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Employer Description:

Huntswood is a specialist resourcing and consultancy firm in the areas governance, compliance and complaints. Our strong position in the market means we continue to grow quickly. As such, we are always on the lookout for great people to fill a variety of roles at our head office in Reading.

Job Details:

Responsibilities of the Cyber Analyst Apprenticeship:

  • Review systems monitoring and logs, recording such monitoring and any actions
  • Write analysis scripts and tools using log analysis or report/MI/analytics toolsets
  • Perform systems analysis to confirm application of the spirit of policies along all aspects of digital communications and the varied toolsets
  • Optimise the configuration of rules in IT security toolsets to achieve policy outcomes with limited false positives or negatives
  • Communicate risks, status and analysis to business management in a non-technical manner
  • Support client and Huntswood penetration test preparation and activities as required
  • Support IT security compliance by undertaking patching, software upgrades of network or other devices as required and trained
  • Document requirements in a clear and unambiguous manner ensuring they are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable and feasible.
  • To effectively build relationships and communicate with business stakeholders
  • Define appropriate training and adoption strategies and associated material supporting policy adoption, deliver training related to cyber / security / data protection
  • Support security investigations, DSAR requests and similar
  • Support activities to maintain and enhance Huntswood’s ISO accreditations
  • Maintain relevant knowledge of best practice in cyber / security / technical standards / data protection and associated infrastructure designs & standards
  • Run regular scheduled or on-demand penetration style tests/ vulnerability scanning with Huntswood’s own basic tooling
  • Agree and track corrective actions for security vulnerabilities and help project manage
  • Develop monitoring and alert scripts as required with notifications to internal and external service providers
  • Support the FCR team as able and as required with their projects & services
  • Other appropriate tasks as required enhancing the cyber safety of Huntswood and its Employees & Clients

Requirements of the Cyber Analyst Apprenticeship:


  • A levels in subjects showing analytical capability
  • Ability to assimilate, synthesise and present information in a written and oral manner
  • IT literacy
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office including Visio, Project and Word
  • High interest levels in cyber, security and data


  • Exceptional communication skills: for business and technical audiences.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work well in a small team.
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Exceptional analytical skills.
  • Excellent influencing skills.


While we are a commercial organisation, Huntswood also retains a down-to-earth, close-knit quality that enables great collaboration and communication, both internally and in our client relationships. As a consequence, we have been awarded The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work for on more than one occasion.

Excellent flexible benefit packages that can be tailored to the individual. These core benefits include private medical, pension and child care vouchers.

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