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Cyber Security Analyst Apprentice – UK – Leeds

December 9, 2023
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$16,000 - $18,000 / year

Job Description

Communicate Technology Limited provide, install and maintain IT and Telecoms Services to Business Parks across the UK, as well as offering cloud-based services to clients both on and off the Business Parks.


They are now looking for an apprentice to join their growing, busy and dynamic Security Operations Centre (SOC) team with an immediate start.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated, driven and cyber passionate individual to undertake a Cyber Security Level 4 apprenticeship whilst gaining invaluable hands-on experience within a busy security function.

Communicate Technology have a proven track record of hiring apprentices and providing them with a pathway progression from apprentice level through to Security Manager.

Duties: will include but not be limited to

  • Assisting the first and second line support function with general cyber security tasks
  • Gathering basic cyber security knowledge whilst assisting clients with risk reduction
  • Producing client reports on vulnerability scanning, dark web monitoring and monthly management reports
  • Day-to-day ticket management of firewalls
  • SIEM alert monitoring and incident handling in the Security Operations Centre
  • Basic threat hunting activities to look into suspicious activity and catch threats
  • Assisting in patch management and vulnerability management
  • Assisting in implementation of new client firewall projects
  • Assisting in cyber security audits

You will need:
Skills and Qualities:

  • Previous IT experience through work or study
  • Highly organised and able to prioritise workload to meet deadlines
  • Enthusiasm about working in cyber security
  • Enthusiasm and interest in technology
  • A keenness to learn and adapt to ever changing technologies
  • Good personal management skills relating to conduct, timekeeping and delivery against commitments
  • Be a team player showing skills and the ability to managing changing priorities
  • Exhibit an excellent level of verbal and written communication, to deal with technical and non-technical colleagues and clients

Entry requirements:

  • 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.

Working week:
35 hours per week,
Monday to Friday,
8am – 4pm, 9am – 5pm or 10am– 6pm (Hybrid)

Some key benefits of working for Communicate Technology Limited are

  • Invest heavily in career development
  • Dedicated self-development time in work hours to improve skills
  • Exposure to experience in all SOC services
  • Weekly team meetings with all SOC members for training and improvement
  • Dedicated training plan post apprenticeship to guide your cyber security career
  • Regular social events
  • Birthday off as holiday
  • Holiday accumulation
  • Employee benefits scheme (Gym/retail/food & drink discounts, OnDemand GP and many more)

Future prospects:
90% of QA Apprentices secure full-time employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks.

Important information

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