CIISec believes passionately in attracting and encouraging new people into the field of cyber security, and apprenticeships are a key feature in this initiative. CIISec has played a major role in working with Qufaro, BCS, CompTia and others to develop a Cyber Security Technician Standard at Level 3; this Standard has recently been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE). We believe this Standard will be a major factor in attracting young people into the profession at the grassroots level. All apprentices who successfully complete the End Point Assessment for the Cyber Security Technician Standard will be eligible for Accredited Affiliate Membership of CIISec.