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SOC Analyst Apprentice

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

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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.

Nettitude, an LRQA company, is a world-leading provider of threat-led cyber services to organisations around the globe, helping them to manage and protect themselves against cybersecurity threats and risks. We are continuing to realise opportunities to accelerate Nettitude's growth on a global scale, with office locations in the UK, USA, EU, and Singapore. The combination of our two organisations allows us to leverage our combined strength to benefit the many customers we serve.

The role:

Working as an Apprentice SOC Analyst in our MSS team, you will use your expertise and gain further knowledge to detect and respond to a multitude of threats of differing capability and sophistication.

You will use SIEM, EDR, Network Monitoring, bespoke tooling, and Threat Intelligence solutions to triage suspicious events, provide context and an assessment of risk/threat to customers to enable efficient response and continuously monitor customer environments; yet it does not stop there.

Not only will you gain experience in assessing threats using all information sources available to you, but you will also get involved in projects that maintain and enhance the capability of our services, and ensure we are providing innovative detection & response services to our clients. This includes threat hunting, supporting the implementation of new cutting-edge technology, malware analysis, recommending detections and getting involved in strategic cross-team projects as part of your wider role within our award-winning Security Operations Centre.


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.

What you'll be doing in your role:

As an apprentice SOC Analyst you will be working across the whole of our MSS Technologies and functions: as a Security Analyst, Vulnerability Analyst, Security Engineer, and Implementation Engineer.

The following is an overview of what you can expect from these roles:

Security Analyst:

As an apprentice SOC Analyst, you will be detecting and responding to a multitude of threats, helping to protect the UKs biggest enterprises in an ever-expanding threat landscape.
  • You will gain experience in using Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools, Endpoint Detection and Response, Network Detection and Response, Active Defence suites along with Threat Intelligence solutions to triage suspicious events; learning to provide threat assessments to our clients.

Vulnerability Scanning Analyst:
  • As an apprentice Vulnerability Scanning Analyst, you will be helping support Nettitude's Managed Vulnerability Scanning Service.
  • You will be working on a range of Tenable products, such as, Tenable.cs, Tenable.ep, and Web Application Scanning.
  • You will learn how to configure and manage scans in addition to understanding how we present and prioritise discovered vulnerabilities to our clients.

Security Engineer:
  • The technology that underpins the SOC requires daily administration along with maintenance and upgrades.
  • As an apprentice Security Engineer, you will get exposure to the 'back end' of our technology stack; creating and tuning new detections and learning how remediate common issues in LogRhythm.
  • You will gain a wider understanding of how all our technology fits together to enable to SOC to function.

Security Implementation Engineer:

This role sits within the Service Delivery side of our Managed Security Services.
  • You can expect to get involved in the implementation, configuration, and deployment of a multitude of Nettitude security technologies.
  • You will learn how this role is vital in assisting our SOC Consultants to bring new clients onboard by helping to develop new monitoring use-cases and playbooks in line with the client's requirements.

What we are looking for:

Key experience, skills & requirements:
  • A familiarity with Windows and Linux
  • Ability to document and explain technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Familiarity with Python and RegEx
  • An understanding of Networking fundamentals
  • Understanding of Incident management, problem management and Incident Handling in a Controlled, Security Operations Environment
  • An understanding of the role SIEM and MDR technologies play within a SOC
  • An interest in Offensive Tools, Techniques, Vulnerabilities, and their artefacts - For example, Kali, Fileless Malware, ATT&CK, CWE, CVE, OWASP
  • An ardent desire to continually challenge and develop yourself as part of a fast-paced, high-performing team

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)

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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