Graduate Masters Programme Cyber Ethical Hacking, Cardiff, Autumn 2023 - #600282

PwC


Date: 1 week ago
City: Cardiff
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
PwC



The world of risk is changing. Today's business environment is different. More complex. More connected. More volatile. While this environment makes it much harder to predict where new risks will come from, we believe that it represents an opportunity for businesses to transform and innovate. We work with our clients to protect and strengthen every aspect of their business; from people to performance, systems to strategy and business plans to business resilience. Through our invaluable insights and independent assurance we can help our clients to discover and unlock real value.

Our capabilities, scale and ability to bring together leading-edge specialists to tackle the toughest risk situations helps us create a sustainable competitive advantage. But it's our people, their curiosity and the inclusive, collaborative culture that sets us apart. Difference makes a difference and individuality is celebrated and embraced. We’re investing in growth and innovation. Our people are supported by the right tools and technology to strengthen our business and stay at the cutting-edge of new techniques. We nurture bold and dynamic behaviours to push the boundaries and be truly distinctive in the market.





Risk is all around us and in our complex world, is changing all the time. Our teams bring people from diverse backgrounds together, using their skills and cutting-edge technology, to help solve complex problems. We are pioneers in a world of changing risk and our market leading services build resilient organisations. Join us and together, we can support our clients to rethink risk.


PwC’s UK-based ethical hacking team is the global Centre of Excellence for Ethical Hacking at the firm. Our vision is to become the premier global Ethical Hacking team - the first point of call for FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients looking for a true partner.



No technology based solution can completely prevent human error, we work closely with our clients to become their trusted advisors offering far more than commodity penetration testing. The team is made up of specialists from many backgrounds - from red teaming, software development, computer networking, systems administration, hardware testing and reverse engineering. We also have experts that have spent their entire careers working in the cyber security industry. Our strength lies in our continuing expansion of our capabilities, our flexibility, our curiosity and our investment in training and research to ensure we develop our people to become world class experts in their chosen specialisms.



Programme
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.



What you'll do


In your first year you will complete a technical masters at Cardiff University which will prepare you for a broad range of technical Cyber Security. Alongside your masters you will be paid to work part-time at PwC, progressing to full time in year two.
From day-one at PwC you’ll be dedicating yourself to the Ethical Hacking specialism. This will allow you to build up the required technical knowledge and experience to be an effective cyber security expert.

The Ethical Hacking team is focused on supporting highly technical specialisms which help our clients to detect and respond to vulnerabilities. You will help our clients by ethically hacking their environments to expose vulnerabilities in their IT, Operational Things and Internet of Things systems. In this role you will develop key skills in a variety of disciplines including:
Computer Networking
Operating Systems
Web application hacking
Reverse engineering
Secure coding
Red teaming
Hardware Hacking.
After learning initial skills and shadowing colleagues to develop confidence in these areas you will work as an ethical hacker in our Offensive Security team. You will spend your time legally breaking into computer networks, websites, mobile applications, Operational Things and Internet of Things environments. You will also provide specific recommendations to our leading clients (mostly top 500 organisations in the public and private sectors), to help them keep hackers out.

The programme may also include some exposure to the work of other cyber security teams particularly including Cyber Threat Operations to ensure staff can be effective at providing support in the event of a major incident.



What you'll gain


By completing the full time, fully funded, technical masters at Cardiff University you will build up the required knowledge and experience to be an effective cyber security expert and secure a level 7 qualification from a Russell Group University.

You will be joining a world class team of qualified ethical hackers, participating in a formal training programme whilst gaining academic and industry leading practitioner qualifications to really boost your Cyber career.

Throughout your training, in addition to your MSc in technical cyber, you will work towards your CREST CPSA certification. Additional internal and external training will be provided alongside the MSc. In years two and three you will work towards gaining the CREST CRT qualification and be able 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 achieved or be on track to pass an undergraduate degree or above in any subject, however a STEM degree is preferable. We determine whether you're on course to pass based on the grades you achieved in your last completed year of academic study.
It is highly desirable that applicants will have completed 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 invest additional personal time to stay up-to-date. Those without directly relevant degrees will likely need to invest the most personal time to keep up with the training programme
Successful candidates will be required to undertake a UK Government SC level clearance as part of this role.



When to apply



  • The deadline for the behavioural based assessment is 27 February 2023


  • The deadline for the video interview is 20 March


  • Career Focus days will take place w/c 10 April


  • Technical Interviews will take place w/c 17 April






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The Deal
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Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition: https://www.pwc.co.uk/careers/about-us/the-new-deal.html

Diversity
Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion


We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

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