• Full Time
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About the role

If defending IT infrastructure and networks or combating cyber-crimes appeals, then starting a career in cyber security is 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’s assets. You’ll develop your capabilities so that you can join this department who make sure all our people, premises and systems stay safe and secure. As part of the team you could be helping manage the risk of cyber threats which continually evolve and increase in sophistication and persistence, to protect our vital infrastructure.

If defending IT infrastructure and networks or combating cyber-crimes appeals, then starting a career in cyber security is 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’s assets. You’ll develop your capabilities so that you can join this department who make sure all our people, premises and systems stay safe and secure. As part of the team you could be helping manage the risk of cyber threats which continually evolve and increase in sophistication and persistence, to protect our vital infrastructure.

This position gives you the opportunity to participate in our IT Graduate Development Programme, an 18-month experience consisting of three 6-month placements in varying IT departments. Your first placement will be in the role outlined below and you will return to this role following two broadening 6-month rotations where your knowledge of IT at National Grid will be expanded.

What you’ll need

As one of our Graduates, you’ll have the chance to start putting your studies into practice. You’ll need to be curious and proactive. Ask questions. Be interested. Along with a 2.1 Degree classification in one of the following disciplines:

• Cyber Security related degree (preferred)
OR
• Computing related degree (acceptable)

What you’ll get

As a first step to your career in the energy industry, our Graduate Programmes are like no other. You’ll gain an insight into how we work at National Grid, and understanding of what a career with us can offer, and receive some great rewards and benefits:

• Starting salary of £29,254 (Bachelors) / £30,318 (Masters)
£2,000 bonus, once joined and started on programme
• 25 days holiday
£2,400 payment on successful completion of the programme
• Up to £200 per month accommodation allowance as you move around the business
• Cost of living allowance (inner London, Metropolitan and Outer Metropolitan areas)
• Pensions and share-option scheme
• Flexible Benefits
• Close mentorship and regular feedback
• Volunteering opportunities
• Additional annual leave when you move between placements
• Assistance with moving personal belongings

This opportunity is based in either  Warwick or Solihull

The closing date will be 7th November 2021 but for popular roles we may close applications earlier than advertised. We advise all candidates to apply as early as possible to ensure you obtain the place you want in the application process.

Click here to download and read the full job description, what you’ll do on programme and what further benefits you will receive.

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 at least 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.

At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office. Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential. Apply now » Find similar jobs:

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