Graduate Cyber Security Specialist, IT

Graduate Cyber Security Specialist, IT

Role requirements

This programme consists of rotational placements and therefore you must be willing to relocate as and when the programme requires.

Qualifications: You must have, or be predicted to gain, a 2:2 degree classification or above in the one of the following subjects:

Cyber related 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 is for you.

The services underpinning digital security are wide-ranging. You could make your mark 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 will be expected to deliver successful outcomes from a selection of the above work areas and experience how we manage the cyber risk. 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 in a varied environment where no two days are the same, 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 at different levels 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 £28,105 (or £29,127 if you hold a Masters) and a £2000 joining bonus. You will also have access to a number of additional benefits such as 25 days’ holiday, a generous completion payment, an accommodation allowance as you move around the business, a competitive pension scheme and a number of flexible benefits to name just a few.

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 15th December, 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

If you consider yourself to have a disability, long term health condition and/or require any reasonable adjustments to complete any part of our application process, please make us aware as soon as possible so we can make the relevant adjustments.

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Email: GraduateCareers@nationalgrid.com

Due to the sensitive nature of this role, if your application is successful, you may be required to undergo National Security Vetting in addition to the standard background checks National Grid carry out. If these additional security checks are required, you may need to evidence that you have resided in the UK for the last 3 years. National Security Vetting is carried out by a third party provider, HM Revenue & Customs Cluster Security Unit (HMRC CSU), which is part of the UK Government. More information about HMRC CSU’s use of your personal data can be found on their website [https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/299547/HMG_Personnel_Security_Controls.pdf].

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