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Junior Security Consultant Apprentice

  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: 15000
  • Level: 2
13/09/2019 QA integration Leeds LS11 5QP

Junior Security Consultant Apprentice

  • Sector: i t telecoms
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: 15000
  • Level: 2
Junior Security Consultant Apprentice
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Employer description: 

We are a UK-based boutique security consultancy focussing on bringing the benefits of Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) to all our clients. 

Building on our frontline network security experience and listening to the day-to-day challenges of our customers, we aim to deliver world-class, integrated security risk management solutions that turn security data into security intelligence; simplifying and automating regulatory compliance processes and providing peace of mind for network managers that our IT environment is fully protected. 

Job overview: 

This entry level position involves a significant amount of training in order to develop the applicant quickly, enabling them to perform a wide variety of security assessments to a high standard. Such assessments include (but are not limited to) External Infrastructure, Web application, API, Firewall Ruleset and Remote Email Phishing Assessments. 

The role will involve scoping client requirements through-to writing professional security assessment reports to a high standard. 

This position includes the potential to secure a permanent position as a ‘Security Consultant’, leading to more advanced onsite security assessments. 

Main Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Examine project requirements and provide accurate assessment scoping.
  • Perform remote security assessments.
  • Write security assessment reports.
  • Liaise with clients to provide advice and answer queries.
  • Develop knowledge and skills using training resources. 

Desired skills: [Prerequisites]: 

Although this role involves a significant amount of training, the following skills and characteristics would be beneficial. 

  • Understanding of TCP/IP networking concepts.
  • Understanding of common Web technologies, HTML, HTTP, CSS etc.
  • Proficient in common cyber security tools, Nmap, Metasploit, Burp Suite, etc.
  • Proficient in at least one programming/scripting language, Ruby, Python, PHP, etc.
  • Strong written English and communication skills.
  • Involved in the cyber security community.
  • Innovative, creative, driven and motivated. 

 Desired qualifications: 

  • A-Levels in ICT/Business/Computing 
  • Or an Apprenticeship in a similar subject (this must be at least the level below the planned programme) 
  • Or an International Baccalaureate at level 3 in ICT 

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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