Cyber Tactical CISO Apprentice

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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.


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 ISO 27001 and COBIT2019.

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 cyber security and technology and able to learn and understand new security solutions rapidly.


This role is based in UK. You will be working remotely with the occasional visit to the offices in the West Midlands.


£20,000 to £25,000 per annum.

Key responsibilities:

What you’ll be doing in your role:

Supporting the interim CISO and CISO support engagements, leading on the tactical implementation of the requirements.

  • Implementing security recommendations based on industry best practice.
  • Conducting security reviews against standards or guidelines such as the NCSC 10 Steps to Cyber Security, NIST CSF, CIS controls, ISO27001:2022, Cyber Essentials, ITIL.
  • Performing gap analyses and producing accurate reporting.
  • Helping our clients to implement Information Security Management Systems across a variety of frameworks, and achieve and maintain security certifications (e.g., ISO27001:2022) and regulatory compliance (PCI DSS, NIS D).
  • Coordination and leading of technical assurance activities, including internal/external audits, incident response lessons learned and gap remediation.
  • Conducting cyber risk assessments across the client internal departments or business functions.
  • Security tooling Technology reviews and recommendations for improvements and advising on specific technology changes within the client environment.
  • Supporting incident management processes and incident response testing.

Key Skills and Experiences:

The following are strong recommendations and in most cases prerequisites for the role:

  • A passion for Cyber Security
  • 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.

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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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