Undergraduate Cyber Security Specialist (12-Week Summer Internship)

Undergraduate Cyber Security Specialist (12-Week Summer Internship)

Role requirements

Qualifications: You must be in your second year at university and be predicted to gain, a 2:1degree classification or above in either a Cyber or Computer related discipline.

About the role

If defending IT infrastructure and networks, hacking sites on behalf of National Grid or combating cyber-crimes appeals, then starting a career in cyber security could be for you. On our 12-week internship, you’ll have the opportunity to get first-hand experience of how we manage the risks that cyber threats pose to our business. If you perform well, you could go back to university with an offer to join our graduate development programme. You could be working in:

  • Cyber Security Services – protect against and detect security events
  • Operations – identify and resolve issues, develop recovery plans
  • Business Partnering – make projects secure and the business successful
  • Technology Risk – manage risks and control assurance
  • Threat – prevent attacks through effective use of intelligence
  • Performance – define strategy and report security performance
What you'll do

Our Security team protect our people, our premises and digital systems to maintain trust in National Grid’s services. You could be working in a project or an operational team and you will be expected to deliver successful outcomes that are achievable over the 12 weeks with us. For instance, you could:

  • Analyse and assess potential security risks
  • Develop plans to deal with security incidents by putting measures in place
  • Prepare technical reports to support our strategy
  • Carry out tests on a system to expose weaknesses in security
  • Keep detailed records of investigations
  • Report on your findings to inform decisions about whether upgrades or remediation are required
What's in it for you

You will be working at the heart of a team protecting National Grid assets from cyber-crime. Our Security team continue to evolve to provide services that keep our people and assets safe, as the Security threats facing National Grid continually change and increase in sophistication and persistence. Digital investigation supports our Legal & Business Conduct teams and the more serious of Cyber security incidents. This role will provide real-time experience of cyber security management within the organisation and provide an ideal introduction to a career in Cyber Security

What you'll get

You will receive a starting salary of £19,400 during your industrial placement as well as 25 days' holiday and close mentoring and feedback to ensure you get the most out of your placement.

Best of all, if you have delivered excellent performance during your placement you may be offered an opportunity on our Graduate Development Programme at the start of your final year; leaving you free to concentrate on achieving that all important grade.

Who we are

At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds. National Grid’s ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able to reach their full potential.

Role location

Warwick or Solihull

Closing date

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 2nd February, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid's recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

Further information

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Email: GraduateCareers@nationalgrid.com