Cyber Security Apprentice

Type: Apprentice
Region: West Midlands


Founded in 2003, LRQA 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.

What we offer:

We are a people-focused, high-performing, high-trust managed security services team. We pride ourselves on our investment in our people, meaning as we are a fast-evolving team in an exciting working environment, youll always have opportunities to solve the latest cybersecurity challenges, with the responsibility and development opportunities to match.


Working as an Apprentice in our Defensive Security Services (DSS) team, you will use your expertise and gain further knowledge to detect and respond to a multitude of threats of differing capability and sophistication.

We are a high-trust, close-knit team that ds not operate under the traditional SOC tiers, so the passion and drive to get involved, make a difference, and use your eye for detail to spot patterns and support both our security mission and that of our customers is essential.

As a Cyber Security apprentice you will be working across the whole of DSS: as a Security Analyst, Vulnerability Analyst, Security Engineer, and Implementation Engineer.

Salary: 21,500 per annum.

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


  • 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 ds not stop there.
  • 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.

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.

What were looking for:

As a Cyber Security apprentice, we do not expect you to have decades of experience or hundreds of advanced certifications. Below is a list of skills that will come in useful.

  • 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:

  • 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.

For more information, please visit the UK ENIC website.

Company benefits:

  • Access to our interactive learning platforms via our partners, with encouragement to pursue subsidised external training & certification.
  • Intensive new starter training program, blending theory, hands-on labs, case studies, online and on the job training to help you hit the ground running.
  • Consistently updated training & progression plans with multiple tracks of development, supporting lateral movement or upwards progression
  • Generous annual training, cross-training and project days
  • The option to join in with company and department socials to relax, get to know your new colleagues and team build
  • Life assurance/Death in service benefit
  • Yearly wellness day to be spent in the way that works best for you
  • Recognition & rewards for individual, team and department performance
  • Performance-based bonus programme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Income protection
  • Generous pension scheme
  • A supportive team enabling you to succeed and grow your career.
  • An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the right candidate.

Future Prospects:

  • 90% of QA Apprentices secure permanent 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:

Our apprenticeships are the perfect way to gain new skills, earn while you learn, and launch yourself into an exciting future. With over 30,000 successful apprenticeship graduates, we’re a top 50 training provider, dedicated to helping you succeed.

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