Our graduate training programme is underpinned by a development framework that broadens and deepens your knowledge. You'll learn from hands-on coaching and an outstanding variety of work, picking up business, personal and technical skills you can use across the network, and throughout your career.
We recognise that to bring value to our clients, we need to provide the best advice around technological innovation. With us, you’ll be at the forefront of new initiatives and explore emerging technologies and trends to help our clients unlock their potential, protect their businesses, provide insight and help steer strategy.
In Cyber Security we deal with some of the most urgent issues facing businesses and governments today. We help organisations from all sectors operate securely in the digital world. Our specialist advisors help clients reduce their exposure to threats, improve their defences and respond to cyber incidents. We also help our clients address the legal issues around breaches, data protection and privacy and implement a culture and environment where people understand how to behave securely and do the right thing.
It’s a vast and complex field that involves everything from cyber security strategy and technical design, implementing effective security solutions and processes, to responding to cyber incidents and breaches.
A career in our Threat, Intelligence and Vulnerability Management practice, within Cyber Security and Privacy services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients implement an effective cyber security programme that protects against threats, propels transformation, and drives growth. As companies pivot toward a digital business model, exponentially more data is generated and shared among organisations, partners and customers. You’ll play an integral role in helping our clients ensure they are protected by developing transformation strategies focused on security, efficiently integrate and manage new or existing technology systems to deliver continuous operational improvements and increase their cybersecurity investment, and detect, respond, and remediate threats.
Our team helps organisations to rapidly and effectively respond to threats against potential security incidents by helping to detect, respond to, investigate, and remediate threats across the incident management life cycle.
Technical Specialist - Ethical Hacking
Our Specialist Advisory team is focused on supporting highly technical specialisms which help our clients to detect and respond to vulnerabilities in their IT environments. On this three-year programme you’ll dedicate yourself to the specialism to build up your technical knowledge and experience to be an effective technical cyber security expert. Focusing on highly technical niche services you can help our clients with
Ethical hacking to expose vulnerabilities in client IT systems
Identifying and monitoring malicious activity on client networks
Actively tracking and disrupting cyber threat actors and seeking out new ones
Investigating networks which attackers have compromised and removing threat actors.
This is one of our Cyber Security technical specialism programs based within the Ethical Hacking team. Working as an ethical hacker in our Offensive Security team, you will spend your time legally breaking into computer networks, websites, mobile applications, Operational Technology and Internet of Things environments. Aiming to provide specific recommendations to our leading clients (mostly top 500 organisations in the public and private sectors) to help them keep hackers out. The program will also include some exposure to the work of the incident response team to ensure staff can be effective at providing support in the event of a major incident.
What you’ll gain
The Specialist Advisory pathway is a three-year programme. In Cardiff, you’ll be dedicating yourself to the Ethical Hacking specialism from day one. This will allow you to build up the required technical knowledge and experience to be an effective cyber security expert.
Join a world class team of qualified ethical hackers. Take part in one of the largest formal training programmes in the world and gain the industry leading CREST qualifications to really boost your Cyber career.
Throughout your first twelve months you will work towards your CPSA certification with additional training in year two and three working towards gaining the CREST CRT qualification and ability to join the government CHECK scheme. There will be an option to attempt the advanced level CREST CCT Infrastructure or Application exams for those who have reached the appropriate levels of competency.
What you’ll need
You'll need to have or be on course for a 2.1. degree or above in any subject however a STEM degree is preferable. We determine whether you're on course for a 2.1. based on the grades you achieved in your last completed year of academic study.
By applying for a Technical Specialist role you'll be able to demonstrate prior experience in this field, evidenced in the CV you attach to your application. Prior experience may include any relevant previous employment, training courses, relevant certifications, involvement in programmes such as ‘The Cyber Security Challenge’, use of online CTF platforms and/or key tools such as Linux, Kali, Nessus, Burp, Zap and Nmap.
It is highly desirable that applicants will have done an introductory programming module as part of their degree course that provides some knowledge of simple code development in a high level language such as Python, C, C++, C#, Matlab, Bash or Powershell
A curious mind and a genuine passion for cyber security is expected - the pace of change in this industry sector is so high that candidates will need to spend some personal time reviewing twitter, blogs and news articles in order to stay up to date.
Successful candidates will be required to undertake a UK Government SC level clearance as part of this role.
How to apply
Complete an online application form and submit a CV.