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Apprentice Security Operations Analyst SPECIALIST COMPUTER CENTRES PLC

Information Security is critical to the ongoing success and reputation of the Specialist Computer Centre (SCC) as a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP). As part of SCC continuing successful growth delivering security products and Security as a Service (SECaaS), we have an exciting opportunity to join our Security Operations Centre (SOC) Team.

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Closing date: 14 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 9-5.30 (1 hr for lunch).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    28 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Monitor the SCC Corporate, Public and Commercial landscape for security breaches and investigate offences when they occur
  • Triage security offence log files sources and ensure they are escalated for future investigation or correct closure as false positive
  • Assist in the preparation of reports that document offences and the extent of the damage that has or may occur
  • In time and with experience, advise on incident containment measures
  • In time and with experience, contribute to digital forensic investigations, assisting with data capture and analysis
  • Collaborate with IT technical teams across the business to deliver Information Security Service improvements
  • Assist with the develop of SIEM platform process and procedures, including the development of ‘Playbooks’ to ensure best practice is implemented when possible
  • Maintain awareness of developing Information Technology and security risk landscape
  • Have an awareness of and develop know of standards and regulations such as GDPR, ISO27001, NIST, PCI, SOX, HTECH
  • Perform other essential Information Security duties as assigned

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 4 cyber security technologist apprenticeship standard.

Functional skills in level 2 in English and maths.

You will attend Solihull College & University Centre (Blossomfield Campus) once a week during term time.

A computing & I.T coach will visit you every 6 – 8 weeks within the workplace to pick up the work-based evidence and help prepare you for the City & Guilds assessed end point assessments at the end of your learning.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

An opportunity to join the team on a permanent basis to continue their development with IT Security.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Drive, Professionalism, Integrity


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 (C) and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C) or above) Essential

Things to consider

Role will be required to work at a computer screen throughout the day and for the role holder to have an open mind, looking beyond what is in front of them when working on activities.

About the employer

SCC simplifies the complex for global businesses, as one of Europe’s largest independent IT groups. Operating out of 45+ locations in the UK, France, Romania, Spain and Vietnam, SCC delivers limitless IT solutions in partnership with the world’s best technology vendors. We provide multi-award-winning distributed cloud services, networks and communications, workplace productivity, business process outsourcing, security and innovation solutions to customers in a broad range of public and private industry sectors. We’re trusted to discover, design, supply, migrate, manage and optimise IT that supports European economies through enduring partnership, driven by curiosity and inspired by innovation.




10 Westwood Avenue

B11 3RF

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Training provider



Paul Bates

0121 678 7178

Apprenticeship standard

Cyber security technologist

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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