BIT Training is offering the opportunity to work in their Security Operation Centre where those training will gain valuable industry experience that they can take back to their employers.

Ben Franklin, BIT Training CEO, says: “We are excited to be offering this new apprenticeship service from January 2022. We believe it’s a great opportunity for organisations to receive commercially led tech apprenticeships from a local innovative provider.”

All apprenticeships will meet the latest standards in IT, Cyber and Digital Marketing, including the commercial benefit of accessing to industry vendor certifications to accredit the individual learning to global as well as UK-recognised certifications.

The programme offers an alternative route into the technology profession and opens the opportunity for organisations to level up and make it accessible to more people.

Ben adds: “We hope that by offering these commercial apprenticeships in the region, it will help levy and non-levy paying businesses to drive diversity and inclusion by using the more accessible apprenticeship level 3 and 4 to engage a wider profile of people.”

The team at BIT Training has nearly two decades of experience helping businesses and individuals get a competitive edge from IT training across the UK and they also have a proud history of supporting military leavers establish new careers.

The last 12 months has also seen the company deliver one of the UK’s first Cyber and IT boot camps in 2021. A programme designed for individuals hardest hit by the Covid economy with a mission to help the regions residents get re-employed or re-skilled to fill the growing tech skills gap. These individuals make excellent future employees with the vital pre skills to help fill apprenticeship posts quicker.

For more information on how you can access this apprenticeship scheme, logon to

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