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Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst Apprentice

Employer
QA Apprenticeships
Location
Jephson Court, Tancred Cl, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 3RZ
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Sector
Consultancy
Job Role
Risk Analyst
Job Type
Permanent
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Description
About Nettitude

Founded in 2003, Nettitude is an award-winning global provider of cybersecurity services, bringing innovative thought leadership to the ever-evolving cybersecurity marketplace. Through our research and innovation centres, we provide threat led services that span technical assurance, consulting and managed detection and response offerings.

Overview:

We are now looking for an eager candidate to join us as an apprentice.

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience as you complete a Cyber Security Risk Analyst Level 4 Apprenticeship.

Nettitude is looking for an apprentice who has an investigative mindset, with the ability of storytelling with data. Ideally you would have had exposure and be able explain the complex cyber threat landscape - complimented with a working knowledge of conducting research and analysis into ongoing threats.

The right candidate should be a highly motivated individual, who can work autonomously as well as working as part of team. You will be expected to use all opportunities to help rapidly improve your skillset, both technically and for softer skills working towards attaining entry level to mid-level industry certification such as the CREST CPTIA, CRTIA, or similar.

You will be given full support and special focus from more senior staff - which will allow you to progress, but emphasis is also placed on self-study and a desire to learn. Finally, you must be passionate about the threat landscape and technology and able to learn and understand new security solutions rapidly.

Location:

This role is based in UK. Nettitude has a flexible remote working policy allowing employees to have a flexible hybrid working environment with regular remote working.

Key responsibilities:

What you'll be doing in your role:
  • Learning to fully understand the global cyber threat landscape, identify risks and produce appropriate mitigation insight
  • Train on how to use various analytical techniques to assess and interpret intelligence data
  • Collaborating with the team and wider Nettitude business to understand and fulfil collection requirements
  • Developing skills for the validation of intelligence - evaluating the reliability of sources and credibility of information
  • Learning how to deliver information in formal reports or as presentations and desk-level briefings to internal and external clients
  • Maintaining threat actor profiles - geographic, sector and methodologies
  • Learn how to make predictions about future threat actor activities based on what is already known
  • Create threat intelligence reports that communicate the results of analysis
  • Be responsible for maintaining continued professional development

Key Skills and Experiences

The following are strong recommendations and in most cases prerequisites, for the role:
  • Knowledge of penetration testing, network security, and the techniques used
  • A broad understanding of security technologies
  • Interpret and translate data customer requirements into operational action
  • Demonstrable technical and social skills
  • Demonstrable written and speaking English skills
  • Demonstrable interest in IT security either vocationally or hobbyist
  • Working knowledge of risk management - identification and evaluation
  • An interest in open-source investigations

Entry requirements:

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:
  • An A-Level in ICT
  • OR an International Baccalaureate at Level 3 in ICT
  • OR a Level 3 apprenticeship in a similar subject
  • OR a BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (180 credits)

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications.

Find out more here:

https://www.enic.org.uk/Qualifications/UKQRS/Default.aspx

Working week:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm / 40hrs per week.

Candidates must:
  • Be 18 or over before the start data and have the right to live and work in England
  • Have lived in the UK or in the European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 years
  • Be a resident of the UK for the entire duration of the program
  • Not be registered to study on a UK government funded course ending June 2022 or later

What we offer:
  • We offer you an exciting working environment with intellectual challenges, responsibility, and career and skills development.
  • An attractive remuneration package will be provided.

Future prospects:

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programmes offer on-going development tracks.

Important Information:

QA's apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

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