Junior Cyber Security Analyst - Apprenticeship - Higher (Level 4)

Paragon Bank Plc (Employer)

QA Apprenticeships (Training Provider)

Annual wage £18,000.00
37.5 hours per week Whilst our standard hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm (one hour for lunch) we encourage flexible working and your preferred options will be considered.
21 months (duration)
23 August 2021(start date)
Cyber security technologist (apprenticeship standard)
Digital (route)
7 August 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The primary focus of the Junior Security Analyst role is to ensure the current IT infrastructure security measures are maintained and kept up to date throughout an ever changing threat landscape and action processes in line with the daily operation, and vulnerability management duties within the cyber security team.



  • The role supports the overall Cyber Security Strategy which underpins the IT
  • Work against key HR and other mandated procedures and processes
  • Data Protection Acts and other applicable legislation
  • Enforcing policy and reporting breaches in policy
  • Work towards NIST framework


  • Successful candidate will have minimal influence. May work alone, or interact with immediate colleagues


  • Delivery of the daily security operations that is a key component of the VMP (Vulnerability Management Programme)  
  • Reduce backlog of security vulnerabilities within the IT portfolio and ensure new vulnerabilities are addressed in an appropriate timescale
  • Support project work from an IT security viewpoint as required, including the take on of new services
  • Review output from security monitors and tools and escalate or take appropriate action accordingly
  • Respond appropriately to audit recommendations
  • Support patching and other preventative security-related activities as needed
  • Attend all Apprenticeship modules and where applicable pass exams within agreed timescales

Future Prospects

Will be discussed upon interview.

Skills Required


  • Follow core processes and procedures such as change control and incident logging
  • Keep appropriate records and update documentation or checklists as applicable
  • Maintain awareness of security threat landscape pertaining to Paragon services and advise accordingly

Business Skill:

  • Offer excellent to customer support (Incl. Internal Customers)
  • Written or verbal communication to convey technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Delivery of Projects (Role specific and Apprenticeship specific) by using various Project delivery methods

Candidates will be required to demonstrate the below:

  • A Passion for Cyber Security and a keen interest in IT
  • Excellent IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft suite
  • Basic knowledge of cyber security technologies and Cyber risk
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to build strong working relationships
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail, analytical skill and ab ability to analyse and interpret data
  • Complex and methodical thinking
  • Ability to effectively priorities and work under pressure
  • Requirement to support apprenticeship program and learning by out of hours work

Qualities Required

  • You must act with integrity
  • You must act with due skill, care and diligence
  • You must be open and co-operative with the FCA, PRA and other regulators
  • You must pay due regard to the interests of customers and treat them fairly

You must observe proper standards of market conduct.

As well as having a:

  • Full clean driving licence [travelling will be required for the role]

Qualifications Required

GCSE’s (or equivalent) Grade 4/C or above:

  • Math’s
  • English
  • I.C.T

A Levels (or equivalent) all at a minimum of Pass / Grade C

  • Math’s
  • English
  • I.C.T

Candidates will be required to take and pass an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.

Relatable / translatable qualifications within the following subject areas:

  • Cyber
  • Information / Data
  • IT Related
  • Risk and Governance
  • Audit

Training Provided

  • Higher (Level 4) Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeship Standard

The role offers an 18–21-month Cyber Security Apprenticeship Programme which runs parallel to a full time position as a Junior Cyber Security Analyst.

You will have an opportunity to use and implement skills and knowledge gained from the apprenticeship programme during your day-to-day efforts.

The role offers first-hand exposure to industry leading technologies, software and personnel during 3rd party engagements whilst also offering the potential of progression within the Cyber Security team and wider IT.

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