Allen & Overy – Information Security Apprenticeship 2022

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Allen & Overy – Information Security Apprenticeship 2022

Information technology


Hybrid (combination of office & remote working)


Job description

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. By turning our insight, technology and talent into ground-breaking solutions, we’ve earned our reputation as a firm that leads the industry and opens up new possibilities in law. Our lawyers are leaders in their field – and the same goes for our support teams. Ambitious, driven and open to fresh perspectives, we find new ways to deliver our services and maintain our reputation for excellence, in all that we do.

The nature of law is changing and with that change brings unique opportunities. We are defined by our consistent commitment to creating a collaborative and supportive working culture and investing in your progress. We’re committed to supporting a culture that drives diversity and inclusion.  Every day, we’re working hard to create an environment where you feel you can bring your authentic self to work.  To be comfortable and confident to be who you are in the workplace.  To feel like you belong.  We offer rewarding careers that are built around your strengths and designed to ensure you can achieve your personal and professional ambitions. Joining our global team, you’ll discover what collaborating on a global scale really looks like; you’ll learn how to help drive change; and you’ll be at the heart of an organisation that’s defining the future of law. If you’re ready to find a place to thrive: It’s Time.

Role purpose
The Information Security Apprentice will support the implementation of the information security strategy and strengthen the information security posture of the firm. To be responsible for monitoring and managing the BMC Helix call queue dealing with all incidents and requests in a timely and appropriate manner.  To be actively enhancing information security systems and policies. Also to be involved in investigations as and when required.

Role and responsibilities
The successful candidate will:

  • Support the activity of the Information Security Team, including: Virus reports, Investigations, Security incident response, ISO27001 audits, Security Awareness, Induction training, 3rd Party vendor security reviews.
  • Support Information Security client assurance & compliance activity
  • Deal with security-related support calls in BMC Helix and liaise with both clients and other IT teams to resolve these calls promptly
  • Require the holder to achieve effective peer networking and form strong working relationships
  • Perform regular audits of user account administration and security exceptions


Key requirements

  • Must have knowledge in a technical environment. Usage of Active Directory, operating systems, computer networking and personal computer architectures, together with support call work in these areas.
  • An understanding of security technologies such as: Anti-virus, Encryption, Access control, OS security, IDS, Mobile security, Firewalls, Vulnerability analysis and Network security & TCP/IP
  • A considered, methodical approach with attention to detail and high accuracy rates
  • A focus on security and the capacity to consider the wider information security implications of an event and be able to carry out risk assessments
  • Self-starter with the ability to plan, organise and deliver work to an acceptable timescale, without close supervision
  • Ability to plan and co-ordinate information from various sources
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and balance users’ requests with good security practices. Ability to suggest secure solutions to a given problem.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must display flexibility and a willingness to adapt to new working practices as required
  • Able to balance common sense with technical ability and to react clearly and consistently under pressure



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