Capture, preserve and process digital evidence
This is an entry level role into Digital Forensics, so as a digital forensic technician, you’ll be working for organisations that require a digital investigation or analysis of devices. There is now a significant demand on policing to examine digital devices, making this a primary service offered by forensic service providers to policing during investigations. You’ll need excellent technical knowledge to apply to a range of digital material primarily from mobile devices and computers. You’ll learn to write statements for the criminal justice system including court room training and report writing. Due to the nature of digital forensic activities, you need to be prepared to be exposed to potentially distressing or upsetting digital data. The role requires security vetting and an expectation to work to an ethical framework, professional policing standards and Forensic Science Regulator Codes of Practice and Conduct.
Duration: 24 months
Relevant school subjects: ICT
Entry requirements for the applications support lead apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience
Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree and above
Potential salary upon completion: £22,000 per annum
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