An Intelligence Analyst will work in the following types of organisations: military, law enforcement, security, finance, commerce. The role involves working alongside intelligence collection officers and researchers, investigators, operational staff and other operational support roles such as business, data, risk or threat analysts to identify patterns and trends to make sense of the information and data they are handling. Their clients will include internal and external stakeholders, partners and customers. The main responsibilities of an Intelligence Analyst are to:
- Receive intelligence material, keeping it safe and secure in line with current guidance and legislation.
- Monitor events and intelligence reporting to identify items of interest that require further understanding.
- Closely examine raw data, facts, statements, opinions and ideas from a wide range of sources, examples of this are; telephone data, flight manifests, surveillance records, human intelligence sources, information accessed from the internet. Intelligence Analysts pull these together, researching, evaluating and analysing the information to create intelligence.
- Interpret the intelligence by determining its meaning and significance; identifying patterns and trends – this could relate to suspect individuals and groups, problem areas or discrepancies and gaps in knowledge – using a variety of structured analytical techniques in order to create an intelligence picture.
- Produce verbal and written briefings and reports so an organisation can better understand the threats, harm and risks it is facing and allow senior decision makers to pull together informed judgements. This may be in relation to tax evasion, passport fraud, people smuggling, organised crime or military deployments.
- Assist their organisation to prioritise and direct intelligence gathering activity and guide operational activity; continually re-evaluating data, updating reports and assessments to take into account any new information, intelligence, or data gaps.
- Work for a single organisation or providing collaborative support across multiple business areas alongside staff at different levels in an organisation. This may range from providing a crime network chart to assist a criminal prosecution and attending court to provide evidence of how the associations were linked to providing high level briefings to senior managers to inform their prioritisation of work and activity.
- Intelligence Analysts can be office based or can travel on their own or with other staff with other staff out ‘in the field’. They will also attend meetings with internal and external clients and partners.
Typical job titles: intelligence analyst, intelligence officer, intelligence researcher, operational support analyst, crime analyst, financial crime analyst, risk analyst, threat analyst, fraud investigator, security analyst, security manager, fraud and audit analyst, operational performance analyst.
The end-point assessment takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development after a minimum of twelve months ‘on-programme’ training and development, equating to a minimum of 20% of the apprenticeship as ‘off job’ training. The end-point assessment should only commence once the employer is confident that the apprentice has developed all the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined in the apprenticeship standard. It ensures that all successful apprentices have achieved the industry set professional standard for a Team Leader Supervisor.
Once the employer is satisfied, the end-point assessment can be arranged with an ELS