Cyber Intrusion Analyst Apprenticeship

Level 4 Trailblazer Apprenticeship

Trailblazer Apprenticeships

Who should take this Apprenticeship?

The primary role of a Cyber Intrusion Analyst is to detect breaches in network security for escalation to incident response or other determined function.

An Intrusion Analyst will typically use a range of automated tools to monitor networks in real time, will understand and interpret the alerts that are automatically generated by those tools, including integrating and correlating information from a variety of sources and in different forms and where necessary seek additional information to inform the Analyst’s judgement on whether or not the alert represents a security breach.

Once a security breach has been detected, they will escalate to an incident response team, or other determined action, providing both notification of the breach and evidence with reasoning that supports the judgement.

An Analyst will typically work as part of a team (or may lead a team) and will interact with external stakeholders, including customers and third party sources of threat and vulnerability intelligence and advice.

Typical job roles

Upon completion of this Apprenticeship the Apprentice will be able to progress into the following

  • Secure Operations Centre (SOC) Analyst
  • Intrusion Analyst
  • Network Intrusion Analyst
  • Incident Response Centre (IRC) Analyst
  • Network Operations Centre (NOC) Security Analyst

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A’ Levels, level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualification relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.

Level 2 English and Maths will need to be achieved, if not already, prior to taking the end point assessment.

Qualification Structure

  • Cyber Intrusion Analyst Apprentices will need to complete the following knowledge modules:
  • Networks (for level 4 Cyber Intrusion Analyst Apprenticeship)
  • Operating Systems (for level 4 Cyber Intrusion Analyst Apprenticeship)
  • Information and Cyber Security Foundations (for level 4 Cyber Intrusion Analyst Apprenticeship)
  • Business Processes (for level 4 Cyber Intrusion Analyst Apprenticeship)
  • Law, Regulation and Ethics (for level 4 Cyber Intrusion Analyst Apprenticeship)

Additional Skills

The Cyber Intrusion Analyst Apprenticeship underpins the following skills, attitudes & behaviours:

  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility
  • Can use own initiative
  • A thorough and organised approach
  • Ability to work with a range of internal and external people
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment
  • Ability to interpret written requirements and technical specification documents
  • Effective telephone and e mail skills, including ability to communicate effectively with strangers under pressure, including reporting a security breach


The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 24 months.


This is a level 4 Trailblazer Apprenticeship.

How to Apply

You can email or call 0115 822 6577 to apply or for more information on the apprenticeship.

February 23, 2017