How to become a cyber security apprentice: Ellie's story

Meet Ellie, 21, to find out more about life as a cyber security apprentice at Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria. Part of the BBC Bitesize World of work series.

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There's a constant security threat at Sellafield and I feel proud knowing that I am protecting over 10,000 employees on site.

Ellie works in cyber security for Energus, keeping people safe online. The threats can be everything from emails that contain links to viruses, up to hacking. She is based at Sellafield nuclear site and helps educate Sellafield employees to stay safe online.

At school, Ellie enjoyed English and went on to study English Language at university, but she left after one year as it wasn't for her.

She then found her cyber security apprenticeship on a job site. There were lots of challenges at first, as she didn't have previous knowledge. She worked hard to learn the ropes and is now really enjoying her job.

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