MOD Information Apprenticeships

The Ministry of Defence is on the look out for technology savvy, problem solving individuals to be part of our information apprenticeships.


The MOD Information Apprenticeships are currently closed to applications. Please watch this space for further updates.

With more and more focus on the defence information arena and the vital role it plays in ensuring the success of military operations, MOD is keen to embrace and develop the next generation of information professionals.

With a starting salary of £16,000 and opportunities available within the information technology and information security professions, the MOD information apprenticeship offers individuals the chance to undertake both classroom based and workplace training to gain professional knowledge and real practical experience. Through this they will achieve an advanced apprenticeship and a solid foundation for a possible future career within defence.

Apprenticeship placements are offered in various locations across the UK.

Information roles covered by the apprenticeships

IT, Software, web and telecoms professionals

There is a pressing need to encourage new entrants to join the IT professional occupations. The MOD Information Apprenticeships will provide a vital route to bringing in new entrants to this growing area. Candidates should have a real interest in the sector and be proactive, fast learners and willing to work to challenging deadlines.

MOD Information Apprenticeships will provide the skills, knowledge and competence required to become an IT, software, web or telecoms professional in a wide range of job roles including design, development and operation in areas such as:

  • software/systems
  • application development
  • databases/solutions
  • networks
  • systems integration and testing
  • technical service management
  • IT project management

Information security (IS)

The content includes units for secure system development (software and web), information assurance, governance, IS risk management and IS testing. Information and cyber security is an area of significant growth, with the UK having particular expertise.

The Information security apprenticeships will prepare individuals for a range of roles including:

  • cyber vulnerability analyst; assisting with monitoring security measures for the protection of computer networks and information
  • information assurance ; helping to ensure that information is protected from unauthorised access and compromise
  • advance systems analyst; conducting network and vulnerability analysis to determine the presence of anomalous and malicious activity

During the 2 year apprenticeship participants will learn about the underpinning principles and knowledge for these roles and be provided with the opportunity to develop their competence in this area.


To be eligible to apply for the scheme, entrants must be at least 16 years of age and have 5 GCSEs (A* to C) to include english and math.

The MOD Information Apprenticeships are currently closed to applications. Please watch this space for further updates.

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